Opta Stats: Crystal Palace v Brighton

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
Will Roy Hodgson still be smiling after Crystal Palace's match with Brighton?

Two fierce rivals fighting against relegation meet when Crystal Palace clash with Brighton. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"The Eagles haven’t lost four consecutive home Premier League games since a run of five in February 2017."

A draw is 5/23.5.

Crystal Palace have only lost one of their last eight home games against Brighton in all competitions (W5 D2), with that defeat coming in the Championship in October 2005 (0-1). Palace are 1/11.98 to win.

Brighton have already beaten Palace this season, winning 2-1 in the FA Cup third round. They last beat them twice in a season in 1985-86, winning in the Full Members Cup and second tier. The visitors are 7/24.7 to win.

The Eagles haven't lost four consecutive home Premier League games since a run of five in February 2017. A draw is 5/23.5.

Brighton have scored fewer away Premier League goals this season than any other side (7), failing to score in seven of their last nine on the road. Crystal Palace are 2/13.0 to win to nil.

There has been a red card in each of Brighton's last three Premier League games, with two of those being shown to the Seagulls. There was only one red card in their opening 29 league games this season. The odds of there being a player sent off in the match are 7/24.5.

Crystal Palace have conceded a league-high nine goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season. Brighton are 4/15.0 to be leading by half-time.

Chris Hughton's side have conceded in each of their last 11 Premier League games - the longest current run without a clean sheet in the division. Over 2.5 goals is 11/82.34.

Glenn Murray scored twice the last time these sides met in a league match at Selhurst Park (excluding play-offs), netting a brace for Crystal Palace in a 3-0 win in December 2012. Murray is 5/23.5 to score.

Luka Milivojevic has scored 10 Premier League goals for Palace this season, becoming just the fourth player to reach double figures in a season for the Eagles after Chris Armstrong (15 in 1992-93), Andy Johnson (21 in 2004-05) and Christian Benteke (15 in 2016-17). Milivojevic is 7/24.5 to find the net.

Indeed, the Serbian has scored in each of his last three Premier League games - the only Palace player to score in more consecutively is Neil Shipperley (five in a row between October and December 1997). He's 10/111.0 to open the scoring.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.0 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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