Newcastle United to lock third spot

Newcastle United to lock third spot

Newcastle United is looking to secure their spot in the top four with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion, who is also chasing the top four. In the league table, no team is currently with a safe lead, aside from the top two teams. With that, both Newcastle, and Brighton are looking to add more point to improve their spots in the league. Despite being at the top four in the standings, Newcastle is still not safe as they are just with one-point lead from the fifth. As for Brighton, if they lose in this match, they might have to bid goodbye for their hopes in the top four. Currently, they are chasing eight point from the team at the fourth. This meeting will be on May 19, 2023, at 2:30 AM (GMT+8), as Newcastle play as hosts.

During their fixture in last season, it was the hosts who took the 2-1 win, but it is just their first win in their last 11 league games against the visitors. Moreover, it seems like the hosts are not doing well in their recent matches in the league. In fact, in their last last two matches in the league, the hosts conceded two goals, and keeping just one clean sheet in their last 15. The visitors on the other hand are doing well against the hosts, keeping eight clean sheets against the hosts. Additionally, it seems like they have no problems playing on the road. In fact, they have won eight away matches in the league, the third most away wins aside from the top two teams.

Newcastle United

Premier League: Newcastle United
Photo courtesy of Reuters

Newcastle is currently sitting at the third of the league table with 66 points, and are 15 points behind the team at the second. Although they no longer have the chance for the second spot, they are aiming for wins to widen their lead. They are with the same points with the team at the fourth, and have just one point lead from the team at the fifth. Considering these points, Newcastle is still not secure for a spot in the top four. A loss here could cost them to slowly end their hopes for a spot in the Champions League next season. On their last match, Newcastle was held in a 2-2 draw against Leeds United, all thanks to Callum Wilson’s two goals. They are winless in their last two games, so they are now aiming to improve and win their remaining matches.

Although Newcastle does not have a new injury concern, they remain to be without their four absentees. Sean Longstaff, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, and Matt Ritchie remains to be unavailable as they are still nursing their injuries.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion
Photo courtesy of Reuters

Brighton is at the sixth of the league table with 58 points, and are eight points behind the team at the fourth. Although they only have a small chance to enter the top four, they remain to be optimistic of their chances. If they cannot earn a spot in the top four, they still need to win as many games they can for a European spot. Fortunately, Brighton is coming into this match from a dominating win against Arsenal, which slowly closed Arsenal’s hope for the title. It was a 3-0 win for Brighton, giving them the confidence for this match. That win kept their European hopes alive, but their job is not yet done, as they need to win here as well. Coming into this match, Brighton is hoping for the same result, aiming to produce another solid performance.

Unlike their opponent, Brighton have a long list of absentee for this match. Moder, Lamptey, Sarmiento, Webster, March, Veltman, Lallana, and Sanchez are all unavailable in this match. This long list of absentees could affect the result of Brighton, so they really need to go all-out.

Prediction:

Newcastle United (1.5)
Odds: -0.93

Ready to play?

You may place your bets for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Nova88, Asia’s largest and most trusted Online Casino Malaysia. Join and play now!

n88banners
x