Brighton & Hove Albion

Preview | February 24

Brighton & Hove Albion-Everton

Brighton face Everton at the AMEX.

Brighton | WLWLD | 7th | Top Scorer: João Pedro (8)

Brighton are 7th in the table and they'll be targeting all 3 points in this fixture. With an average of 1.58 xG (expected goals) per game, Brighton rank 8th in the league so they're likely to get their fair share of chances here. Brighton are reliant on Pascal Groß for his creativity. He's got 3 assists in his last 5 matches. João Pedro will be front and centre in their attempt to prolong success. He has led them this year with 48 shots taken (19th in the EPL).

Everton | DLDDD | 17th | Top Scorer: A. Doucouré (6)

Picking up points has been a problem for Everton and they've lost 1 of their last 5 matches. Everton have struggled to stamp their authority on matches in recent weeks. They've averaged fewer shots and less possession than their opponents over the last 5 matches. Vitalii Mykolenko has averaged just 0.6 tackles per match in his last 5. But he's still key for Everton defensively, and he'll hope to improve in this fixture.

Brighton-Everton Prediction: 1-0

This one has all the hallmarks of a low-scoring game, but Brighton will be buoyed by the fact that home advantage should be enough for them to secure the win.

Did you know? Everton travelled to the AMEX to play Brighton in 2023 and won 5-1. That remains the most goals the Seagulls have conceded to the Toffees at home in the Premier League.

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Report | February 18

Sheffield United

0 - 5

Brighton & Hove Albion

Facundo Buonanotte 20
Danny Welbeck 24
Jack Robinson 75 [OG]
Simon Adingra 78, 85

6Total Shots24
1Shots on Target10

Brighton breeze past sorry Sheffield United.

Facundo Buonanotte began the scoring for Brighton in the 20th minute. After the first goal, Brighton proceeded to add on 4 more goals on the way to a 5 goal thrashing of Sheffield United.

The Overview

  • It was one-way traffic for most of the game; the Seagulls had an astonishing 80% possession and 24 shots.
  • The Blades didn't generate enough chances, only mustering six shots throughout the contest.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Seagulls had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 42%.

The Details

Pascal Groß continually probed down the flank, getting 19 crosses into the box. The Seagulls completed 648 more passes than the Blades, pulling them around the pitch.

Brighton are back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Sheffield United's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Simon AdingraPascal Groß
Scored 2 goals19 crosses (6th in the Premier League)
1 blocked shot (1st in the game)Assisted 1 goal

Next up, Sheffield United take on Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Sunday, February 25th. While Brighton meet Everton at The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday, February 24th. Will the Blades improve their form? Can the Seagulls win again?

Report | February 10

Tottenham Hotspur

2 - 1

Brighton & Hove Albion

Pape Matar Sarr 61 Pascal Groß 17 [PK]
Brennan Johnson 90

16Total Shots6
6Shots on Target3

Tottenham leave it late to claim all three points.

Pascal Groß netted the first goal of the match with a penalty for Brighton in the 17th minute. Tottenham's Pape Matar Sarr then responded with a tying goal in the 61st minute. Brennan Johnson then netted a 96th minute strike to give Tottenham the win.

The Overview

  • In a tight battle for the ball, Spurs made good use of their possession (52%), generating 16 shots.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if Spurs had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 38%.

The Details

Pedro Porro had a field day, registering 8 crosses. Neither team showed a superior passing game. Spurs had 533 completed passes while the Seagulls completed 479 passes.

Tottenham get back to winning form. Meanwhile, Brighton's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Brennan JohnsonPascal Groß
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal
Drew 2 fouls (2nd on their team)7 crosses (1st on their team)

Next up, Tottenham meet Wolves at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, February 17th. While Brighton take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday, February 18th. Can Spurs win again? Will the Seagulls improve their form?

Report | February 3

Brighton & Hove Albion

4 - 1

Crystal Palace

Lewis Dunk 3 Jean-Philippe Mateta 71
Jack Hinshelwood 33
Facundo Buonanotte 34
João Pedro 84

13Total Shots7
6Shots on Target5

Brighton beat Palace at The American Express Community Stadium.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Lewis Dunk opened the score for Brighton in the third minute after being assisted by Pascal Groß. Following the opening goal, Brighton proceeded to add on 3 more goals, compared to Palace's 1 as Brighton took the three points.

The Overview

  • The Seagulls won the possession battle with 69% and they had it in the right areas too, getting away 13 shots in total.
  • The Eagles didn't generate enough chances, only mustering seven shots throughout the contest.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Seagulls had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 46%.

The Details

Lewis Dunk was one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions. The Seagulls completed 471 more passes than the Eagles, pulling them around the pitch.

Brighton bag a win. Meanwhile, Palace's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Pascal GroßFacundo Buonanotte
Assisted 2 goalsScored 1 goal
3 blocked shots (14th in the Premier League)3 tackles won

Next up, Brighton meet Tottenham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, February 10th. While Palace meet Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Monday, February 12th. Can the Seagulls win again? Will the Eagles improve their form?

