LionsBet Preview: Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea: Back both teams not to score

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The Blues have failed to impress in the New Year and will need to raise their standards when they travel to the south coast this weekend

Newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion host Chelsea at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League at lunchtime on Saturday.

It’s been recent struggles for the Seagulls as they’ve failed to claim three points since a 1-0 win over Watford on December 23, 2017. They have fallen to 16th place and are just three points from the relegation zone.

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LionsBet rightly quotes them as the underdogs at odds of (6.00).

2018 is not going according to script for the Blues. They remain winless in all games so far and have failed to score.

It is indeed troubling times for Antonio Conte who is trying to make some reinforcements in the January transfer window but having seen off Chris Hughton’s side on Boxing Day, Chelsea are favourites to get back to winning ways at (1.65).

A third consecutive league draw for the reigning Premier League champions is offered at (3.80) with the same betting firm.

Chelsea have played Brighton 10 times and have won each of the last seven in all competitions. Odds of (1.12) support them to avoid defeat.

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The Blues have won all five of their league outings with the Seagulls and can be backed to win to nil at odds of (2.35).

Hughton’s charges have picked up just one win from their last 12 top-flight games, failing to score in eight of them. Both teams not finding the back of the net is a favoured outcome at (1.65) with LionsBet.

Alvaro Morata is going through a dry spell, having failed to score in his last three league games, failing to have a shot on target in the last outing against Leicester City. The Spaniard is tipped to get back to the scoring groove by netting first at odds of (2.85) and (1.55) anytime in the match.