Burnley v Brighton betting tips: Goals to be in short supply
Burnley v Brighton betting tips and odds
Burnley begin their Premier League campaign with a low-key match against Brighton who are the 13/10 favourites to start the season with a victory.
Both teams finished in the bottom five last term but have been fairly quiet during the summer transfer window which has resulted in the Clarets being priced at 12/5 in the Premier League relegation odds.
The Seagulls are 15/2 to go down despite Ben White joining Arsenal in a £50million deal, so let’s check out the odds and markets in our Burnley v Brighton betting tips.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche added centre-back Nathan Collins from Stoke for around £12million and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey signed on a free transfer from Crystal Palace but that’s been about it for the Lancastrians, who won five of their six pre-season friendlies, conceding just four times.
Brighton, 13/8 for a top-half finish this season, snapped up central midfielder Enock Mwepu for £20million from Salzburg and although they have been linked with a move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, it has been a quiet summer transfer window so far for manager Graham Potter.
Both matches between these teams were drawn last season and there has been a stalemate in eight of the last 11 encounters, so a share of the spoils is 2/1 while goals added to that market is 17/5.
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Only relegated Sheffield United and Fulham scored fewer times than Burnley last season so it’s perhaps not a surprise to see under 2.5 goals available at 1/2, bearing in mind that’s been the case in six of their previous eight meetings.
Despite finishing fifth from bottom, the Seagulls kept 12 clean sheets last season – the fifth highest in the Premier League – and they are 5/2 to win to nil while the Clarets are 23/10 just to win or 4/1 without conceding.
Two of the last four matches ended as 1-1 draws and that scoreline is available at 5/1 as the last of our Burnley v Brighton betting tips.
Burnley striker Chris Wood is back from Olympics duty with New Zealand so he is likely to be accompanied by Ashley Barnes or Jay Rodriguez in a 4-4-2 formation.
Brighton failed to score in their two pre-season friendlies in the build-up to the new season, their first a goalless draw with Scottish champions Rangers in which five senior players were missing, but they welcomed back the likes of Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard in the 2-0 defeat by Getafe.
Potter preferred to deploy three at the back in a 3-5-2 formation last season but with White having left the club it remains to be seen whether that will still be the case.
Wood played in the final pre-season game, a 2-0 defeat by Cadiz, and is 7/2 to open the scoring or 17/10 to bag a goal.
Brighton’s main hope is Neal Maupay at 9/2 and 21/10 in both markets, while Trossard is 8/1 and 7/2.
Where: Turf Moor
When: 15:00, Saturday 14th August
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication