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Opta Stats: Stoke v Brighton

Can Paul Lambert inspire Stoke when they take on Brighton?
Can Paul Lambert inspire Stoke when they take on Brighton?
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Stoke could climb out of the relegation zone with the right result against Brighton. Opta rates their chances.

"Brighton haven’t scored a single goal in any of their last four visits to the bet365 Stadium, since a Lee Steele goal in a 3-1 defeat in March 2002."

Stoke are [2.5] to keep a clean sheet.

Stoke are unbeaten in their last 16 home games against Brighton in all competitions (W9 D7 L0), since losing 1-0 in a second tier match in September 1961. The draw is [3.25].

Brighton haven't scored a single goal in any of their last four visits to the bet365 Stadium, since a Lee Steele goal in a 3-1 defeat in March 2002. Stoke are [2.5] to keep a clean sheet.

The Potters have alternated between not winning and winning in their last seven Premier League home games (W3 D1 L3), drawing last time out against Watford. Stoke are [2.24] to win.

The Seagulls have scored fewer away goals than any other Premier League side this season (6), with half of those coming in one game (3-0 vs West Ham). Under 2.5 goals is [1.64].

Stoke have won seven of their last nine home Premier League games against newly promoted sides (L2). They are [1.56] in the Draw No Bet market.

Brighton have shipped a league-high 12 goals from corner situations in the Premier League this season, while only Arsenal and Bournemouth (8 each) have scored more in this fashion than Stoke (7). Over 2.5 goals is [2.4].

Paul Lambert has lost each of his last two league meetings with Brighton, with Chris Hughton in charge of the Seagulls for both of those matches. Brighton are [3.95] to win.

Lambert has never lost a Premier League match against a manager from the Republic of Ireland (P7 W5 D2 L0), facing Hughton four times, Owen Coyle twice and Mick McCarthy once. Only two managers have faced Republic of Irishmen more often without losing - Alan Pardew (14) and Jose Mourinho (8). The draw half-time/Stoke full-time double result is [5.4].

Pascal Gross has been directly involved in 52% of Brighton's 21 Premier League goals this season (5 goals, 6 assists), the highest ratio of any player in the division. Gross is [5.3] to score.

Glenn Murray has scored in five of his last seven games in all competitions, including each of the last three. He last scored in four consecutive games in a row in December 2016. Murray is [3.75] to add to his tally.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 364.00 pts
Returned: 359.50 pts
P/L: -4.50 pts

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