Bet of the Day: Goals at a premium in Brighton v Palace
Nick Murphy | 8 January 2018
Low-scoring draw looks likely
FA Cup third round weekend concludes this evening with a huge clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace.
This is a fixture that doesn’t tend to produce many goals. The two sides played out a 0-0 draw when they met at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season.
That result contributes to a run of five games whereby at least one team has failed to find the back of the net. In what should be another close run match, the Coral News Team are expecting scoring chances to be at a premium.
For that reason, Coral’s Bet of the Day is Both Teams to Score – No, at 4/5.
Replay on the cards?
Given Brighton’s home form this season, a replay looks a distinct possibility. The Seagulls have drawn six of their 11 home games in the Premier League, including two of their last three.
With both teams set to rest players for the clash, it could be a game devoid of match-winners. That makes the Draw at 2/1 an enticing possibility.
Two of the last three meetings between the clubs have finished 0-0. In what will likely be a cagey contest – with neither side willing to give the opposition an inch – chances on goal could be limited.
Bearing in mind the recent history of the fixture, a 0-0 stalemate is temptingly priced at 13/2.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing