Brighton-Crystal Palace Betting Preview: Home side to dominate injury-stricken visitors

After a stalemate at Selhurst Park on Friday, the two sides meet again for a place at Wembley with our tipster predicting it to be a one sided affair with a 21/10 value bet
After the extraordinary events at Vicarage Road at the weekend, the Football League's attention turns to the Amex Stadium, as Brighton & Hove Albion host Crystal Palace in the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final.

The tie is finely poised going into this game, with both sides being unable to find the net in the first leg and the winner of this match will go on to face Watford in the final at Wembley.

Brighton come into this match as the form team in the Championship. The Seagulls have only lost three league games at home this season, and are currently unbeaten at the Amex in their last nine matches, winning six of those games. When Palace visited Brighton in March, the hosts came out on top, winning 3-0 with a Leonardo Ulloa double.

Gus Poyet’s men will be confident they can progress to the final, and BetVictor have them as favourites at 17/20 (1.85) to win the match. The same firm price them at a short 2/5 (1.40) to qualify for the final.

Crystal Palace are currently on a woeful run of form, winning only once in their last 11. The Eagles are without a win away in their last five and come into this second leg as underdogs.

With Glen Murray and Jonathan Williams both getting injured on Friday night in the first leg, Ian Holloway’s men have it all to do without two of their key men. BetVictor price them as outsiders at 15/4 (4.75) to come away with victory. BetVictor also price them at 7/4 (2.75) to qualify for the final. The same firm offers the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

A bet that stands out in this match is "No" on the both teams market at 4/5 (1.80) with BetVictor. As well as paying out in the first leg on Friday, the bet would have won in four of Palace’s last five away matches.

With Palace’s top scorer Murray out, they could struggle to find goals. Add into the fact this bet would have also paid out in five of Brighton’s last nine home matches, it’s certainly worth investing in.

For those looking for more value, Brighton to win to nil at 21/10 (3.10) with BetVictor seems like a fantastic price. This bet would have paid out in eight of the Eagles home matches this season, as well as four of Palace’s last seven away matches.

Both teams to score 'NO' at 4/5 (1.80) with Bet Victor
Brighton to win to nil at 21/10 (3.10) with Bet Victor

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