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Opta Stats: Bournemouth v Brighton

Can Eddie Howe inspire Bournemouth when they host Brighton?
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It's a south coast derby on Friday night as Bournemouth take on Brighton. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last six league games against Brighton (W3 D3), winning the last two. The Cherries last won three consecutive league clashes versus the Seagulls back in September 1966."

The draw is [3.35].

Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last six league games against Brighton (W3 D3), winning the last two. The Cherries last won three consecutive league clashes versus the Seagulls back in September 1966. The draw is [3.35].

Brighton have won just once in their last eight visits to Bournemouth in league competition (D2 L5), running out 2-0 winners in October 2007, with Dean Cox and Bas Savage getting on the scoresheet. Bournemouth are [2.26] to win.

Bournemouth have started the 2017-18 season with four league defeats - they have only lost their first five games to a league season on two previous occasions: 1994-95 (third tier) and 1983-84 (third tier) and they avoided relegation in both seasons. Brighton are [3.75] to inflict a fifth defeat.

Just three clubs have started a Premier League season with five defeats in their opening five games: Portsmouth in 2009-10, Sunderland in 2005-06 and Southampton in 1998-99, with the most recent two being relegated. Bournemouth are [2.92] to be relegated.

Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to win back-to-back top-flight league games for the first time in 35 years - last doing so in September 1982. They are [2.64] in the Draw No Bet market.

Bournemouth have won just five of their 23 Premier League games in 2017 so far (D7 L11) - this is fewer than every other team to have played in the competition over both 2016-17 and 2017-18. You can back Brighton at [1.78] Double Chance.

This could be the 39th different club that Jermain Defoe has played against in the Premier League - he's currently scored a goal against 35 different teams in the competition. Defoe is [2.8] to score.

Pascal Groß has had a hand in all three of Brighton's goals in the Premier League this season (two goals, one assist) and has created the most chances for the club (7). Gross is [8.0] to find the net.

He created the most goalscoring chances in the German Bundesliga last season (98) whilst playing for relegated Ingostadt. Over 2.5 goals is [2.18].

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 48 pts
Returned: 42.52 pts
P/L: -5.48 pts

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