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Brighton Trophy Odds for 2023/24 Season

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
11 August 2023, 05:01

The 2022/23 season was by far the most successful in Brighton’s modern history, as the Albion finished 6th in the league (best result to date) and secured European football for the first time ever. Besides the historic achievement, coach Roberto De Zerbi also managed to build a solid team with a focus on attack and possession. 

The next step forward for Brighton would be to win a major trophy, which they’ve never done before. And although the Seagulls have lost key players like Alexis Mac Allister and Robert Sanchez over the summer, the Brighton trophy odds do not look that bad ahead of the 2023/24 season.

List of Brighton Trophy Odds

A look at the Brighton trophy betting odds reveals that the bookmakers see them most likely to triumph in one of England’s cups. However, they are still not among the top contenders.

Brighton TrophiesStar Sports Bet ODDS
Premier League81.00
Europa League21.00
FA Cup19.00
English League Cup17.00

Premier League

Brighton’s chances of winning the Premier League are understandably low – England’s domestic competition has been dominated by Man City in recent years and that is unlikely to change in the near future. And even if Pep Guardiola’s team slips up, there will be other clubs – who showed more consistency than the Seagulls last term – waiting to capitalize on it.

We all remember the Leicester City fairytale from 2015/16 when the Foxes ran away with the title, but that was a once-in-a-lifetime season where the majority of England’s top clubs were struggling. 

Perhaps the most optimistic goal Brighton can have in mind ahead of the new season is a finish in the Premier League top four, with Star Sports Bet offering 7.00 odds on this outcome. However, the club will have to juggle domestic and European football for the first time in their history, which may take a toll on their performances.

Europa League

This will be Brighton’s debut in the Europa League or any kind of continental football in general. While there is no doubt about the quality of football the Albion showed in the 2022/23 term, having to play twice a week on a regular basis is no easy task. 

It generally means that the team needs a larger squad to offer rest to the regular starters when necessary. The Seagulls have brought in five new players, including veteran James Milner, but if we consider the exits of Mac Allister and Robert Sanchez and the likely departure of Moises Caicedo in coming weeks, Brighton’s transfer campaign is nothing to shout about.

Besides, experience plays a huge role in such competitions, and the Europa League this term will also have the likes of Liverpool, AS Roma, Villarreal and others. Needless to say, not many players at Brighton have gone through European football. As for De Zerbi, he only has a bottom-of-the-group finish with Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2021/22 Champions League on his CV.

FA Cup

The FA Cup is the only major trophy that Brighton ever came close to winning, as they were runner-ups way back in 1983. Unfortunately for the Seagulls, the first final at Wembley against Manchester United ended in a 2-2 draw, and they lost the replay 0-4 five days later.

However, De Zerbi’s men performed really well in the competition last season, eliminating Liverpool in the fourth round and eventually reaching the semi-finals. Their hopes were cut short by Man United once again: the game finished 0-0 but the Red Devils went through on penalties.

This season, Brighton will be entering the competition in the third round along with other English clubs involved in continental trophies. In a one-off match, the Albion probably has a chance against any opposition, but the question is whether De Zerbi will give any priorities to the cups or will mostly rotate his squad in these games.

English League Cup

Brighton’s performance in the English League Cup is even more modest, as they’ve never in their history made it past the quarter-finals. Nevertheless, it is this exact competition that ranks highest in the Brighton trophy odds.

Last season, the Albion started really well in the English League Cup, beating minnows Forest Green Rovers in the Second Round and then overcoming Arsenal 3-1 away from home in the Third Round. Their run was shockingly ended in the Fourth Round, though, when the team was beaten on penalties by third-tier Charlton Athletic.

Once again, it bears repeating that it takes a large squad and a certain amount of experience to be competing well on both domestic and continental fronts. Brighton will face a lot of challenges in the coming season, and while bringing home a first trophy in the club’s career would be seen as a gigantic achievement for De Zerbi, it may be more reasonable to focus on doing well in the Premier League and Europa League.