Brighton vs Portsmouth Free Betting Prediction

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Brighton vs Portsmouth Free Betting Prediction

This Thursday, Brighton welcomes Portsmouth on the occasion of the 2nd round of the Carabao Cup. Both teams want to advance to the 3rd round of the competition.

Brighton vs Portsmouth Free Betting Prediction

Promoted to the Premier League after 34 waits during the 2017 season, no one gave the promoted skin dear. The squad’s roster is not the scariest one in the Premier League, but like two seasons ago Brighton had provided most of the previous season, securing their support fairly quickly for a bottom-ranked 15th place finish. Brighton has been flirting with the red zone since joining the elite of English football, and this defeat against Chelsea (1-3) at home drops Brighton in the second part of the standings with 16th place. However, the content of the match was very interesting for the locals, who provided as many chances as Chelsea with the end of the gain in possession of the ball (53%).

On the other side of the middle line, Portsmouth is a very well-known team in England, but the formation cannot regain its structure and its level of yesteryear (2nd BPL title). After a brief stint in the top flight in the early 2000s, when players like Peter Crouch and Lassana Diarra wore the team’s colors, Portsmouth suffered economic bankruptcy. Bought by the supporters since, the club is present in EFL League One, having bottomed out at the lower rung. On the lawn of Stevenage during the first round of this Carabao Cup, Portsmouth won on penalties (3-1) after a spectacular draw (3-3). For its first in the championship last weekend, the residents of Fratton Park conceded the division of points against Shrewsbury (0-0).

The workforce for Brighton vs Portsmouth

The Brighton coach has to deal with the departures of the replacement defender Shane Duffy (Celtic) and especially the important midfielder Aaron Mooy (Shanghai SIPG) and his side Martin Montoya (ex-Barça). The club has been clever to compensate for these absences since it has enlisted at a lower cost the Dutch defender, often injured with Ajax lately, Joel Veltman (28), and the experienced attacking midfielder of Liverpool, also in prey to injuries, Adam Lallana (32). On paper, these two elements must bring real added value to the Seagulls, but they will have to avoid physical problems for that. Recently, young defender van Hecke (20, NAC Breda) was drafted. The club’s top scorer last year with 10 goals, the Frenchman Neal Maupay is still there. This is also the case for other captains Mathew Ryan, Lewis Dunk, and Dale Stephens. Colombia international Izquierdo is injured for a long time, as the substitute goalkeeper recruited Christian Walton. Uncertain and finally absent against Chelsea, Popper should miss this match.

Opposite, Portsmouth must deal with the departures of some important players like Burgess (Saint Gilloise), Hawkins (Ipswich Town), Pring (Bristol City), and Sean Raggett (Norwich). In the direction of arrivals, there is little movement apart from that Callum Johnson from Accrington. Naylor, Williams, and Harrison are the leaders of this formation. The keeper of this formation, Alex Bass is the big absent of this formation.

 

Brighton vs Portsmouth Free Betting Prediction

Much superior to Portsmouth in all areas, we believe Brighton will win. Brighton victory!

Betting Tips: Brighton
Odds: 1.68