Brighton vs Stoke – Monday 20th November 2017 – 20:00 - Sky Sports Football

Brighton are 13/10 with Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed at 5/1 to score first.

Brighton face Stoke at the AMEX Stadium on the Monday Night Football, the last in this round of PL fixtures.

The Seagulls come into this match in great form, after recording a 1-0 win away against struggling Swansea.

Glenn Murray continued his excellent season for the Seagulls (29), with the former Palace man scoring from close range to give Hughton's side a vital away win.

It's a great result for Chris Hughton's side, they have now lost just one match in their last six.

 

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Tough Follow Up

The club have adapted well to Premier League life, they have been in excellent recent form with Glenn Murray and Pascal Gross the standout players.

They have had an excellent start with 15 points from their opening 11 Premier League fixtures.

The Seagulls find themselves in 8th place in the PL, just four points behind Arsenal something that Brighton fans will scarcely believe.

Hughton will be looking to secure his fifth win as Brighton manager in the Premier League and to build on their current position of 8th.

Seagulls Favourites

Brighton come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage and their recent form informing the bookies.

Chris Hughton's men have recorded three wins, two draws and just one defeat in their last six matches.

The Seagulls will be looking to register their first win in ten attempts against Stoke.

Hard Fought Draw

Mark Hughes' side come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Leicester, a hard-fought draw for Stoke.

Leicester twice took the lead throughVincent Iborra (33), and then Riyad Mahrez on the hour mark (60).

Stoke didn't give up though, with Xherdan Shaqiri (39), and veteran striker Peter Crouch (73) levelling for the Potters.

Hughes will be delighted with the resolve shown by his side, especially as they went behind twice at home and still secured a vital point.

 

Wins Needed

Hughes and his side have had a tough start to this Premier League campaign, they have already suffered five defeats.

Their record in the last six is lost three, won two and drawn one so they will be desperate to secure more positive results.

They have registered four points in their last two matches, with a win against Watford alongside the draw against the Foxes.

Stoke are in 14th place in the PL, they are just three points above the relegation zone.

 

Stoke Underdogs

Mark Hughes' side come into this match as underdogs, despite the recent shows of resilience.

A win will move them level with their hosts Brighton and move them further away from the relegation zone.

The Potters will be looking for their ninth consecutive win against the Seagulls.

Stoke are 9/4 with Eric Choupo Moting and Peter Crouch at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

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Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mame Biram Diouf to score first @ 15/2

Tip 2 – Stoke to win 2-1 @ 11/1

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