After a difficult start to life in England, Oscar Garcia now has his team well drilled at the back, and Al Hain-Cole expects a low-scoring match when they take on the Cherries
Despite winning three of their last four home encounters against their fellow south coast opponents, the Cherries are slight 7/4 (2.75) outsiders with Betway to take all three points this time out.
Oscar Garcia’s men are currently enjoying their longest winning streak of the season and are favourites at 29/20 (2.45) to secure a fourth consecutive league victory for the first time in over a year.
The Seagulls have drawn six of their last 12 fixtures, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on them coming away with a point yet again here.
This clash brings together two teams on strikingly different trajectories, with the visitors recently passing their struggling hosts on their ascent up the table.
After opening the season encouragingly with four wins from seven, Eddie Howe’s newly-promoted side are edging worryingly ever closer to the relegation zone after their uninspiring recent form, which comes in stark contrast to that of their opponents.
Having overseen just three wins in his first 13 games in charge, three wins in the last three suggests Garcia is finally getting to grips with English football, and another play-off bid is now looking like a real possibility.
The key to the former Barcelona youth coach’s recent success is based on a defence that has let in just 14 goals in 16 games so far this campaign, with only three conceded in their last seven on the road.
This surely spells bad news for a Bournemouth team that has only managed three goals in their last five games, and none in either of their last two on home soil.
A bet on under 2.5 goals would gave paid out in six of Brighton’s last seven Championship games away from home and four of the hosts’ last five fixtures, meaning odds of 3/4 (1.75) are not to be missed on no more than two going in when they come face to face.
|Under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 3/4 (1.75) with Betway
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