Opta Stats: Brighton v Bournemouth

Can Chris Hughton point Brighton towards victory against Bournemouth?
Can Chris Hughton point Brighton towards victory against Bournemouth?

It's a south coast derby as Brighton take on Bournemouth. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"The Cherries haven’t lost any of their last seven league meetings with the Seagulls, winning four and drawing three since a 2-3 away loss in January 2008."

The draw is 3.39/4.

Brighton have lost their last three league meetings with Bournemouth, including their only previous top-flight meeting - a 1-2 loss at the Vitality Stadium in the reverse fixture. Bournemouth are 3.55 to win.

Indeed, the Cherries haven't lost any of their last seven league meetings with the Seagulls, winning four and drawing three since a 2-3 away loss in January 2008. The draw is 3.39/4.

This will be the first league game Bournemouth have played on New Year's Day since 2014 - when they drew 1-1 with Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Both teams to score is 2.26/5.

The Cherries will be playing their 10th New Year's Day away game in league competition, winning just one of the previous nine (D4 L4). Brighton are 2.3611/8 to win.

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