Huddersfield v Brighton Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th December 2017

Seagulls to earn a point at Huddersfield

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Huddersfield v Brighton Betting Tips – Premier League 9th December 3.00pm

The Terriers have an important home game coming up in this one as they face up to Brighton. This is a battle between two of the newly promoted sides to the top flight this season and there is a big three points on offer here. Huddersfield are tanking just a bit now with four straight defeats and they can’t afford to lose this one. The Seagulls are just the two points better off than the Terriers are and surely avoiding defeat on the road has to be the order of the dray for them.

Huddersfield News and Form

Huddersfield are only just above the relegation zone now, but the big concern is their current form. They are sliding backwards badly with a four match losing streak going on. In those four defeats, they have conceded thirteen goals and have managed to net only the one themselves. So there’s work to do. That having been said they have won two of their last three home games if that’s any consolation for them, beating Manchester United and then West Brom. Huddersfield have gone W3 D2 L2 on home soil this season and their recent defeat there was only by a one goal margin against Man City. There is not likely going to be much between Huddersfield and Brighton and under 1.5 goals at Ladbrokes is worth considering at 11/8. The Terriers have failed to score in three of their last four league outings now and in total have scored just the six home goals in the top flight. Just 43% of Huddersfield’s home fixtures this term have gone over 2.5 goals. 67% of their home goals have cropped up in the first half of matches and they have scored the opening goal in five of their seven home games.

Brighton News and Form

While Brighton, like Huddersfield, haven’t done a lot of winning recently, they have shown more resilience and fight. They have only suffered the two defeats in their last eight league games and they were against Liverpool and Manchester United. They had a two match winning streak away from home snapped with a loss at Old Trafford recently, which was only a 1-0 defeat. Overall away from home this season, Brighton’s record is W2 D1 L4. They have totalled just the five goals on their travels this season and only 29% of their road games have managed to get up and above 2.5 goals. So again, a low scoring game is likely. They have conceded seven away goals this season and five of those have come in the second half of matches. They have not lost an away game this season by a margin bigger than two goals. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at a pretty short price of 4/1 while the 0-0 draw is a mark back at 5/1. Top scorer for the Seagulls this season is Glenn Murray with five and three of those have been at home. Murray is the 9/4 anytime goalscorer favourite.

Huddersfield v Brighton Head to Head

The two were up against each other in the Championship last season and there was a home win for each of them on that occasion. Five of the last eight contests between these two have ended up as a draw, with Brighton winning two of the other three. On home soil, Huddersfield are unbeaten in their last four home games against Brighton, three of those fixtures ending in a 1-1 draw.

Huddersfield v Brighton Betting Odds

Huddersfield 13/8, Brighton 17/10, Draw 11/5

Huddersfield v Brighton Predictions

Draw: A share of the spoils looks to be the most likely outcome in this one. Brighton should be strong enough at the back to hold out for a point in this one, because the Terriers are not carrying the form, scoring power or confidence to take them out. Settle for the draw.