Brighton vs Newcastle – Sunday 24th September 2017 – 16:00 - Sky Sports Football

Brighton are 13/8 with Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed at 11/2 to score first.

Brighton face Newcastle at the AMEX Stadium on Sunday afternoon, in the only Sunday fixture.

The Seagulls come into this match in mixed form, losing their last match 1-0 against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.

It sees Chris Hughton's men record two defeats over the same opponent, having lost to them 2-1 in the Friday Night Football.

Both sides made a whole host of changes, but they both also respected the cup by fielding excellent sides.

Joshua King scored the only goal of the game in added time (99), with the forward coming off the bench to score.

Despite the scoreline, there were plenty of chances created by both sides, but the Cherries were completely dominant.



Tough Follow Up

It will be a tough season for Chris Hughton, with the club being automatically promoted from the Championship.

They have had a tough start with just four points from their opening five Premier League fixtures.

The Seagulls have won just the one game, that was the 3-1 victory against West Brom three games ago.

Hughton will be looking to secure his second home win as Brighton manager in the Premier League.

Seagulls Favourites

Brighton come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing the bookies.

Chris Hughton's men will be looking to secure their second win, with a tough yet solid start so far this season.

The Seagulls will be looking to register a first league win against Newcastle.

Three Straight Wins

Rafael Benitez side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win against Stoke, an excellent result for the Magpies.

Christian Atsu opened the scoring for Newcastle, with the former Chelsea man scoring his first Premier League goal (19).

Xherdan Shaqiri equalised for Mark Hughes' side in the second half (57), with a low 25-yard strike.

Jamaal Lascelles (68) scored the winning goal for the second straight weekend, as Newcastle secured all three points.

It means that Newcastle have three straight wins and have moved up to fourth in the table.


Solid Start

Newcastle had an excellent campaign last season, winning the Championship in the last game of the season.

They have secured three straight wins against Stoke, Swansea and West Ham to give them their total of 9 points.

The Magpies have crept up to fourth with those wins, despite initially struggling against Spurs and Huddersfield.

They face a tough test in the form of Brighton, who are still looking to find their feet in the Premier League.


Magpies Underdogs

Rafael Benitez' side come into this match as underdogs, despite their unbeaten streak.

The Spaniard will be looking for his side to extend their run, with 12 points from six games an incredible start.

Newcastle will be looking to make it three successive wins against Brighton.

Newcastle are 9/5 with Joselu and Dwight Gayle at 5/1 to open the scoring.



Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Knockaert to score first @ 7/1

Tip 2 – Brighton to win 2-1 @ 9/1

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