Report | January 30

Luton Town

4 - 0

Brighton & Hove Albion

Elijah Adebayo 1, 42, 56
Chiedozie Ogbene 3

18Total Shots9
8Shots on Target2

Luton power past Brighton.

Elijah Adebayo got the opener for Luton in the first minute following some good work by Carlton Morris. Chiedozie Ogbene then doubled the lead with a goal in the third minute. Luton added to their tally with two more goals to ensure a comfortable win.

The Overview

  • They may have lost the battle for possession with just 40% of the ball, but that didn't stop the Hatters creating chances as they racked up 18 shots.
  • The Seagulls didn't generate enough chances, only mustering nine shots throughout the contest.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Hatters had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 44%.

The Details

Alfie Doughty had a field day, registering 10 crosses. The Seagulls' passing game will give them reason to be confident in their next game, clocking up 536 completed passes. The Hatters only managed 350.

Luton's uninspiring form comes to an end as they take all three points. Meanwhile, Brighton break their drawing streak, but not in the way they'd like.

Top Performers

Elijah AdebayoChiedozie Ogbene
Scored 3 goals1 blocked shot (1st in the game)
1 blocked shot (1st in the game)Scored 1 goal

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 3rd. Luton meet Newcastle at St James' Park, while Brighton meet old enemies Palace for a heated clash at The American Express Community Stadium. Can the Hatters win again? Will the Seagulls put this disappointment behind them?

Report | January 22

Brighton & Hove Albion

0 - 0

Wolverhampton Wanderers

11Total Shots8
4Shots on Target3

Points all round in draw between Brighton and Wolves.

Brighton and Wolves had to settle for a point apiece after a drab encounter at The American Express Community Stadium. Neither team was really able to get anything going in the contest, which certainly wasn't one for the neutral. A draw was the right result in the end and both sides will be hoping to produce a bit more creative spark next time out.

The Overview

  • Despite keeping the ball well (72% possession), the Seagulls couldn't convert that advantage into a winning goal.
  • The teams created a similar amount of chances, with the Seagulls registering 11 to Wolves' 8.

The Details

Mario Lemina and Tommy Doyle each racked up 3 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Seagulls. For Brighton, Pervis Estupiñán had a field day, registering 11 crosses. Despite the draw, the Seagulls were dominant in the passing game, completing a massive 467 more passes than Wolves.

Back-to-back draws for Brighton. Meanwhile, Wolves' run of wins comes to an end.

Top Performers

João PedroJosé Sá
Drew 6 fouls (2nd in the Premier League)Earned a clean sheet
2 shots on target (1st in the game)Saved 3 shots

Next up, Brighton take on Luton at Kenilworth Road Stadium on Tuesday, January 30th. While Wolves take on Man United at Molineux Stadium on Thursday, February 1st. Can the Seagulls make it three consecutive draws? Will Wolves continue to pick up points?

Brighton & Hove Albion – Season Preview

Nickname: The Seagulls
Stadium: The Amex Stadium (Capacity 30,666)
Manager: Roberto De Zerbi (ITA)
Last Season: 6th

The 2022/23 season ranks as Brighton’s best ever. Finishing in 6th position, the Seagulls guaranteed Europa League qualification for this campaign. However, the addition of European football, along with the departure of World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, may mean Brighton struggle to repeat last season’s heroics.

Key Player: Pascal Groß

The performances of Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister made most of the headlines last season, but Pascal Groß also played a starring role scoring 10 goals and contributing 10 assists. This feat is even more impressive when you consider Groß played a fair amount of the season at right back. With the absence of Alexis Mac Allister this season, the Seagulls can still count on Groß’s box-to-box quality.

Star Signing: João Pedro €34.2m

The forward netted 11 goals in 35 Championship appearances last season for an uninspiring Watford side. Aged just 21, João Pedro has bags of potential and could flourish in a free flowing De Zerbi system. However, his previous Premier League campaign was a dismal one as he netted just 3 goals in 28 appearances during Watford’s 2021/22 relegation season. This, combined with a club-record fee, means there are a few question marks over the signing.

First Match: Luton (H) August 12

It’s fair to say both clubs have come a long way over the last 15 years. Last time these two sides met was back in 2008 when Brighton won 2-1 and relegated Luton to the bottom of the EFL pyramid.

Predicted Finish: 9th

Key departures and a busier schedule are two key reasons why Brighton may struggle to mirror their impressive 2022/23 season. However, with De Zerbi at the helm and a squad still full of quality, they may well surpass expectations yet again.

Will Brighton reach the levels of last season, or will key departures come at a cost?

Brighton - To finish in the top 6: 2.75

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)

Did you know? Brighton recorded more shots than any other team in the Premier League last season with 613 efforts on goal.

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