Premier League Preview – Seagulls and Saints to struggle


The Premier League serves up some midweek action this week, starting on Tuesday when Brighton host Tottenham.

Chris Hughton’s side were lacklustre in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace but remain seven points clear of the bottom three, albeit with an extremely severe run-in. Burnley, both Manchester clubs and Liverpool are all still to come for the Seagulls and a win on Tuesday (23/4) would be timely.

Spurs lost 3-1 to Manchester City on Saturday but won 2-0 when the pair met previously and should have enough on the south coast.

The Seagulls’ scoring endeavours at Selhurst Park suggest they are playing with more freedom and may score, so the away victory and both to score at 9/5 looks sensible.

Wednesday sees Manchester United travel to Bournemouth with a point to prove after Sunday’s shocking 1-0 defeat to West Brom.

The Cherries themselves lost 3-0 at Liverpool but are handy prospects at home, losing only four of their last 17, with eight of those being draws.

Jose Mourinho will be demanding a response but Bournemouth’s habit for raising their game against the big guns at home suggests they could get something and a draw is 29/10.

There are then two games on Thursday, most notably Burnley’s clash with Chelsea where Sean Dyche’s side will be eyeing a sixth straight win.

The Blues came from two down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday but may have an eye on Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.

A victory for Burnley will move them up to sixth in the standings and another win looks a very good price at 33/10.

Finally, Leicester take on Southampton in a game that offers Saints a chance to claim a vital three points in their battle against the drop.

The aforementioned 3-2 defeat to Chelsea could take its toll but they are playing well and face a Leicester side who have fallen out of the European hunt.

Southampton have not scored on their last three trips to the King Power but can end their run of four defeats at 9/4.