Our expert brings you their Chelsea vs Brighton predictions as both sides aim to climb higher in the Premier League table. The Blues suffered a heavy defeat at St. James’s Park last weekend and remain six points behind Brighton. Roberto De Zerbi’s side haven’t been at their best in recent months, and are consequently a little behind in the race for Europe.
Chelsea vs Brighton Predictions & Tips
- Draw @ 4.25 Bet9ja
- Asian market – over 3.25 goals @ 1.99 Bet9ja
- Sterling to score @ 2.90 Bet9ja
- GG/GG – first half/second (both teams to score) @ 8.70 Bet9ja
- Ferguson to score @ 3.75 Bet9ja
- Two or more goals in both halves @ 3.80 Bet9ja
- Over 4.5 corners for Brighton @ 2.09 Bet9ja
Stamford Bridge is the land of the draw
The first of our Chelsea vs Brighton predictions is for the match to end in a draw. We can back this at odds of 4.25 and it looks like a solid bet in a game that is very difficult to call.
Brighton had been on a winless run of six matches in the Premier League before edging past Nottingham Forest last weekend. Prior to that win, they had drawn four of their previous five league matches.
Chelsea’s only win in the league came against Luton at Stamford Bridge this season. They have won just seven Premier League home matches since the start of last season. Over that period, there have been 10 draws, making it the most frequent result. Additionally, four of the last 10 head-to-heads between these sides have ended all square.
Bet 1: Draw @ 4.25 Bet9ja
Brighton matches mean goals
The next of our tips is over 3.25 goals on the Asian market with Bet9ja and the stats make for good reading. This market means that we get half of our stake back if the game finishes with exactly three goals and anything more is a winner. This is at odds of 1.99 on Bet9ja.
This season, Brighton’s matches in the Premier League have been averaging 3.92 goals per game. That’s more than any other side. Roberto De Zerbi’s side away matches have seen even more goals with an average of 4.33 per game. This bet has won in four of their six away league matches.
Bet 2: Asian market – over 3.25 goals @ 1.99 Bet9ja
Sterling’s resurgent form can be key
For the next of our Chelsea vs Brighton predictions, we are backing Raheem Sterling to find the net for the home side.
Sterling didn’t enjoy his first season at Stamford Bridge after making the switch from Manchester City. However, he is slowly finding his feet under Mauricio Pochettino. He scored a wonderful free-kick against Newcastle last weekend and has also scored in three of Chelsea’s last four matches.
The former Liverpool man has been averaging 2.2 shots per 90 minutes played in the Premier League this season. He should have plenty of opportunities to make his mark against a Brighton side, who are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road in the league.
Bet 3: Sterling to score @ 2.90 Bet9ja
Goal frenzy in both halves of the match
The last of our Chelsea vs Brighton predictions is also our longest-odds bet. We can back both teams to score in both halves of the match at odds of 8.70 on Bet9ja. This can be found on the goals tab and is listed as GG/GG.
This bet landed with ease in Chelsea’s last Premier League home match. That was a 4-4 draw with Manchester City and the scores were level at 2-2 at half-time.
The Blues’ matches haven’t been particularly goal-friendly until recent weeks. However, defensive issues are taking their toll, so there is a good chance for both teams to have success in what promises to be an end-to-end game.
Bet 4: GG/GG – first half/second (both teams to score) @ 8.70 Bet9ja