Brighton vs Newcastle United Match Info
Date: Saturday April 27 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm BST
Venue: Amex Stadium
Referee: Mike Dean
Brighton vs Newcastle United Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
October 20 2018: Newcastle United 1-0 Brighton
December 30 2017: Newcastle United 0-0 Brighton
September 24 2017: Brighton 1-0 Newcastle United
Total head-to-head league matches played: 17
Brighton wins: 6
Newcastle wins: 8
Brighton vs Newcastle United Stats
- Seven of the last eight matches between these clubs have finished 0-0, 1-0 or 2-0
- Brighton won five of those eight games and Newcastle two
- Brighton have failed to score a goal in their last 660 minutes of football
Brighton vs Newcastle United Match Preview
Brighton will surely enter this match with the philosophy that ending their lengthy goalscoring drought is the most productive way to ensure their Premier League safety.
The Seagulls have slipped into what is almost certainly a straight fight to avoid relegation between themselves and Cardiff simply because their goals supply has completely dried up.
Chris Hughton’s side have failed to score in their last six Premier League matches and you can also add another 120 minutes of FA Cup football to that sorry statistic.
Yet at least Brighton will have the knowledge of what Cardiff have achieved in match-week 36 of 38 before this game kicks off, with the Welsh club three points behind them before their game away to relegated but in-form Fulham which begins two-and-a-half hours earlier.
Although Brighton nearly held out for a goalless draw before Christian Eriksen’s late winner for Tottenham in midweek, they simply cannot afford to rely on defending here – especially as Newcastle have adopted a successful counter-attacking strategy away from home.
It’s something of a do-or-die situation for Brighton and even if they have been buoyed by Cardiff failing to win in west London, which would reduce the urgency to attack the Magpies here, we will count on them to edge a narrow victory.
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Brighton vs Newcastle United Betting Tips
Brighton to win @ 13/10 with bet365
Under 1.5 goals @ 7/4 with bet365