Posted on: 2021-01-25 09:15:50
Under 2.5 goals were scored in five of Brighton’s last seven home games.
Under 2.5 goals were scored in seven of Fulham’s last eight league fixtures.
Brighton have drawn five of their last seven home assignments.
Brighton and Fulham drew 0-0 when they faced off in December’s reverse league meeting.
Basement battle at Brighton
Both Brighton and Fulham would have earmarked Wednesday’s fixture as a chance to put win some ground in the Premier League’s relegation battle, however, few goals and little action are expected when two of the division’s bottom four sides face off at the AMEX Stadium.
The Seagulls should be in good spirits following a surge of three wins from four, though it’s worth noting that two of those victories were dug out in largely uninspiring fashion against lower league opponents in the FA Cup.
As per the norm with Graham Potter’s Albion, turning promising approach play into goals continues to be a struggle, and Brighton have scored one or fewer times in eight of their last 10 league assignments.
Cottagers remain toothless
Brighton’s lack of cutting edge in the final third is a problem shared by fellow relegation candidates Fulham, who despite some good performances, can’t seem to find the goals to improve their results.
Fulham’s only victory in their last 10 attempts in all competitions was an extra time victory at QPR in the FA Cup, though their eventual triumph was only forced following a dour 0-0 draw during the opening 90 minutes.
In the Premier League, only Burnley and Sheffield United have scored less often than Scott Parker’s team this term, and the Cottagers have notched one or fewer goals in 14 of their 18 top flight tests overall since their recent promotion.
Few goals likely at the AMEX Stadium
The evidence suggests under 2.5 goals backers could be rewarded on Wednesday when a Brighton team lacking punch take on a notoriously goal-shy Fulham outfit.
Under 2.5 goals landed in five of Brighton’s last seven Premier League assignments at home, while punters have found success in the same market in seven of Fulham’s last eight league matches since early December.
In the reverse fixture between the teams the same month, the spoils were shared after an uneventful 0-0 stalemate at Craven Cottage, and backing another tepid tussle is advised for Wednesday’s rematch.
Alongside our under 2.5 goals forecast, a 1-1 correct score prediction is also favoured. Brighton were held at home in five of their last seven league games at the AMEX Stadium – three of which finished level at 1-1 – and a similar outcome looks on the cards when they host a Fulham team that took a single point in five of their last seven matches overall.
A draw would do little to aid either team’s bid for safety, however, with goals in short supply, both Brighton and Fulham lack the potency to push for maximum points.
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