Brighton will welcome Newcastle to American Express Community Stadion on Saturday for their game of the 35th round in Premier League. The hosts in this tie are just outside the relegation zone, occupyin 17th spot, with their lead over Cardiff is just three points. Newcastle are 13th with 41 points and should not worry for their place in the elite.
Brighton vs Newcastle Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Brighton||Win||4 W/ 1 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Newcastle||Loss||2 W/ 1 D/ 4 L||1 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the teams: 20.10.2018 Newcastle – Brighton 0:1; Biram Kayal 29’
Last game at this venue: 24.09.2017 Brighton – Newcastle 1:0; Tomer Hemed 51’
Worth mentioning: Only one draw has been registered in the seven meetings between the sides in this century. Six of the matches produced under 2,5 goals and just one encounter saw both sides hitting the back of the nets. Brighton kept a clean sheet in each of the last three H2H games, but scored just two goals in the process, which were enough to ensure two victories. Only one of the four meetings that took place in Brighton witnessed goals at both ends and featured over 2,5 goals and it happens to be Newcastle’s only away victory and goals.
Brighton vs Newcastle Stats
|As of 25.04||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Brighton||Loss||2 W/ 2 D/ 6 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
|Newcastle||Win||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
Last game Brighton: 23.04.2019 Tottenham – Brighton 1:0; Christian Eriksen 88’
Last game Newcastle: 20.04.2019 Newcastle – Southampton 3:1; Ayoze Perez 27’, 31’, 86’; Mario Lemina 59’
Top performers Brighton: Glenn Murray 11 goals, Shane Duffy 5 goals 1 assist, Florin Andone 3 goals.
Top performers Newcastle: Ayoze Perez 10 goals 2 assists, Salomon Rondon 9 goals 6 assists, Fabian Schar 3 goals 1 assist.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Brighton have not scored a goal in any of their last seven matches and understandably their best achievement in this period is the goalless draw away to Wolverhampton. Insted of trying to make something happen in front of their opponents goalie, the players are just kicking the ball forward and get prepared to prevent the next goal in their net. In the previous three home matches Brighton lost to Cardiff, Bournemouth and Southampton, teams all lower than Newcastle in the table.
Newcastle recorded back-to-back victories in their last two outings and are now guaranteed for another season in the Premier League. Just one of their last four encounters produced over 2,5 goals and the same one witnessed goals at both ends. No side were able to score more than twice in the Magpies last nine away matches.
Brighton vs Newcastle News
Missing players Brighton: Davy Propper and Jason Steele will miss out. Bruno Saltor is under question.
Missing players Newcastle: Florian Lejeune and Sean Longstaff are out injured. Robert Elliot, Fabian Schar and Miguel Almiron are doubtful.
Brighton vs Newcastle Predictions
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals – 2.75 @ bet365