Brighton and Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace Preview

November 28, 2017
By: Deke Hardman

Tuesday evening’s Premier League action from the Amex Stadium sees Brighton and Hove Albion take on rivals Crystal Palace.

The hosts saw their five game unbeaten run ended by Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, but the Red Devils needed an own goal from Lewis Dunk to secure all three points.

That result left the south coast side in ninth place though another defeat here could see them slip into the bottom half of the table depending on results elsewhere.

Manager Chris Hughton altered his line-up for the first time in five matches for the trip to Old Trafford so must decide whether to stick with Solly March or recall Jose Izquiredo while Beram Kayal is still awaiting his first appearance of the season having made the bench at the weekend.

Top scorer Glenn Murray is widely available at 6.5 (11/2) to open the scoring against his old club, with Pascal Gross a 10.5 (19/2) chance with Unibet.

Unibet price the home win at 2.72 (31/18) with the visitors available at 3.0 (2/1) with several firms. The draw can be backed at 3.2 (11/5) with Betfair.

Palace came from behind to beat Stoke City last time out and in doing so secured only their second league win of the campaign so far.

Another win here would lift them off the bottom of the table while they could even finish the day outside of the bottom three if they secure a comprehensive victory and West Bromwich Albion are soundly beaten by Newcastle United.

Roy Hodgson has no fresh injury concerns though may decide to recall Christian Benteke, who only played the second half on Saturday.

The Belgium international is favourite to open the scoring at 6.0 (5/1) with a number of bookmakers with Wilfried Zaha an 8.0 (7/1) chance with Sky Bet.

The two sides last met in the 2013 Championship play-off semi-finals with Palace winning the second leg 2-0 after the first leg ended goalless.

The previous four clashes have indeed seen at least one clean sheet so you may want to back there being one this time around at a best priced of 1.8 (4/5).

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