Crystal Palace vs. Brighton
January 14, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Crystal Palace +295 / Brighton +110 // Total: 2.5
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Brighton and Crystal Palace face off on Friday in an English Premier League showdown at Falmer Stadium. When these two teams faced off in September of 2021 the two teams played to a 1-1 draw.
Crystal Palace currently sits in 12th place in the standings having picked up 23 points so far this season. In the last game against West Ham, Crystal Palace put up two goals, but the defense allowed three goals and that led to the defeat. The game wasn’t all that close, and it was a goal in the 90th minute that made it look closer. Crystal Palace has scored 29 goals total while their defense has given up 30 goals total. Conor Gallagher has been the top player for Crystal Palace scoring six goals and adding three assists. Wilfried Zaha has also been strong, scoring five goals and adding one assist. In this game, Crystal Palace needs the defense to be good or they will have another disappointing loss.
On the other side of this matchup is Brighton who currently sits in 9th place in the standings having picked up 27 points. Brighton’s last game in the Premier League came against Everton, and the offense was strong in that game putting up three goals. All three goals came in the first 21 minutes, and then they had to hang out as Everton scored two goals later. Brighton has scored 20 goals total while their defense has given up 20 goals total. Neal Maupay has been the top player for Brighton scoring seven goals and adding one assist.
Brighton won the game, but I don’t trust them with the way their defense looked. The better offense is Crystal Palace, and they are going to find success scoring a couple of goals. Even on the road, Crystal Palace is going to find a way to get the job done. Back Crystal Palace on the money line.