Brighton v Queens Park Rangers tips: Seagulls to keep pressure on Magpies
Brighton are keeping apace with table-topping Newcastle United in the Championship and they will seal another three points at home tomorrow afternoon
December 26th, 2016
Brighton & Hove Albion remain firmly in the automatic promotion hunt while tomorrow’s opponents QPR are sitting rather precariously just above the bottom three in the Championship. Indeed the west London side have struggled with a dismal run since the appointment of new manager Ian Holloway and whilst they kicked-off their 2016/17 season in decent fashion with successive victories over Leeds United and Cardiff City, their form since then has been pretty shocking and they head into tomorrow’s clash with the Seagulls on the back of a five-match losing ruin.
Hardly surprisingly Rangers are huge outsiders to seal the three points at the Falmer Stadium tomorrow lunchtime at odds of 6/1 with BetVictor, however this is a somewhat short price when one considers that Holloway’s men have only scored a solitary goal away from Loftus Road in their last four games on the road.
As such the pressure will be mounting on the QPR boss and it isn’t easy to see who will be stepping up for the away side tomorrow. QPR’s best goalscoring chance is offered by Sebastian Polter and the player will be looking to add to his season-tally of four, although he will have a tough time against what has proven to be a particularly solid Brighton defence.
The Seagulls are enjoying life under boss Chris Hughton and whilst there were many who didn’t believe that they would be amongst the promotion contenders after coming close last season, they are nevertheless in a hugely strong position with just a single point separating the side from table-topping Newcastle United.
Brighton haven’t lost since September and they head into tomorrow afternoon’s clash on the back of a three-game winning run, their stand-out player being Glenn Murray who has managed eight goals in his last seven outings and who looks excellent value to score anytime at 6/5 with Bet365.