Opta Stats: Newcastle v Brighton

Can Chris Hughton inspire Brighton when they travel to his former club Newcastle?
Can Chris Hughton inspire Brighton when they travel to his former club Newcastle?

Two promoted clubs meet when Newcastle take on Brighton. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Brighton have won just once in their last nine Premier League games (D3 L5), scoring just one goal in the last five matches."

The draw is 3.39/4.

The Magpies won both Championship meetings with Brighton last season, including a 2-0 win at St James' Park thanks to goals from Jamal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey. Newcastle are 2.166/5 to win again.

Brighton have won four of their last six meetings with Newcastle in all competitions (L2). The Seagulls are 4.1 to claim victory.

Brighton have lost four consecutive away league games without scoring a single goal for the first time since October 2002. The Seagulls last lost five away league games in a row without scoring back in May 1986. Newcastle are 3.211/5 to win to nil.

Brighton have won just once in their last nine Premier League games (D3 L5), scoring just one goal in the last five matches. The draw is 3.39/4.

Chris Hughton has won just one of his seven matches against his former side Newcastle United as a manager (D2 L4). Newcastle are 1.511/2 in the Draw No Bet market.

Rafael Benitez has lost six of his last 10 home Premier League matches - he had lost just six of his previous 110 home Premier League games before this run, with 38% of his total home Premier League defeats coming this season (6 of 16). Brighton are 1.834/5 Double Chance.

Pascal Gross has been directly involved in nine Premier League goals for Brighton this season (four goals, five assists) - four more than any other player at the club. Gross is 6.5011/2 to score.

The German midfielder is also Brighton's most creative player, supplying his teammates with 40 goalscoring chances in the Premier League this term, double that of any other Seagulls' player. Both teams to score is 2.1411/10.

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