Brighton v Wolves betting tips – Spoils shared on south coast

Promotion hopefuls Brighton & Hove Albion will be desperate to return to winning ways

Brighton v Wolves betting tips – Spoils shared on south coast

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Glen Laidlaw

December 31st, 2015

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Brighton are battling for promotion to the top flight this season and things were looking pretty good for the Seagulls until relatively recently. Chris Hughton guided his side away from the drop zone after taking the reins from former boss Sami Hyppia, however he has gone one better this season, his side sitting amongst the genuine title contenders as we rapidly approach the turn of the year.

A defeat at home to Middlesbrough two games ago ended Brighton’s excellent unbeaten run and the Seagulls have now gone four games without any wins, this sending them down to fourth in the Championship table. Can they make a return to winning ways on New Year’s Day? Betfair go 5/4 that the Seagulls clinch the points on Friday afternoon.

To be honest, more was expected from Wolves this season. Many pundits had predicted that they would be amongst the promotion contenders from the start of the campaign but that hasn’t proven to be the case and they currently sit mid-table.

Manager Kenny Jackett has led his men to two successive wins ahead of this clash, the West Midlands side beating Reading at Molineux and Charlton Athletic at the Valley, although this clash on the south coast will prove to be an altogether much more difficult proposition.

Nevertheless, confidence will be high in the Wolves camp and Bet365’s 13/5 for an away win is worthy of consideration.

Nevertheless, we’re finding it difficult to pick a victor in this clash. Brighton may be enjoying home advantage and do occupy a position in the higher reaches of the Championship, however the visitors will be in high spirits following their recent wins. The hosts have drawn all but one of their last five games and with these two sides looking somewhat even at present, we feel that another draw is very much in prospect on New Year’s Day. You can grab yourself 12/5 with BetVictor for the draw.

Goals won’t be forthcoming in this game with niggling injuries for the home side likely to have an impact. Wolves have been involved in just three goals in their last two outings, therefore we’ll be going for Under 2.5 goals at 4/6 with Winner.com.

 

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