Brighton v Huddersfield Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 28, 2019
Amex Stadium - Premier League
Two of the Premier League’s current poorest performing clubs meet on Saturday, as Brighton host Huddersfield at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls are slipping towards the relegation zone, while the Terriers are surely down already.
Brighton came from behind to win 2-1 at Huddersfield earlier this season. Last term, the Terriers won 2-0 at home before a 1-1 draw on the south coast. Both teams won their home games as they were promoted from the Championship together in the 2016/17 campaign.
Leon Balogun and Jason Steele are out for the hosts. Pascal Gross is also a doubt, after he went off at half-time of Brighton’s defeat against Leicester in midweek. Those are the only injury concerns for Seagulls manager Chris Hughton.
Visiting boss Jan Siewert will be without Tom Smith, who serves the second game of his suspension for a red card last weekend. Demeaco Duhaney will have a late fitness test, while Adama Diakhaby, Isaac Mbenza and Danny Williams are all injured.
Brighton v Huddersfield Town Preview and Predictions
Both of these teams were promoted together for the start of last season, and upset all the odds and predictions to remain in the top flight this time round. Huddersfield look certain to drop back down to the second tier, and Brighton could be joining them if they don’t get their act together sooner rather than later.
The Seagulls are yet to win a Premier League game since the turn of the year. They face Championship side Millwall for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals, but Hughton’s side are on an alarming slide towards the relegation zone, with only two points separating them and the bottom three.
Brighton still start as the favourites in the betting though, priced at 4/5. That’s because they’re coming up against the league’s bottom club, who’ve only won three times all season. One of those victories came against Wolves on Tuesday though, as the Terriers completed the double over Nuno Santo’s side.
The visitors are 9/2 to make it back-to-back victories on Saturday, but that’s probably one to avoid. Huddersfield have only scored 15 times in 28 games, and just twice in their last eight. They’re more likely for a draw, at 28/11, with a 0-0 scoreline priced at 69/10.
Under 2.5 goals at 3/5
Neither of these teams have been banging in the goals of late, with Brighton to win and under 2.5 goals available at 23/10.
Glenn Murray to score first at 7/2
The Seagulls striker is on 10 Premier League goals so far this term, and the favourite to break the deadlock this weekend.