Premier League Tuesday – BHA & Crystal Palace
This BHA and Crystal Palace game is expected to be far and away the most competitive matchup of the day. It’s also one between two teams would desperately like to start building up some points before the midway point of the season. They’d both love to go into the New Year with themselves in a good place in the table! It’s also a matchup between #9 and #15 in our Week 15 power rankings!
Brighton and Hove Albion (BHA)
Brighton come into this match in very reasonable form. In their last 6 games they have 3 wins, 1 draw, and two losses. Brighton have the 7th best home form in the table, though they’ve left a fair number of points on the board in road games. Although they have 6 losses on the season, 3 of them are to big six teams. They also added a memorable win over a Manchester United team that’s been poor. Brighton would love to take this opportunity to leapfrog Watford. While the Seagulls come in with a very winnable game, Watford faces Manchester City. Depending on other results tomorrow, Brighton could go as high as eighth but their goal differential would have to improve immensely.
In terms of the statistics, Brighton is markedly better at home than away. Brighton has managed a goal in every home game they’ve played as well as the last seven straight. At home the Seagulls are averaging 1.5 goals scored per game while conceding 1.17 goals per game. They’ve allowed a total of 7 goals against at home this season; 3 allowed in the first half and 4 in the second half. While their goal scoring is the opposite; 5 goals in the first half and 4 in the second.