After a strong start to the Premier League season, Brighton have fallen off the pace for European football. Graham Potter’s Brighton have not won a Premier League match since September 19. The Seagulls are seven matches without a win in the Premier League ahead of Leeds United’s arrival at the Amex on Saturday.
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Brighton are ninth in the league with 17 points from 36 on offer. While the Seagulls are winless in seven straight Premier League matches – five of those games finished as draws – they are just three points off of fifth-place Arsenal.
Leeds United arrive at the Amex Stadium with just two points separating them from the relegation zone. The Whites have struggled in their second season in the Premier League, collecting 11 points from 36 on offer. Marcelo Bielsa’s team is coming off of a 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. After leading 1-0 early on, Leeds United conceded two goals, losing and ending a three-match unbeaten streak,
Brighton are third in the Premier League in draws with five from 12 games. Leeds United have also drawn five times in the league. Is Saturday’s game at the Amex set for a stalemate?
Brighton vs Leeds United Betting Odds
Brighton did the double over Leeds United last season by a combined score of 3-0. The teams’ match at the Amex Stadium finished 2-0 thanks to goals from Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck. Their reverse fixture at Elland Road ended 1-0 courtesy of a strike from Neal Maupay in the first half.
Brighton took just four points from the last 18 on offer in the Premier League. They struggled for goals with four scored and nine conceded. Leeds United, on the other hand, took eight points from 18 on offer over the course of their last six matches. They scored six times and allowed six goals to opponents.
Bookies’ best betting odds on a Brighton win at full-time are at 21/20. The Seagulls have obtained eight points from 18 on offer in the league at home. They have been outscored 8-6 at the Amex Stadium. Leeds United are at the best betting odds of 29/10 to win at full-time. Just five points from 18 have been taken by the Whites on the road. They have been outscored 11-6 away from Elland Road.
Brighton and Leeds United have both drawn five of their 12 games this season. Bookies’ best odds on a stalemate at full-time are at 5/2.
Brighton vs Leeds United Team News
Potter will be without two players due to injuries. Striker Danny Welbeck remains sidelined with a thigh injury. Welbeck scored at the Amex last season when these teams met. Steven Alzate is ruled out with an ankle injury.
Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez served a one-match suspension for a red card picked up against Newcastle United earlier this month. Sanchez will be available for Potter and provide a huge boost to the team’s backline. Midfielder Enock Mwepu is a major doubt due to a muscle strain.
Bielsa continues to be without main goalscorer Patrick Bamford. The English player is ruled out for the weekend with an ankle/foot issue. Defenders Robin Koch and Luke Ayling are also ruled out of the match due to injuries. Forward Rodrigo is nearing a return and is only a minor doubt to make the squad. The Spaniard has an ankle injury.
Raphinha should make the team and start the game following an unspecified injury issue. Meanwhile, Jamie Shackleton is a major doubt to play this weekend after sustaining an injury.
Brighton vs Leeds United H2H
Brighton did the double over Leeds United in 2020-21. They won by a combined score of 3-0 with Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Neal Maupay scoring the goals in the two fixtures. Neither side goes into the match on Saturday afternoon in very good form.
Brighton are winless in seven straight games in the league. Leeds United have failed to win their last two league matches. Brighton and Leeds United have scored 12 goals, respectively, the joint-third lowest scoring total in the Premier League.
Brighton vs Leeds United Predictions
Total cards: Under 4.5 @ 8/11 - BET NOW
Brighton are joint-top of the Premier League’s discipline chart. The Seagulls have been given a league leading 32 yellow cards. They have also been given one red card. Leeds United have been handed 28 yellow cards, the second-most in the league. Despite the number of cards both teams have been given over the course of 12 games so far, our betting tips prediction is for under 4.5 goals total when Brighton host Leeds United this weekend.
Raphinha to score anytime @ 10/3 - BET NOW
If Leeds United’s Raphinha continues to play the way he has so far in 2021-22, he will get a big transfer in the summer. Liverpool are one team interested in the Leeds United winger. Raphinha has five goals in 10 matches for Leeds United in the league. He averages a goal every 164 minutes in the league and goes into matchday 13 after scoring two goals in his last two games. Raphinha missed last week’s loss to Spurs. He could miss this week too, but if Raphinha plays, our betting tips prediction is for him to score anytime.
Result/both teams to score: YES/DRAW @ 18/5 - BET NOW
Brighton and Leeds United have collected five draws from 12 games in the league respectively. Saturday’s match is a clash between two sides that should finish in midtable come May. Brighton have punched above their weight, while injuries and inconsistencies have cost Biesla’s Leeds United. Our betting tips prediction is for a score draw on Saturday at the Amex Stadium.
All five of Leeds United’s Premier League draws saw both teams score. Three of Brighton’s five draws ended with both teams scoring goals. Our betting tips prediction is for Brighton and Leeds United to score and draw at full-time. It should be a close match between two evenly matched sides on the south coast.
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