Fulham v Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 28, 2019
Craven Cottage - Premier League
Claudio Ranieri's relegation threatened Fulham host Chris Hughton's Brighton in this round of midweek Premier League fixtures.
This game finished as a 2-2 draw when these two sides met on the South Coast back in September, with Glenn Murray netting a late equaliser from the penalty spot.
Brighton are unbeaten in their last six games against Fulham, with a record of five wins and one draw.
Fulham will be without key duo Jean Seri and Aleksandar Mitrovic, after their both picked up their fifth bookings of the season in their last outing.
Aboubakar Kamara is unavailable after being suspended by the club, and Alfie Mawson and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa remain sidelined through injury.
Brighton will be without Jose Izquierdo and Bernardo through injury, Goal keeper Mat Ryan has returned from international duty at the Asian Cup, however Alireza Jahanbakhsh is still away at the tournament.
Fulham v Brighton Preview and Predictions
Fulham are currently in 19th in the Premier League table, 14 with points, and seven points away from top flight safety as it stands ahead of this tie. This game would have been earmarked by Ranieri as one that they could collect points from, however the absences of Mitrovic and Seri could prove decisive.
Brighton head to West London out of form in the Premier League, with just one win in their last eight games in league action for the Seagulls. That dip in form has dented confidence for Hughton's side, who had looked like an outside bet for a European qualification push before the end of the season.
Absences and form are key here and that should lead to the two sides cancelling each other out on Tuesday night - with a draw priced at 9/4.
Neither side are in their best form currently, with four goals in their last five games for Brighton, and five in five matches for Fulham.
With that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at 4/6.
A 1-1 draw at 5/1
At full strength, Fulham would be worth a punt to win this one - but a point will aid their relegation battle in the coming weeks. Hughton will be wary of Brighton's slide, and their 0-0 draw in the FA Cup against West Brom showed a back to basics tactic of not wanting to concede too many goals.
Glenn Murray to score anytime at 7/4
The goals are not exactly flowing for either side currently, and with Mitrovic banned, Murray is the only player on either side with any sort of form - having netted eight Premier League goals so far this season. He also has three goals in his last three appearances against the Cottagers.