England Premier League
Saturday 1st May 2021
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Amex Stadium
Brighton are the only reason that Fulham and West Bromwich Albion haven’t given up on surviving in the Premier League but it is looking like an impossible task for these teams, and whilst Brighton are not safe yet they are in a good position. The Seagulls come into this game 7 points clear of 18th placed Fulham and 9 points clear of West Bromwich Albion with just 15 points to play for.
The worry that Brighton have is that the club haven’t tasted victory in 4 games and last weekend they lost to the bottom club Sheffield United 1-0. The luck for Graham Potter’s side is that Fulham and West Bromwich Albion are also dropping points so their recent poor form isn’t making such a negative impact as one would have expected.
Leeds on the other hand are doing just fine. They had a nightmare looking fixture list recently but came through it unscathed. They stunned Manchester City at the Etihad beating them 2-1 and drew against Liverpool and Manchester United. The United game was a surprise 0-0 this after the clubs had shared 8 goals earlier in the season. But Leeds must be delighted with themselves and they are in 9th place and above Arsenal.
A European finish looks out of their grasp though as they are currently six points behind that objective but if Marcelo Bielsa’s side can finish in the top half of the table then surely this would have been seen as a successful campaign.
Leeds have won their last 2 games away from home including the City victory, they also beat Fulham. Overall on the road it’s 8 wins but also 8 losses because they are the only side not to have drawn a game away. With victory Leeds cannot move up a place but they would go just 2 points behind Everton.
Brighton: Adam Lallana has a calf injury but is being tipped to fine for this game. Florin Andone has ongoing fitness issues and could miss this one. Solomon March is out for the season with his knee.
Leeds: Liam Cooper is suspended as he is serving a 3 game ban, Helder Costa has a back injury and remains a doubt to return for this match.
Brighton vs Leeds Head to Head:
Brighton have won the last 4 meetings against Leeds when they were the home side.
Earlier in the season Brighton won 1-0 at Elland Road.
The last 3 meetings have all been under 2.5 goals.
Brighton vs Leeds Prediction:
On paper going into this game one would be tempted to back Leeds for the win, they have been in very solid form and seem confident and there is no denying that this is a good period for them.
Brighton have been stable at home but poor overall but the club have a good recent history over Leeds and Leeds have not travelled well to this ground. Brighton perhaps need the win more than Leeds but we can just see this game ending in a draw.
It's certainly a risk, but we feel these teams are currently very well matched, with Brighton having home advantage that is, and therefore a draw just wouldn't surprise us one bit. Maybe this is the game where Leeds unusual run of not drawing away games comes to an end.
Brighton vs Leeds Betting Tips:
Full time result (Draw) at 3.50
Anytime goalscorer: Neal Maupay at 2.50