Brighton (0-0-1) at Newcastle United (1-0-0)
Premier League Soccer: Sunday, September 20th 2020 at 9:00 AM (St. James' Park)
The Line: Newcastle United +160 / Brighton +185 / Draw +210 -- Over/Under: 2.0 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Newcastle United faces Brighton on Sunday, September 20th at St. James' Park for an English Premier League match.
Newcastle United started its English Premier League season on the right foot as Newcastle United took down West Ham United by the final score of 2-0. Newcastle United may not be expected to do too much this season in the Premier League, but a two-goal victory in the first match of the season does not hurt. Newcastle United scored both of its goals in the second half of the match. Callum Wilson scored the first goal of the match and the season in the 56th minute, while Jeff Hendrick added a tally in the 87th minute for Newcastle United. West Ham United owned the possession advantage in that match, but Newcastle United's clutch play in the second half made all the difference. Newcastle United will look to build on its success in the first match, as the club prepares for its first home match of the season.
Brighton suffered a 3-1 loss to Chelsea in its first match of the season at home. Brighton conceded a first half goal to Chelsea via a penalty in the 23rd minute, as Chelsea took a 1-0 lead to the break. In the second half, Brighton was able to find the equalizer in the 54th minute thanks to a goal by Leandro Trossard. Two minutes later, however, Chelsea struck right back with a goal by Reece James to take a 2-1 lead. Chelsea would score yet again in the 66th minute to open up its lead to 3-1. Brighton will have to be a lot sharper in this match, as Newcastle United is the type of club that loves to cash in on opponents hiccups and mistakes.
The last time Newcastle United and Brighton met was on July 20th of 2020. In that match, the final score was 0-0 as the two teams drew in slumber-like fashion. In fact, three of the last five matches between Newcastle United and Brighton have ended an exact 0-0.
Brighton and Newcastle United seem to play a defense-first type of game against each other when the clubs meet, so there is no wonder why the total in this match is set at 2.0 goals. I will take the under here, as I expect a 0-0 or 1-0 score in this one.