Brighton will be aiming to get back to winning ways as they host Fulham at the Amex on Sunday afternoon in a game which kicks off at 14:00.
The Seagulls have made a solid start to the 23/24 Premier League campaign and currently sit in 7th place in the table. Brighton have gained 16 points following five wins, one draw and three defeats from their opening nine league outings.
Brighton featured in midweek European action as they recorded their first ever win in European competition. Roberto De Zerbi’s side recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory against Ajax on Thursday night. This win puts the Seagulls well and truly in the mix of qualifying for the knockout stages of the continental competition.
This midweek win will mean that Brighton come into this game full of confidence, however given the fact that they have only had two days rest, Roberto De Zerbi runs the risk that his side may be fatigued or pick up injuries.
After a mixed start to their campaign, Fulham currently find themselves in 13th place in the premier League table, having amassed 11 points from their opening nine league outings. This comes following three wins, two draws and four defeats.
The Cottagers form may be somewhat misleading as they have already faced some of the toughest opposition in the league. Despite having played just nine games, Fulham have already faced Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, in which they gained just one point.
In their last outing, Fulham were comfortably defeated by high-flying Tottenham away from home. Heung-min Son gave the hosts a first-half lead, and James Maddison added a second after the break. Spurs were in control of the game throughout, and the result was never really in doubt.
The fixture of Brighton vs Fulham has a long and storied history, with the sides first having met in 1928, a game in which the Seagulls recorded a 2-0 victory. In total, the two sides have met on 54 occasions, with Fulham having won 25, there being 7 draws and Brighton having won 22 games.
Fulham have dominated this fixture’s recent history and are undefeated in the last six meetings between the sides. Brighton have only managed to score on three occasions in the last five encounters of the sides.
It was the Cottagers who came out on top of a tight affair when these side’s last met at the back end of last season’s Premier League campaign. The only goal of the game came from Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 52nd minute.
The Serbian striker headed home a cross from Willian to give Fulham the lead.Brighton had a number of chances to equalise, but they were unable to find a way past Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
The Seagulls come into this game as heavy favourites and are currently priced @ ½, whilst a surprise away victory for Fulham is Priced @ 19/4 and a draw is @ 7/2. We are backing Brighton to win and over 3.5 goals in the game as they have proven to be an attacking threat so far this season.