Brighton & Hove Albion will try to continue its surprising start to the season when it visits Selhurst Park on Monday to take on rival Crystal Palace in an English Premier League clash. Brighton (4-0-1) entered the weekend one point behind the leaders after winning just nine games in each of the past four seasons. It has won six of its past seven in all competitions. The Seagulls have spent 55 of their 94 years of English football in the third tier, but this is their fifth straight season in the Premier League. Crystal Palace (1-2-2) has spent the past eight in the top tier and has finished 14th the past two years.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Brighton as the +145 favorite (risk $100 to win $145) in the latest Crystal Palace vs. Brighton odds, with Crystal Palace the +210 underdog. A draw is priced at +210, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you make any Brighton vs. Crystal Palace picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to check out what European soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have hauled in stunning profits. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has taken a close look at Brighton vs. Crystal Palace from every possible angle and just revealed his expert EPL picks and best bets. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several Premier League odds and betting trends for Crystal Palace vs. Brighton:
- Crystal Palace vs. Brighton spread: Brighton -0.5 (+140)
- Crystal Palace vs. Brighton over-under: 2.5 goals
- Crystal Palace vs. Brighton money line: Brighton +145, Crystal Palace +210, Draw +210
- CRY: Has won just one of its last 12 Premier League matches (1-3-8) on a Monday
- BHA: Is winless in all 10 of its EPL matches (0-3-7) on Monday, including a loss to Palace
Why you should back Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton is unbeaten in its last three matches (1-2-0) at Selhurst Park and has won both of its road games this season. It has been more efficient in front of goal after performing far under its expectations last year. The Seagulls finished more than 20 under their expected points (xPTS) total last season and scored almost 14 fewer than their expected goals (xG). Brighton had the seventh-most shots in the EPL in 2020-21, but put just 27 percent on target, the worst mark in the league.
Brighton completely dominated the last meeting between these teams, but Palace pulled out an unlikely road victory. The Seagulls held the ball for 75 percent of the game and bombarded the Eagles with 25 shots while allowing three. Only two were on target, and both found the net, with the winner scored five minutes into injury time. The Seagulls also dominated the 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park, outshooting Palace 20-1. Brighton has conceded just four goals while scoring seven this season, with Neal Maupay scoring twice and Leandro Trossard adding a goal and an assist.
Why you should back Crystal Palace
The Eagles haven't allowed a goal at home this season, and while they have scored just five times, they have been finding the net when they are on target. They have the fewest shots in the league, but they have scored on five of the 11 they have put on goal. Christian Benteke, who scored the winning goal in the last meeting, is one of several strong scoring options for Crystal Palace.
They brought in Conor Gallagher on loan from West Brom and signed Odsonne Edouard from Celtic to join Benteke and longtime Eagles forward Wilfried Zaha in the attack. Zaha has 41 goals over the past five seasons and has tallied once this season. Edouard scored twice against Tottenham and Gallagher also has tallied two goals. Benteke has yet to get on the board but scored 10 goals last season. Zaha has scored seven against Brighton in his career, with four in the past four matchups at Selhurst Park.
How to make EPL picks for Brighton vs. Crystal Palace
Green has looked closely at Monday's Brighton vs. Crystal Palace match from all angles, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also has revealed two confident best bets and has a complete analysis of this English Premier League match. Green is only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
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