While many of the Premier League’s finest will be taking part in F.A. Cup football this weekend, one of the games that could easily slip under the radar takes place at the Amex Stadium.
Both Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United go into battle on Saturday knowing that while a victory would be priceless, a defeat would be devastating.
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Who’ll end the evening with a win and which team will be looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone? Let’s analyse how we can make a profit out of at least team’s performance.
Leandro Trossard to have a shot on target in each half (13/2)
One of Brighton’s most creative players this year has been Leandro Trossard and The Seagulls’ flying wing forward is a great price to hit the target in each half against the Magpies on Saturday night.
With strikers who don’t always guarantee goals, such as Danny ‘one in five’ Welbeck and Neal Maupay, Trossard is always encouraged to hit the target and has a goal involvement in around one in three games, which for a relegation-threatened side is impressive. Trossard’s confidence could hardly be higher – he scored the winner on the South Coast at Southampton in the previous game.
Five Corners for Each Team and a Penalty Scored – 12/1
While on the face of it, the game at the Amex Stadium could be one where tension overrides action, we think it could be quite different. Brighton are an attacking team under manager Graham Potter and if The Seagulls take the lead, they’ll force Newcastle to come out of their shell.
Both teams shoot from distance a fair amount, so five corners each is a distinct possibility. If a penalty is awarded, then it’s worth noting that each keeper has made very few saves from the spot, with both home goalkeeper Robert Sánchez and Magpies stopper Martin Dúbravka each having made just one penalty save in the Premier League ever.
Bet Builder – Over 1.5 Goals, Leandro Trossard To Have 2 Or More Shots on Target, Brighton to Win and Jamaal Lascelles To Be Booked (35/1)
We’ve used the paddypower Bet Builder facility to put together a four-fold accumulator on the action at The Amex and at 35/1, it’s one of the biggest prices we’ve ever tipped in our Take 5 betting column.
Kicking off with the goals, it’s likely that if one side scores in the first half then the game will open up and either the scores will quickly draw level, or the winning side could add to their total on the counter. Adding in two on target from the ever-dangerous Trossard in a Brighton win, you only need a booking for Jamaal Lascelles to complete the 35/1 bet.
Lascelles has four bookings in 17 games so far this season and in a game where his team will need him to be as committed as ever, it’s hard to see the former Nottingham Forest stopper not picking up a yellow card for his efforts.
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