On March 15, Amex will host a rescheduled match of the 8th round of the English Premier League, in which Brighton will meet with Crystal Palace. The start of the fight is scheduled for 20:30 Kyiv time.
The team can be considered a shadow favorite in the fight for a place in the European Cup zone. She is a good example of the implementation of the saying “there would be no happiness”. It seemed that the sudden departure of Potter, who had been building the game for years, would be a blow to the project. But, on the contrary, De Zerby was able to bring a new impetus and take the seagulls to a new level. Now the original team clearly has more victories than defeats, with an excellent goal difference – despite the fact that in January, having quarreled with Roberto, the top scorer, Trossard, left. By the way, there is also a successful struggle in the cup. In February, the statistics were not the best in the Premier League, but March started 4-0 with West Ham. But then with Leeds, leading twice in the score, in the end they ended up only 2:2.
The club is also trying to implement an original project, having made a bet in 2021 on another promising and young mentor, Patrick Vieira. The first season of the Frenchman, who returned to Foggy Albion as a coach, turned out to be unreservedly successful. And now many are trying to justify the failures of the legendary midfielder in the past with an eagle overflowing infirmary and a complex calendar. But, in any case, it was not possible to win for a very long time – from the very beginning of the new year. Yes, at the same time, even with such grandees as Manchester United and Liverpool, honorable draws were drawn up. But in the end, the team fell lower and lower in the standings, getting closer to the danger zone. Not surprisingly, Manchester City also lost. But they conceded the only goal from the penalty spot already in the 78th minute.
In 4 of the last 5 matches between the clubs there were draws, and with an identical score of 1:1. By the way, this was also the case in February, in London, when the parties habitually divided points.
Bookmakers do not see much intrigue in this pair. Brighton is stronger and must prove it at home by winning a goal with a handicap of -1 with a coefficient of 1.92.