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Wolves v Brighton Betting Tips: Seagulls on brink of safety

| 08.05.2021

Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off may not get the pulses racing on paper but the match gives Brighton the chance to secure their Premier League status.

The Seagulls defeated Leeds last time out and they can guarantee another season in the top flight with a win at Molineux which is available at 5/4.

It should be a close encounter if recent meetings are anything to go by, but let’s take a look at the facts and figures to help with our Wolves v Brighton betting tips.

Match Odds

Goals have been hard to come by for both teams this season, especially Wolves who have struggled in the absence of Raul Jimenez, out since November with a fractured skull.

Both sides are scoring around a goal a game on average so it won’t come as a surprise to learn that under 2.5 goals is 4/7.

These teams are just two places apart in the table and they have been impossible to separate in their last four meetings which have finished all square, with another draw priced at 2/1.

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A couple of those games ended goalless which is available at 13/2, but the other two finished 2-2 and 3-3, so a draw and both teams to score could be the way to go at bigger odds of 17/5.

Wolves have also failed to score before half-time in 25 of their 34 matches this season and have found the net just seven times in the opening 45 minutes at home, while Graham Potter’s men have still to reach double figures on their travels.

A goalless first half can be backed at 27/20, while Draw HT/Draw FT has much higher odds of 10/3.

Talking Tactics

Brighton were worthy 2-0 winners against Leeds, so Potter may stick with a three-man defence with Dan Burn and Joel Veltman operating as wing-backs.

Danny Welbeck and Maupay are expected to lead the line for a third game in a row, with Leandro Trossard playing in the number 10 role, but Adam Lallana could miss out again with a calf problem.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo switched from a 3-4-1-2 formation he used in the 4-0 home defeat by Burnley to a more solid 4-2-3-1 for the 1-1 draw with West Brom, the same system he deployed in January’s 3-3 draw with Brighton.

Goalscorer odds

Wolves youngster Fabio Silva opened the scoring at The Hawthorns on Monday and is 6/1 to draw first blood or 13/5 to strike any time, while Ruben Neves is 10/3 to add to add to his five goals this season.

Maupay has scored in two of his last three encounters with Wolves and is 9/2 to break the deadlock or 21/20 in the anytime goalscorer odds.

Danny Welbeck’s Cruyff-like goal against Leeds means he is the favourite to get the ball rolling at 4/1.

Match Info

Where: Molineux

When: 12:00, Sunday 9th May

How to watch: BBC 1

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner