It was a second straight 0-0 for the Albion after taking a point at Cardiff last time out.
Seagulls’ manager Chris Hughton declared himself ‘pleased’ with the performance and BetVictor concur, easing Albion to 4/1 for the drop. They are comparatively 1/7 to maintain their Championship status and now have two very winnable home fixtures with both Birmingham and Leeds visiting The Amex over the next week.
Brighton welcome Birmingham to the Amex this coming Saturday, before they entertain Leeds at the same ground on Tuesday.
Gary Rowett has done a magnificent job since taking over from Lee Clark at St Andrew’s and has almost guaranteed the Blues’ safety already with his side 12/1 for the drop, despite 5/4 favourites upon his arrival. Still, Birmingham arrive winless in their last six and scoring one goal in their last four; fill your boots boys?
Recent results have highlighted the fragility of Birmingham’s thread-bare squad and Brighton appeal as excellent value to extend the visitors’ tough time of things on Saturday; Albion the 23/20 favourites with BetVictor, City 14/5 and the draw 12/5.
The fixture looks one for ‘Both Teams to Score’ punters swerve with the yes and no both 10/11 and a game that hardly screams ‘goalfest’ and the Under 2.5 goals looking banker material at 8/11.
With Birmingham struggling in the final third Brighton look good value at 6/4 to keep a third consecutive clean sheet, whilst similarly appealing at 12/5 to win the game to nil with BetVictor.
This year’s final just so happens to coincide with Reds’ skipper Steven Gerrard’s birthday, in what could be in all probability, his last game in a Liverpool shirt. Is there an air of inevitability about it? Gerrard has been backed elsewhere and is 20/1 to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
The Reds travel to the Saints for the weekend’s marquee PL fixture with plenty of familiar faces returning back to their former clubs.
Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana all traded in Southampton for Merseyside in the summer and after a slow start Brendan Rodgers’ side are slowly gelling as a unit.
Liverpool have picked up 14 from a possible 18 points in their last six league games but arrive as the 2/1 underdogs on Sunday, the Saints 6/4 favourites with BetVictor and the draw 9/4.
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