Brighton v Newcastle betting tips: Potter magic could put Magpies under a spell
Brighton v Newcastle betting tips and odds
Saturday’s televised clash takes place against the backdrop of the managerial saga at Saudi-owned Newcastle which saw Villarreal boss Unai Emery rule himself out of the running to replace Steve Bruce.
Eddie Howe is the new 4/6 favourite to take the reins at St James’ Park, although one man that had featured highly in the odds but has since drifted to 22/1 is Graham Potter, the manager of Saturday’s opponents Brighton who fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Liverpool last weekend.
The Seagulls are 8/13 favourites to beat the winless Magpies but let’s check out some of the other odds in our Brighton v Newcastle betting tips.
Brighton went close to ending Liverpool’s 24-match unbeaten run last Saturday when Enock Mwepu’s spectacular first Premier League goal and Leandro Trossard’s equaliser secured a well-earned point at Anfield.
It could have been even better for the visitors but Trossard was denied a second by an offside flag, so spirits are high at Brighton who slipped four places to eighth as a result.
That draw came on the back of a 4-1 home defeat by Manchester City but their first eight games all involved three goals or fewer so the hosts can be backed at 5/4 to win that way in the tea-time kick-off.
🗣 "We can see the sunshine ahead but at the minute we have to weather the storm."
Callum Wilson caught up with NUFC TV ahead of Saturday's trip to the Amex to face Brighton.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 3, 2021
Remarkably, the Magpies have not scored against Brighton in four previous meetings and they have just one goal to their name against these opponents in the last eight, so a win to nil for Potter’s men does not look out of the question at 8/5.
Newcastle have been drawing at half-time in four of their last six games but away from home they have lost the second half in four of their previous five.
Albion’s second-half record overall reads W4 D5 L1, so with that in mind Draw HT/Brighton FT is a possibility at 16/5.
Jurgen Klopp praised Brighton for a “deserved point” at Anfield where the Reds were denied a 3-0 lead by VAR which ruled Sadio Mane had handled the ball from an attempted clearance by goalkeeper Robert Sanchez who had been put under pressure from Lewis Dunk’s back pass.
The Seagulls had their chances in the first half, Solly March forcing a save from Alisson when clean through and the Brazilian keeper also tipped an Yves Bissouma shot against the post before the Merseysiders started to take control.
"The players deserve the credit. They played with such courage and intensity." 💪 GP assesses #LIVBHA. 💬
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 30, 2021
Potter will be without centre-back Dan Burn again and it remains to be seen whether Trossard leads the line in a 4-2-3-1 once more as he did on Saturday when Neal Maupay stayed on the bench for the whole game.
Interim Newcastle boss Graeme Jones has almost a fully-fit squad from which to choose, so Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are likely to start up front in a 5-3-2.
Maupay is the 7/2 favourite to break the deadlock and 11/8 to score any time but with doubts surrounding his involvement, Trossard looks a better option at 5/1 and 15/8 in the two markets.
Bissouma hit the woodwork on Saturday and is 13/2 to score any time as one of our Brighton v Newcastle betting tips.
Wilson and Saint-Maximin are 5/1 and 10/1 to bag the game’s opener or 2/1 and 7/2 to find the net.
Where: Amex Stadium
When: 17:30, Saturday 6th November
How to watch: BT Sport 1
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication