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Date: 3 February 2024
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16 :00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium
Brighton vs Crystal Palace: Top free betting tips
The second M23 derby of the season is set to take place this weekend as Brighton welcome Crystal Palace to the Amex Stadium. Can Crystal Palace build on their recent 3-2 victory over Sheffield United or will they meet the wrath of the Seagulls after Luton put four past them on Tuesday night? Our Brighton vs Crystal Palace prediction is for a home win in what could be a fairly dull affair for the neutral.
Match result prediction: Brighton to win
Brighton's form has been concerning if you're a fan of the club for quite a while now. While they have been good in cup competitions this season, they have won just three of their last 16 Premier League fixtures. Last time out, they were hammered 4-0 by Luton Town which should provoke a reaction from De Zerbi's team. Palace weren't exactly brilliant against Sheffield United on Tuesday and lost 5-0 in their last Premier League away match.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
This is a fixture that usually lends itself to the BTTS market. Both teams have scored in six of the last seven Brighton vs Crystal Palace H2Hs and you would be foolish to bet against it happening this weekend. Crystal Palace will be a constant threat on the counter-attack with Eze and Olise fit again while Brighton have scored 22 goals in eleven home Premier League matches this season so are averaging two goals a game at the Amex.
Correct score prediction: Brighton 2-1 Crystal Palace
Both teams are suffering from confidence problems this season so home comforts could be the only difference between Brighton and Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Brighton beat Palace by a one-goal margin in this fixture last season and we anticipating the margin of victory this weekend.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace team news
Brighton predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
As if losing 4-0 wasn't bad enough on Tuesday night, but the sight of Joao Pedro hobbling off the pitch in the 70th minute only made the night even more miserable. The Seagull's top scorer is unlikely to make the squad this weekend as a result of the injury and he joins Milner, March, Enciso, Fati and Veltman on the list of injured absentees. Additionally, Kaoru Mitoma and Simon Adinga – two players Brighton are missing dearly – are both still away on international duty.
Verbruggen – Hinshelwood, Webster, Dunk, Igor, Estupinan – Baleba, Gross, Lallana – Welbeck, Ferguson
Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Brighton
Although Eberechi Eze and Micahel Olise were both taken off in the second half against Sheffield United on Tuesday night, they should both be fit enough to start the match against Brighton this weekend. There could also be a new player in their ranks on Saturday with right-back, Daniel Munoz, set to make his Palace debut after completing a move from Genk. In terms of absentees, Ward, Holding and Doucoure are all still in the treatment room.
Henderson – Munoz, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell – Lerma, Hughes, Eze – Olise, Mateta, Ayew
Brighton vs Crystal Palace: What the fans think
Brighton fans are expecting a response
For those feeling doubtful for Saturday after that loss, remember after Everton beat us 5-1 last season we were told we’d see a different Brighton next time and went on to beat title contenders arsenal 3-0..
Hopefully we see that different Brighton on Saturday👀 #BHAFC
— Jack🏴 (@jdl_03_) February 1, 2024
Crystal Palace fans are feeling confident again
As much as everyone loves a good moan — Palace are unbeaten at home in 4 matches, Brighton were absolutely tonked last night, we go with hope on Saturday. See you there. ❤️💙
— ash cpfc (@ash_cpfc) January 31, 2024
How far will Crystal Palace fans travel to the Amex Stadium?
Despite both sets of fans treating this as a local derby of sorts, Crystal Palace fans don't exactly have a short trip to the Amex Stadium on Saturday. Palace fans will venture down the M23 in a journey that will take around an hour via car or coach. By rail, the travelling Crystal Palace supporters can get a train from East Croydon to Lewes before swapping on to another service from Lewes to Falmer. From there, the Amex is just a short walk away.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace: Tickets
Brighton have sold all of their tickets for the match against Crystal Palace on Saturday with the only remaining tickets on sale coming via hospitality packages. These can be purchased directly through the Brighton website. Crystal Palace have been given an allocation of 3,112 tickets for the match against Brighton and these have all been sold to season ticket holders.
FAQs: Brighton vs Crystal Palace
Who is the referee? Simon Hooper will take charge of Brighton v Crystal Palace.
Who is the Crystal Palace manager? Roy Hodgson is the current Crystal Palace manager.
Who are the favourites to win? Brighton are the favourites to win at 4/5.