Fulham vs Brighton & Hove Albion Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
29 February 2024, 17:16

The 27th round of the Premier League will see Fulham waiting for Brighton at Craven Cottage. Roberto De Zerbi’s team comes to London after a well-handled series of matches, where the Seagulls lost only to Tottenham, conceding only on 90+6 minute. Fulham, thoroughly stuck in the middle of the table, sensationally beat Manchester United in the last round and is eager to capitalise on this momentum, given that Marco Silva’s squad is currently in optimal position. The first-round clash between the two gave spectators an exciting 1-1 draw with plenty of moments for both teams and we can well-expect a similar show in the upcoming match.

Fulham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion Preview 

Fulham Preview

Fulham produced a massive win in the last round, dramatically winning over Manchester United 1-2 with a decisive goal came in 90+7 minutes. Marco Silva’s team is in 12th place, with no real options to climb to the European Cups zone, given the 12-points gap from the top-6. At the same time, Fulham is not in danger of falling to relegation zone with the 12 points advantage over the 18th placed Luton. Marco Silva emphasised that the key goal of the season is staying in the Premier League for the next season and it seems that the Cottagers will not have problems with it. 

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Brighton still has the ambition to play in the European Cups next season given its ongoing successful tenure in the Europa League, but De Zerbi’s team lacks stability in the key moments. The Seagulls can cruise over Sheffield (5-0), but lose to Luton (4-0), which seriously impacts the team performance. In a way, this may be attributed to the relatively young squad of the team with an average player’s age of 25.4 (the 4th youngest squads in the Premier League). The head to head statistics are also not in Brighton’s favour - the Seagulls are winless in 7 consecutive matches against Fulham, giving motivation to both of the teams - for Brighton, to stop the unfavourable streak, while for Fulham, to continue it. Even though both teams do not really have ambitions in the upcoming clash, there is no lack of motivation to win and show their best game, as emphasised by both coaches.

Betting Tips for Fulham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Both Teams to Score

Both Fulham and Brighton cannot claim that their defensive play is infallible, especially in the light of the recent results. Fulham conceded in 8 out of 10 last matches, while Brighton did it in 7 out of 10. At the same time, both teams do know how to build their attacking play, with Fulham dramatically winning over Manchester United (2-1), and Brighton demolishing Sheffield (5-0). The first-round match saw both teams hitting each other’s net and there is little doubt that a similar scenario will occur in the upcoming clash. Unibet gives 1.58 for this Fulham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion tip.

Total Over 2.5 Goals

More than 2 goals were recorded in the last 4 out of 5 matches for both Fulham and Brighton. Given that the teams do not really claim European Cup spots and do not face the threat of relegation, their football sometimes lacks concentration which is reflected in the high amount of goals scored and conceded. The last three matches of Fulham ended with scores 1-2, 1-2, 1-3, while Brighton saw 5-0, 2-1, 4-1 on the scoresheet. Fulham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.68.

Total Over 4.5 Yellow Cards

Despite that both teams do not really have any viable goals in the table, the passion of players results in a high amount of fouls and yellow cards from both sides. Fulham got 14 yellow cards in the 5 matches, while Brighton scored 13 warnings in the same amount of matches. The numbers are rising as the season turns into a decisive phase which indicates players’ fatigue and potential fouling mistakes, as it was in Brighton’s match against Everton, where Billy Gilmour picked an unnecessary red card. There are all chances to expect a high amount of density and fouls in this match, which will lead to yellow cards. Unibet gives 1.83 for this Fulham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion prediction.

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