class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Goalmouth action has been thin on the ground in recent encounters between the Magpies and Potter's men, and Al Hain-Cole expects more of the same
Newcastle United will be looking to maintain their early-season momentum when they welcome Brighton to St James’ Park on Sunday.
Steve Bruce’s men opened the Premier League campaign with a solid 2-0 victory away to West Ham, before running out 1-0 winners over Blackburn in the Carabao Cup.
Newcastle vs Brighton Latest Odds
Having strung together two successive league wins just three times last season, they are priced at 8/5 (2.60) with bet365 to extend their winning streak here.
The Seagulls were slightly unfortunate to go down 3-1 at home to Chelsea in their opener but can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) to bounce back by coming out on top in this one.
Four of the last five encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 21/10 (3.10) on this one also finishing up all square.
Newcastle vs Brighton Team News
Martin Dubravka, Florian Lejeune, Fabian Schar, Paul Dummett, Matty Longstaff, and Dwight Gayle are all on the injury list for the hosts.
Ben White and Adam Lallana could be back in contention after coming off injured against Chelsea, although Christian Walton, Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone are definitely ruled out.
Newcastle vs Brighton Preview
Last season’s clashes between this pair both resulted in goalless draws – the latest in a run of uninspiring encounters.
In fact, the last 10 meetings have only produced 12 goals in total, with just two of those seeing goals at both ends.
This trend could well be set to continue considering the Magpies have kept clean sheets in both of their matches so far this campaign, while Graham Potter’s side has conceded just two goals but scored only four in six league away matches.
Newcastle vs Brighton Tips and Predictions
All in all, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem like excellent value on no more than one team getting on target for the ninth time in 11 encounters between Newcastle and Brighton.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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