There were no games in the English Premier League last weekend – time was given to the cup. And the midweek weekend saw the completion of only a couple of games in the 18th round, which were missed in due course. But on Friday, they will start the next “scheduled” game day. Brighton and Crystal Palace will play first in the AFL. Which of them is stronger right now? The website’s analysts have provided an exclusive forecast for the match on January 14, 2022. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet v.83(2625).
Brighton have picked up some good momentum
“Seagulls” still suffer from instability. And far from always able to squeeze out the maximum, to realize the chances created. Because of that, Graham Potter’s team have a very high number of draws, almost half of the total number of meetings in the APL (9 in 19). But beating Albion is not an easy task. Only four times have any of their opponents succeeded. And during the “winter madness” almost a hundred percent result was achieved. Against Brentford at home and Everton away Brighton won, with Chelsea on their field it was an honourable draw. There again the skill of snatching a result in the end was shown. This time it was the experienced Welbeck who was the hero, making it 1-1 in the 91st minute.
Crystal Palace made a decent start to the league campaign.
The Gunners made a lot, if not all, changes in the summer. Steve Perish took a risk by taking such drastic steps, but he wanted to take the club to the next level, “fed up” with the status of a strong mid-table side. This was entrusted to Patrick Vieira, despite the fact that his coaching experience was neither great nor successful. At the same time, a lot of young and promising players were acquired. So far, we can say that the experiment, at least, does not disappoint. With 20 games under their belt and 23 points under their belt, they are well on their way to the mid-table. The Eagles have lost, though, twice in the last 3 rounds. But those were failures against strong opponents, Tottenham and West Ham. The game against the outsider, Norwich, brought a smashing 3-0 in favor of Crystal Palace.
A curious statistic: 6 times in a row the home side have failed to win. There have been 3 draws and 3 wins for the visitors. Moreover, Brighton won 2-1 in 2019, and then Crystal Palace (1-0 and 2-1) triumphed away in 2020 and 2021.
The clubs will try, if not to win the duel, at least to take points in it. So it is worth betting on “more than 2.0 goals” (odds – 1.65).