- Bottom club Burnley lost five of their first six Premier League matches of the new season.
- The Clarets failed to score in four of their last five top-flight tussles.
- Brighton beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor when the teams last met in July.
- Brighton scored exactly one goal in each of their last three Premier League assignments.
Brighton overdue a win
Despite ranking well in the Premier League for both average attempts (8th, 12.3) and average possession (6th, 53.7) per game this season, Graham Potter’s slick-passing Seagulls haven’t been picking up the results that many of their performances have perhaps deserved.
Albion failed to win for the fifth top-flight tussle on the trot last weekend when they were ousted 2-1 at Tottenham Hotspur – though the host’s needed a hugely controversial spot-kick to collect the points and Brighton would have taken plenty of confidence from another competitive display.
The Seagulls will feel that their promising play and easy on the eye football will be rewarded with a second victory of the campaign soon, and Brighton have chance to grab that win at home to bottom club Burnley on Friday.
Clarets rock bottom
Sean Dyche’s ailing Clarets were dismantled 3-0 at home by Chelsea in their last top-flight assignment – a defeat that left them rooted to the foot of the table following a dismal overall start to the new season.
Burnley – who are the division’s joint lowest scorers – were turned over in five of their first six fixtures of the fresh campaign, and the club’s limp attempt to strengthen in the summer is already starting to look like a major mistake.
Points on offer for Brighton
Brighton were much the better side when they last played and beat Burnley 2-1 in late July, and with the Clarets caught in a powerful downward current, the Seagulls can land another blow on Friday.
Burnley haven’t won a single Premier League games since their loss at home to Brighton on July 26th, and having kicked off the Clarets’ dreadful run four months ago, Albion can pile on the misery for their visitors this week.
With Burnley skipper Ben Mee still sidelined and overall performances on the slide, Sean Dyche’s men look ill-equipped to push for points at the AMEX Stadium, and Brighton are worth backing to capitalise on the Clarets’ malaise.
The Seagulls are modest scorers however, and having hit exactly one goal in each of their last three Premier League fixtures, a single effort looks about the upper limit of their capabilities in the final third.
One goal should be enough to see off a Burnley team that failed to score in four of their last five games however, and with that considered, we like the look of a 1-0 Brighton correct score prediction to run alongside our home win forecast.
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