Analysis of Newcastle vs Brighton
Newcastle have had a very long time maintaining their position in the Top 4. However, when the season comes to an end, Chich Cho’s Top 4 position is under threat. Specifically, they currently have 66 points/35 rounds, equal to MU and only 1 point more than Liverpool. The fact that Newcastle was chased like this is a consequence of the fact that in the last 2 rounds, they did not know the smell of victory.
The first is a 0-2 defeat against Arsenal and the latest is a 2-2 draw with Leeds. In fact, these are both unfortunate loss of points for Chich cho. The match against Arsenal, they played well but empty-handed. In the match against Leeds, Newcastle took a 2-1 lead but could not protect the lead.
At this time, of course, Chih cho still has the advantage of 1 point more than Liverpool and 1 game less. But need to know that their schedule is much heavier than The Kop. By the last 3 rounds, Newcastle in turn had to meet Brighton, Leicester, Chelsea. Those are all opponents who are either strong, or are thirsty for relegation points. So if Newcastle are not careful and play at their best, they can completely lose their place in the Champions League.
The confrontation with Brighton tonight will be the most difficult challenge for Newcastle in the last 3 rounds. Brighton in theory does not have a clear goal to play. Because if they are determined to win tickets to the European Cup, they have not lost 2 matches against the two teams standing in the last group, Nottingham and Everton. However, one thing that is very clear this season is that Brighton play very well whenever they meet big opponents. Specifically, in the last 19 matches in all competitions against Big Six representatives, Brighton won to 11. Most recently, they just defeated Arsenal 3-0 right at the Emirates.
There is a feeling that Brighton only plays when they meet a strong opponent with determination, as to prove their ability, or to offer the quality young players they are nurturing so that they can be sold at a higher price. Brighton, if they play with the highest determination, they can completely make Newcastle lose points right at St James’s Park.
Latest Newcastle vs Brighton force information
Newcastle are without Lascelles, Longstaff and Ritchie due to injury. These are all insignificant absences and do not affect the strength of Chich cho much.
Meanwhile, Brighton are without Lallana, March, Webster, Moder, Sarmiento and Lamptey because of injuries. Veltman and Enciso, the ability to play is not clear. The absence of a young player playing very well on Enciso’s feet is the biggest worry of coach De Zerbi.
Expected lineups Newcastle vs Brighton
Newcastle: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Joelinton, Guimaraes, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Isak.Brighton: Steele; Caicedo, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan; Gross, Gilmour; Buonanotte, Allister, Mitoma; Ferguson.
Bookmaker Newcastle vs Brighton
Brighton won the Asian handicap: Newcastle have lost 2 matches in a row in Asia. And Brighton won the last 3/4 Asian match. This is also the match where the top team mostly loses the Asian bet. So put your trust in Brighton.
At least 1 goal in the first half: Newcastle’s last 16/17 matches had at least 1 first half vibrating net. Brighton’s last 14/20 matches had a similar scenario. This match will have at least 1 goal in the first 45 minutes.
Both teams scored: Newcastle have scored in their last 9/11 matches. And Brighton scored in the last 14/15 matches in all competitions. Away, Brighton also scored in the last 12 away from home. Given the importance of the game, and with the strong attack of both teams, this will be 90 minutes where it is likely that both teams will score goals.
Football expert predicts Newcastle vs Brighton match
Mark Hughes (Goal.com): “Newcastle is having a bit of a pause at the end. And Brighton has always been an opponent that creates a lot of difficulties against the top teams this season. Brighton will be able to have 1 point.”
BONGDAPLUS predicts the score Newcastle vs Brighton
This is a match where Brighton will win the Asian match, in 90 minutes there will be more than 3 goals in the 90 minutes and it is likely that there will be a goal in the first 45 minutes.
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