Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to build some momentum as they host Burnley in a Premier League fixture on Saturday. The Seagulls are looking sharp in recent weeks and should have the upper hand over their visitors, who continue to struggle with topflight football.
Brighton travel Sunday’s clash off the back of a 2-1 victory over Brentford last time out in the Premier League. They fought back from a goal down with efforts from Pascal Gross and youngster Jack Hinshelwood earning them the win.
It was a swift return to winning ways for Brighton, who were beaten 3-2 by Chelsea in their previous fixture. The result also means Roberto De Zerbi’s men have won three of their last four matches across all competitions and are up to eight in the Premier League standings.
The win over Brentford also extends a solid home record for Brighton, who have suffered just one Premier League defeat at the Amex Stadium this season. However, they remain suspect at the back and are yet to keep a single clean sheet in front of their fans all season.
Burnley suffered a 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous Championship fixture. They were second best for much of the encounter and having gone behind just before the break, failed to find a way back in the contest.
The defeat will be particularly disappointing to manager Vincent Kompany, who would have been keen to build some momentum after the 5-0 victory over Sheffield United in their previous fixture. However, the result means Burnley have now lost eight of their last nine matches across all competitions and remain second from bottom two points from safety.
Burnley have also found things difficult on their travels this season with just one away win in the Premier League so far. They have lost their last four Premier League fixtures on the road with a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal among their results in that run.
Brighton have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 8/15 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Burnley is valued at 11/2 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 7/2 by BoyleSports.
Burnley have an 8-7 advantage with 13 draws from 28 previous matches against Brighton. The Clarets also ran out 3-0 winners in the last meeting between both teams back in 2022.
Joao Pedro was not on target in the win over Brentford but remains the most in-form player for Brighton at the moment. The forward has four goals in his last four matches across all competitions and is priced at 7/4 by bet365 to find the net on Saturday.
Zeki Amdouni often carries the attacking threat for Burnley and could be worth keeping an eye on. The attacker was on target in the Clarets last win and is priced at 10/3 by BetVictor to find the net on Saturday.
With Brighton and Burnley not particularly convincing at the back, both teams could be tipped to score at 8/13 with William Hill. There were over 2.5 goals in Burnley’s previous home fixture and a repeat is priced 4/7 with bet365 while over 3.5 goals is valued at 7/5 by Unibet.
Brighton are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory so a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered at 11/10 by bet365. The Seagulls scored in both halves in their previous fixture and could be set for a repeat at 6/5 with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley will be played on
Dec 9, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Brighton & Hove Albion vs Burnley prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.