Brighton v Stoke Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th November 2017

Stoke to claim a point on the south coast?

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Brighton v Stoke Betting Preview – Premier League 20th November 4.00pm

The Seagulls can be really pleased with their return so far this season in the top flight as they start the weekend up in the top half of the table. There is a decent shot at three points for them as well in this fixture with Stoke a bit out of sorts this term. The Potters have lost three of their last six games in the league and haven’t looked the most reliable side out on the road. They may have an uncomfortable afternoon on the south coast.

Brighton v Stoke Betting Tips

The Seagulls can be pleased then with their efforts in the Premier League because they are holding their own very well. They are on a four match undefeated streak of form and in their last six games, their only defeat happened out at Arsenal. Brighton are four matches unbeaten on home soil as well (W2 D2), drawing their last two there against Everton and Southampton, both 1-1 draws. A 1-1 correct score at William Hill is an 11/2 option, the shortest price in the entire market. A Brighton 1-0 correct score returns a price of 6/1. The Seagulls have collected only the one clean sheet so far at the Amex this season, but they have taken two in their last three home and away combined. Brighton to win to nil, which would be another great return from them is a price of 13/5. The Seagulls go into the game three points clear of Stoke.

Last Six Head to Head All Competitions

Stoke 3 – 0 Brighton
Brighton 1 – 5 Stoke
Stoke 3 – 0 Brighton
Stoke 2 – 0 Brighton
Brighton 0 – 1 Stoke
Stoke 1 – 0 Brighton

While they are holding up defensively well, they have been a little goal shy which is to be expected of a newly promoted side. They are averaging a goal per game on league duty this season. Under 2.5 goals which is 8/15 at William Hill. Only 20% of the league games at the Amex this season have gone over the mark, so there is a trend there to back this being a low scoring affair. Brighton have shipped five goals in five home games this season. Top scorer for them is Glenn Murray who is the 15/8 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match with Tomer Hemed at 9/4. 83% of Brighton’s home goals this season in the top flight have been in the second half of matches and there is a decent price of 5/4 on a half time draw turning up with William Hill. There have only been the two first half goals in total in Brighton’s home league games this season. The Seagulls are currently seventh in the form table based on the last eight games.

Current League Form (most recent last)

Brighton WLDWDW
Stoke LWLLWD

Stoke’s defence has left a lot to be desired this season and that is why they have been struggling as much as they have. Only West Ham have conceded more goals than they have done in the league this season. Away from home punters have every reason to be wary of backing them and that is because they have only claimed the one away win in part of a W1 D1 L3 record on their travels in the Premier League this season. They won their last away fixture 1-0 at Watford despite being outplayed in the game. Here’s where the stats get even worse for them because the Potters have shipped at least two goals in six of their last eight league games, so even though they are going against a side who have returned fewer league goals than they have, Stoke still look a bit risky. Both teams to score at William Hill is a price of even money.

Mame Diouf and Peter Crouch are the joint top scorers for Stoke this season in the Premier League with three goals each. However, no Stoke player has managed more than one goal away from home this season. Their shortest priced options in the anytime goalscorer market are Peter Crouch and Saido Berahino at 5/2 even though Berahino has yet to get off the mark for the Potters. Across their five road games in the top flight this season, Stoke have managed just the five goals while they have averaged more than two goals per game against them. The Potters have managed to open the scoring in just one of their five away games so far this season. Each of their three away losses have all been by a one goal margin. Brighton to win by a one goal margin at William Hill is a price of 11/4.

Brighton v Stoke Betting Odds

Brighton 7/5, Draw 2/1, Stoke 21/10

Brighton v Stoke Predictions

Draw: Given that Brighton have been going well at home, they aren’t likely to suffer a loss in this one. Stoke only broke their away duck last time out but it was a good win at Watford despite being played in the match. Settle on the draw.