Brighton vs West Brom – Saturday 9th September 2017 – 15:00 

Brighton are 6/4 with Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed at 5/1 to score first.

Brighton face West Brom at the AMEX Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the Premier League returning after the international break.

The Seagulls come into this match in mixed form, despite drawing their last match against Watford 0-0.

Watford had a poor start to the match, with Miguel Britos rightly sent off for a wild knee high lunge on Anthony Knockaert (24).

But Brighton were unable to make that extra man's advantage count, despite playing 66 minutes against the 10 men hosts.

Chris Hughton's side had the best of possession (57.8%), twice as many shots (16) and more shots on target (2).

They hit the post twice through Anthony Knockaert and Tomer Hemed, but they had to settle for a draw in the end.

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 the one point from their opening three Premier League fixtures.

Defeats against Manchester City and Leicester ensured they had no points from the opening two matches.

Hughton will be looking to secure his first 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 first win, with a tough yet solid start so far this season.

The Seagulls will be looking to register their first win against West Brom in nine fixtures.

Unbeaten Baggies

Tony Pulis' side come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Stoke, a disappointing result for the Baggies.

After a quiet first half, West Brom took the lead through new signing Jay Rodriguez (61).

Peter Crouch equalised for Stoke with 13 minutes remaining (77), capitalising on a rare defensive mix up.

It meant that the Baggies went into the break unbeaten, but they will be disappointed to have surrendered two home points after a costly mistake.

 

Solid Start

West Brom had an excellent campaign last season, finishing in the top ten of the Premier League.

If the Baggies had beaten Stoke they would have gone into the break with the maximum points from their opening three matches.

They have had three relatively easy fixtures so far, with Burnley, Bournemouth and Stoke.

It's been an excellent start and they are level on points with Manchester City, Liverpool and Huddersfield.

Baggies Underdogs

Tony Pulis's side come into this match as underdogs, despite their unbeaten start to this new season.

This is an ideal start for West Brom, a win will take them to ten points from their opening four matches.

West Brom will be looking to continue their unbeaten record against Brighton.

West Brom are 2/1 with Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon at 5/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Rodriguez to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Brighton to win 2-1 @ 9/1

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