Brighton vs Bournemouth predictions: Premier League tips, odds & team news

Brighton will be looking to continue their good start to the new Premier League season when they host Bournemouth on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).

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Brighton vs Bournemouth odds


*Odds correct as of 16:00 on September 23

We’re five games into the new season and Brighton are sitting just outside the top four. The Seagulls only seem to have eyes on moving up the table, proving they are here to stay among the European challengers after their best ever league finish last season. After winning their first two games of the season against Luton and Wolves, some preached caution when Brighton were beaten 3-1 by West Ham. But the Seagulls recovered with a win over Newcastle and then beat Manchester United at Old Trafford. They do come into this game off the back of a defeat, though, losing on their European debut against AEK Athens.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, are still looking for their first win of the 2023/24 season. The Cherries are one of five Premier League sides without victory after five gameweeks, though two of those have only played four matches. It’s been a tough start to life in the Premier League for Andoni Iraola, who opened with a draw against West Ham before losing to Liverpool and Tottenham. Bournemouth are unbeaten in their past two matches, securing draws with Brentford and Chelsea.

Brighton vs Bournemouth predictions

Brighton vs Bournemouth: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 8/15 with Midnite
Correct Score Brighton 3-1 Bournemouth 9/1 with Betway
First Goalscorer Evan Ferguson 4/1 with Paddy Power

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The stats behind our Brighton vs Bournemouth predictions:

  • Brighton have scored 3+ goals in all four victories so far this season.
  • Evan Ferguson is one of just four players to score a PL hat-trick at 18 years old.
  • Brighton have scored in each of their last 21 Premier League games.
  • Bournemouth are without a win in nine Premier League games.
  • Brighton have scored 15 Premier League goals from an xG of 10.7 so far this season.

Brighton vs Bournemouth Palace match tip

Kaoru Mitoma 1+ assists @ 6/4 with Sky Bet 

Kaoru Mitoma was kept quiet by Manchester United last weekend, despite the victory, but it’ll be tough for Bournemouth to do the same. The Japanese international has provided three assists in the Premier League so far this season, with 14 chances created. All 14 chances created have been from open play, more than any other player in the Premier League this season.

Brighton vs Bournemouth Bet-Builder tip

Over 3.5 goals > BTTS  > Evan Ferguson to score anytime

Brighton’s opening five Premier League games this season have averaged 4.4 goals per game, with the Seagulls scoring and conceding in each of them. Evan Ferguson became one of just four 18-year-olds to score a Premier League hat-trick in his last home game against Newcastle and already has 10 goals in his first 25 Premier League appearances.

Brighton vs Bournemouth team news

Brighton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Jakub Moder, Julio Enciso Lewis Dunk, James Milner, Pascal Groß

Lewis Dunk sat out of Brighton’s Europa League defeat against AEK Athens due to injury but the hope is that he will be available for Sunday’s match. Evan Ferguson also missed the defeat due to illness but should be fine to feature. James Milner and Pascal Groß are doubts, while Jakub Moder and Julio Enciso are both long-term injuries so will play no part here.

Bournemouth team news

In  Out Doubtful
Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks, Dango Outtara Tyler Adams

Tyler Adams could be closer to a Bournemouth debut after joining the club injured. Iraola is reluctant to put a date on the American’s return, however, and he has been out since March so it definitely wouldn’t be a start. Alex Scott is also yet to make his debut, still injured, joined on the sidelines by Ryan Fredericks and Dango Outtara.

Brighton vs Bournemouth head-to-head

  • 4 April 2023 – Bournemouth 0-2 Brighton – Premier League
  • 4 February 2023 – Brighton 1-0 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 21 January 2020 – Bournemouth 3-1 Brighton – Premier League
  • 28 December 2019 – Brighton 2-0 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 13 April 2019 – Brighton 0-5 Bournemouth – Premier League

Brighton have won both head-to-head matches in 2023 without conceding.

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