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Brighton vs Newcastle United – EPL Tips

Brighton vs Newcastle United is always a highly-anticipated English Premier League game and we have soccer tips.

The most significant match on Saturdays Premier League action comes from the Amex Stadium, as Brighton try and drag themselves clear of the relegation place.

Due to the other fixtures on the day, they could start this fixture level on points with Cardiff City in the final relegation place.

Brighton Form

Chris Houghton will need to regroup his troops following their spirited performance away at Tottenham in midweek. They were only denied a point in the final knockings of the game when Christian Eriksen was allowed too much space before he fired a fierce strike beyond Matt Ryan in the Seagulls goal.

Few could have argued that Brighton deserved to leave London with a point, but the risks are high when a team plays ten players behind the ball. Houghton’s tactics were questioned after the match; with some fans claiming that the tactics were too defensive and one Tottenham goal would have decided the game.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Houghton would have been lauded as a genius if they escaped with a vital point; which they deserved. They had their chances in the game, with the most clear cut of them falling on the head of Shane Duffy.

Unfortunately for the Seagulls, however, he was unable to guide the header beyond Hugo Lloris and instead put his effort straight into the grateful hands of the Frenchman.

The home game against Newcastle is crucial for the Seagulls if they have any hope of staying in the division. Their point away at Wolves last weekend was an unexpected result for Brighton, which means they remain in control of their destiny.

Cardiff faces Fulham and Crystal Palace over the next two weeks; which means Brighton dare not lose this fixture against a fellow team that has been struggling in the relegation battle this season.

Newcastle Form

The future of Rafael Benitez remains the biggest question mark surrounding the Toon, with the Spaniard still to decide upon his next career move. His contract runs out at the end of the season, and the Geordie faithful are fearful of the consequences should they part ways with their talented manager.

Undoubtedly Benitez has been the overriding reason that Newcastle have remained in the Premier League; with his ability to get the best out of the players that he has at his disposal. But while his desire to take the club to the next level can’t be questioned; the board and especially Mike Ashley’s reluctance to offer him whatever he desires has infuriated fans.

The club is safe for another season in the top flight, but the annoyance of the Toon fans is clear for all to see. However, the big-money signing of Miguel Almiron could be a sign of things to come.

Almiron has been full of promise since signing from Atlanta United. However, he will be missing for the remainder of the season with a hamstring problem. That will be a miss for the Toon, and Brighton will be hopeful of taking full advantage.

Brighton vs Newcastle United Tips

This will be another cagey affair involving Brighton; like many of their games have been over recent weeks.

Houghton knows precisely what it takes to remain in the Premier League after achieving that feat at both Newcastle and Norwich, and he will ensure his turn churns out a vital win on the weekend.

Tip: Brighton to win @ BetOnline

Alex Dudley
Alex Dudley
Alex has travelled the world covering major sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. He has covered wrestling, horse racing and boxing events and now his writing can be seen at BettingBoss.

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