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This season’s entertainers will host Graham Potter’s Seagulls this season, who’s eight draws are more than anyone else in the league this season.
That’s been Brighton’s narrative under current management, as they regularly fail to get that decisive goal in games that they dominate, though on this occasion we’d be surprised if they were to have much of the ball as only Liverpool and Man City have had more possession than the whites this season.
Leeds games are often the hardest to predict as on their day and when things are clicking, they will beat most teams in the league, though while their effervescent energy is consistent, they too often fail to bring that quality in the final third and leave themselves exposed at the back. So while their style certainly brings goals, it’s unclear which end they’ll be flying in at.
Brighton aren’t exactly goal shy themselves though they seem to have dried up on the road lately. They managed a strong return of nine goals from their opening five away games but have since drawn a blank in three of their last four.
They still have a strong record against the weaker sides in the league, with the only side currently placed 10th or below that they’ve lost to being the Gunners by a narrow 1-0 margin at the Amex, while their only defeats away from home this year have come against current top-six sides.
Regardless, Brighton tend to remain competitive throughout games, as only three of their 18 have they suffered defeat by more than a single strike, with those coming against top sides Leicester, Everton, and Chelsea, so they’re likely to cause some issues.
Leeds To Beat Brighton
With that said, Leeds are due a bounce back from their shock cup defeat to Crawley Town at the weekend, and Marcelo Bielsa will have drilled that into the players heading into this one.
We’ll certainly see a response and Brighton will have to be right at it to handle the tempo that Leeds will play at, so at the prices the home win looks to hold the best value, especially now that they look to have recovered from a poor return to the Premier League at Elland Road with successive wins over Newcastle and Burnley, while they’ve won all five matches against bottom-six sides so far with this game against Brighton the last of them.