Fulham vs Brighton – England Championship Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
One of the most interesting clashes of round 25 of the Sky Bet Championship will take place at Craven Cottage, where local team Fulham are prepared to take a swing at Brighton’s direct promotion chances. The team is raring to go after their last game was abandoned at half-time due to bad weather, but can they really win any points against the best team in the league?
Fulham vs Brighton – 02/01/2017
Full Time Result: Fulham 2.70 or 17/10 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Brighton 2.75 or 7/4
Fulham is hardly a bad team this season. They sit 8th with 36 points, and a win in their game in hand takes them just 1 point below the playoff places. Their attack is especially impressive, with 40 goals scored, although their defense could look better. Craven Cottage has become a fortress in recent times as well – the last team which won here is QPR, on the 1st of October. All in all, we do see some good news for Fulham going into this game.
Sadly for them, we see a lot more good news for their opponents. Brighton has won both games against Fulham last season and are in top shape at the moment, 1 point behind Newcastle with a game in hand. Their last away loss came in late August and the team is undefeated for quite some time, making them favorites for direct promotion in the Premier League. Moreover, their defense is also the best in the league, which means it should prove hard to break down for the Fulham forwards.
Fulham vs Brighton Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, this game offers us quite a few ideas. First of all, we’d go for an X2 bet, since we don’t believe Fulham are the team which will interrupt Brighton’s win streak. Brighton to score is another smart bet, as well as “both teams to score” since Fulham do have one of the best attacks in the league. Although neither teams are big “over” teams, we do favor an over 2,5 goal bet here – the odds should be great as well.
Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 2.00 or 1/1
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.80 or 4/5 with 138