Brighton v Leeds United tips – Albion can move closer to league leaders

Brighton can consolidate their top-six position tonight

Brighton v Leeds United tips – Albion can move closer to league leaders

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Glen Laidlaw

February 29th, 2016

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Tonight’s Championship action comes from the Amex Stadium where Brighton & Hove Albion will return home after three games on the road with a clash against Leeds United.

It has been a mixed bag of results for the Albion with a 4-1 hammering away to Cardiff City following a hard-fought draw at Hull. Nevertheless, their most recent away-day ended with an emphatic 4-0 win against bristol City and the Seagulls will be confident of sweeping past a Leeds United side which are struggling in the wrong half of the Championship table.

The Albion have fallen to fourth position, although they are a mere four points behind leaders Hull City heading into tonight’s match and whilst Leeds United are winless in the Championship since their 1-0 win against Bristol City in January, Seagulls boss will be taking absolutely nothing for granted at the Amex Stadium this evening.

He said to the official club website: “Generally their games are quite tight and close, but we’re at home and the points for where we are in the league are very valuable.

“I think it’s fair to say that their performances not translating into points. They’ve brought in a few players, but not many. They already had a lot of talent there, a lot of young talent and he’s [Steve Evans] trying to get that right balance.

“They can come here without so much fear, but they will do that anyway. They’ve got some good young talent in the side and sometimes we talk about young players feeling nervous, but they generally play without fear and enjoy it.”

Leeds are clearly having problems up front and with a mere two goals to their name in their last four outings, we feel that they will struggle against a particularly solid Brighton defence. The Seagulls may have conceded four against Cardiff in their recent trip to South Wales, however they should succeed in keeping out a Leeds United attack which is looking rather toothless of late, top scorer Chris Wood still out of action through injury despite being near to full fitness once again.

Indeed, the outcome of this match looks pretty clear cut. Brighton haven’t been beaten at the Amex Stadium since New Year’s Day and it is hardly a surprise to see the visiting Leeds side start as rank outsiders with BetVictor going 9/2 for an away win. The Seagulls will be making a huge effort to stay in tough with the Championship top three and we feel that they will achieve this with a relatively routine win over Leeds United this evening. Back a Brighton win-to-nil at odds of 13/8 with Paddy Power.

 

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