Brighton are in the Premier League’s top four after five matchdays. The Seagulls have taken 12 points from 15 on offer and have won back-to-back games in the top flight. Graham Potter’s team is flying high and are the surprise package in the early goings of the campaign.

Crystal Palace vs Brighton Match Preview

Crystal Palace are coming off of a 3-0 loss away at Anfield. It was a scoreline that flattered Liverpool as each goal came from a corner and Crystal Palace had chances of their own. Patrick Vieira’s team is 14th in the league standings with five points from 15 possible. Despite their lack of points, Crystal Palace have been good this term under the ex-Arsenal player. The Eagles’ loss to Liverpool ended a three-game unbeaten run.

Forty-six miles separate Selhurst Park and the Amex Stadium in Brighton. Yet, these teams play a fiery derby that has dated back to the 1970s. Why do Crystal Palace and Brighton play a derby? It all stems from the 1970s when these teams played cup ties that featured controversy. It didn’t help that Alan Mullery and Terry Venables were the opposing managers on many of the occasions and the two were not fans of each other.

The away team is unbeaten in five straight games between Crystal Palace and Brighton. Will the Seagulls continue their great start to the season away at Selhurst Park?

Crystal Palace vs Brighton Betting Odds

 

 

Brighton are favourite to win at Selhurst Park on Monday night. The Seagulls are a perfect six points from six on the road this season with three goals for and one against. Their last trip to London saw a late goal sink Brentford 1-0.

 

Leading bookies’ best betting odds for a Crystal Palace win are 6/4. Last season, Brighton went to Selhurst Park and collected a 1-1 draw. A Wilfried Zaha penalty in the first half was cancelled out by an Alexis Mac Allister in second half stoppage-time. Lewis Dunk was sent off during the match for Brighton.

Crystal Palace went to the Amex Stadium and won 2-1 in the reverse fixture. Jean-Philippe Mateta and Christian Benteke scored on either side of a Joel Veltman goal for Brighton. Benteke’s winner came in the 90th minute. Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Crystal Palace win at home are at 21/10. Crystal Palace have taken four points from six at home this season with three goals scored and zero conceded.

Crystal Palace have not won at home against Brighton since the 2017-18 Premier League. Their last three games against Brighton at home ended without wins. The last two games at Selhurst Park between the rivals ended in draws. Bookies’ best betting odds for a draw are at 11/5.

Crystal Palace vs Brighton Team News

Vieira has three players on the injury list going into the game this weekend. Jeffrey Schlupp is fight time to get fit. He has a thigh injury that could keep him out of the game. Schlupp looks on track to make the team for Monday night, however. Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson are both ruled out of the game through injury. Neither has a return date.

Conor Gallagher and Odsonne Edouard lead Crystal Palace in goals with two apiece. Edouard has not started either game he has been available for. Vieira could start the Frenchman in attack against Brighton.

Graham Potter is without Adam Webster, who is ruled out of the game with a thigh injury. Midfielder Yves Bissouma will undergo a late fitness test due to a knee injury. Alexis Mac Allister is also due to take a late fitness test following a back injury.

Midfielder Enock Mwepu is a doubt for the game due to a groin injury. If Bissouma and Mwepu are both absent from the team, Brighton could be weak in the centre of the park. Brighton are coming off of a 2-0 win in the EFL Cup against Swansea. Aaron Connolly scored twice and could earn a starting place against the Eagles.

Crystal Palace vs Brighton H2H

The away team is unbeaten in the last five games between these teams. Brighton snatched a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park last season while Crystal Palace won 2-1 away. Both games saw goals scored in the 90th minute.

Three of the last nine games between these teams in all competitions ended with Crystal Palace winning. Three of those nine games finished in wins for Brighton. Meanwhile, three of the games ended as draws. Five of the nine matches ended with over 2.5 goals.

Crystal Palace vs Brighton Prediction

Both teams to score goals: YES @ 19/20 - BET NOW

 

 

Seven of the last eight games between Crystal Palace and Brighton finished with both teams scoring goals. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score at Selhurst Park. The last four games between Crystal Palace and Brighton played at Selhurst Park finished with both sides finding the back of the net.

 

A goal after 69:59 @ 5/6 - BET NOW

 

 

Last season’s games in the league between Crystal Palace and Brighton saw a late goal after 69:59. Brighton scored a 90th minute goal at Selhurst Park to draw the game 1-1. Crystal Palace claimed a 2-1 win thanks to a Christian Benteke goal in second half stoppage-time. Our betting tips prediction is for a late goal in this derby fixture after 69:59.

 

First team to score: Crystal Palace @ 6/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Crystal Palace and Brighton played twice last season in the Premier League with the former scoring first in both fixtures. Our betting tips prediction is for Crystal Palace to score first in a fiery game at Selhurst Park on Monday night. In fact, the Eagles have scored first in three straight games against Brighton.

 

Monday night’s game should be a close, cagey game from the start. Crystal Palace have played well against Brighton in recent seasons, but Brighton have started the season in good form. Crystal Palace are unbeaten in four straight matches versus Brighton and could keep that record going this weekend.