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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Roma Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
12 March 2024, 06:55

The first match proved to be a blow for Englishmen, with Roma enjoying a comfortable 4-0 win, showing one of the best performances under Daniele De Rossi. Roberto De Zerbi admitted that the main issue for his team is its inability to fight on different fronts having only ‘15-17 players available’. Indeed, while Roma, despite its financial hardships, has a certain backbone of players that can change the course of the game from the bench, Brighton does not enjoy such privileges, suffering a plenty of injuries. Even though the second match looks more like a formality, De Zerbi urged his players to find till the end, even amid such a monstrous gap of four goals that needed to be broken.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Roma Preview 

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Despite the blow suffered in Italy, the Seagulls reacted moderately well, defeating Nottingham (1-0) in the weekend. Even though Brighton’s game was far from being perfect, the fans showed the much-needed support for the team in an attempt to boost players’ morale amid the clash with Roma. European football knew a lot of fantastic stories of unexpected comebacks and beautiful last-minute goals, but whether it will be Brighton's case is still an open question. The problems with lack of European experience and insufficient squad depth did not vanish and the only thing De Zerbi might probably do is to ensure the motivation of his players.

Roma Preview 

Once again, De Rossi proved that Mourinho’s departure from Rome was the right decision and the Italian is now well-positioned to have a long-term contract to continue his tenure at the club. De Rossi still has only one loss in 11 games and has all the chances to replicate Mourihno’s last season campaign with getting to the final. Roma has regained its fighting spirit which was proved once again in the match against Fiorentina (2-2), where despite inconsistent play, Diego Llorente saved the day for the team with a goal in 90+5 minute. Moreover, given the first place of the Italian Football Association, Roma pretends on the Champions League spot in the next season even from the fifth place, as per new UEFA regulations, which seriously boosts players’ morale and board’s financial expectations.

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Best odds: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Roma

Betting Tips for Brighton & Hove Albion vs Roma

Both Teams to Score 

Brighton has no options except for attacking in hopes to snatch an early goal. With the home crowd having their back and experienced De Zerbi running the show, Brighton players will surely have their chances to score at least once. At the same time, an attacking overload will most likely bear the English rear, with high flanks and players like Paulo Dybala and Lorenzo Pellegrini attempting to secure the advantage. Unibet gives 1.63 for this Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Roma prediction.

Total Brighton Yellow Cards Over 1.5

Given the possible scenario of the match, with Brighton attempting to secure at least minimal advantage as soon as possible, while Roma relying on counterattacks, the need for professional fouls for Brighton will be tempting as never. Having such players as Paulo Dybala or Stephan El Shaarawy, who are brilliant in one-on-one situations, will create many fouls, and as a result, there are a lot of reasons to expect at least two yellow cards for Brighton. Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Roma odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.51.

Total Brighton Corners Over 5.5

Similarly, the emphasis on pressing and attacking football usually results in a lot of corners. In general, Brighton has a favourable corner statistics for this outcome, with an average of 5.6 corners per game. Given the importance and intensity of the upcoming match, the number will likely be way higher. Unibet gives 1.63 for this Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Roma tip.

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