Where: Amex Stadium, Brighton, EnglandWhen: Saturday, September 2, 6:30 pm CET
Both teams were favorites last week, and both lost their respective matches. Brighton was dismantled by West Ham at Amex, while Newcastle suffered a very painful defeat to Liverpool. The morale of the respective teams isn’t high after such development, but there is a way to improve it, and it’s pretty simple – victory on Saturday afternoon. The Seagulls will play again in front of their crowd, only this time they aren’t favorites.
Brighton vs. Newcastle Preview
After two fantastic performances, one against Luton and the other in Wolverhampton, the Seagulls collapsed against West Ham. For the first time in a while, this unit didn’t look like itself, making mistakes in the midfield and allowing the guests to reach their box without particular problems.
The Hammers triumphed 1-3, some would say higher than they deserved, but we don’t agree with that. For what is worth, the tradition of high-scoring affairs continued for Brighton, with this being the third since the beginning of the campaign with four or more hits, and both teams netting.
Caicedo’s presence in the midfield is visible, but Roberto De Zerbi has ideas on how to cover up the absence of Liverpool’s newest signing.
The Magpies had everything in their hands against Liverpool, and instead of routinely closing the game, they earned their second straight defeat. At 1-0 for them, Virgin Van Dijk was sent off, and at that moment, everyone wrote off the Reds.
However, Darwin Nunez netted twice in the closing minutes, exploiting the Magpies’ vulnerability on their left side. St. James’ Park froze in those moments, with the only noise coming from the visitors’ sector.
Newcastle started the year well, trashing Aston Villa 5-1, but after that, they couldn’t beat the de Bruyne’-less Manchester City on the road, 1-0. A loss to the Reds puts pressure on Howe, who now needs three points otherwise, he might be in the combination for losing his job.
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Brighton and Newcastle Possible Lineups
Brighton: Steele; Milner, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan; Gross, Dahoud; March, Pedro, Mitoma; Welbeck
Newcastle United: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Barnes
Brighton vs. Newcastle Head to Head Games
The Seagulls and the Magpies played one club-friendly event this summer, ending with Newcastle’s triumph, 1-2. In the 2022/23 campaign, we saw a goalless draw at Amex, 0-0 and Newcastle’s win at home, 4-1.
Brighton vs. Newcastle Predictions
We don’t need to say too many words about Brighton’s attack. It is one of the most potent in the league. On the other side, Newcastle, too, possesses scoring abilities, while both teams tend to leave the door open in the defense, which results in conceded goals.
Our verdict: Both teams to score
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