Brighton v Huddersfield Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 03, 2018
Amex Stadium - Premier League
Brighton host Huddersfield at the Amex on Saturday, as we arrive at crunch time in the battle for Premier League survival. A win for either side would strike a huge blow, while defeat would plunge the visitors into serious trouble.
Huddersfield have won the last two meetings between the sides, although they were both at the John Smith’s Stadium. Brighton have won their last two home games against the Terriers, while there were five consecutive draws before that. There hasn’t been an away victory in this fixture in the last 10 meetings.
Chris Hughton could call on Dale Stephens after a slight hamstring worry, although Anthony Knockaert misses out through suspension. Jiri Skalak, Steve Sidwell and Izzy Brown are all out too thanks to various injury problems.
The big news for Huddersfield ahead of this game is that Elias Kachunga has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign with an ankle injury. He joins Michael Hefele and Danny Williams on the sidelines, although Jon Stankovic is back out on the training pitches.
Brighton v Huddersfield Preview and Predictions
After both sides fell to defeat last weekend, this game has taken on an even greater significance. Just three points separate Brighton and Huddersfield in the Premier League table, although the Terriers have played a game more than their hosts on Saturday.
Glenn Murray’s missed penalty against Leicester turned out to be very costly, but the Seagulls have the chance to move to within three points of the magical 40-point mark with a victory in this one. They’re priced at evens to get it, which would go a long way to securing top flight football next season.
Both promoted sides were among the favourites for relegation at the start of the campaign, but Huddersfield still have a great chance of staying up too. With Southampton and Stoke - currently 18th and 19th in the table - playing Arenal and Tottenham this weekend, the Terriers could move six points clear of the drop zone with a win.
The visitors are 5/1 to get that all-important victory, and end a run of four games without a win. A draw wouldn’t be the worst result for David Wagner’s side given the circumstances, and that’s available at 5/2.
Murray to score and Brighton to win at 2/1
This looks a good way to get much better odds on the home win, with Murray looking for his 14th goal of the campaign and to banish the memory of his penalty miss.
Steve Mounie to score first at 13/2
The Benin international netted a brace when the teams met in December, and he will be key if Huddersfield are to avoid going five games without a goal.