AUTHOR: Lewis Williams

ALEX CROOK PREVIEW: Brighton and Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers

talkSPORT’s chief football correspondent ALEX CROOK looks ahead to tonight’s Premier League matchup between Brighton and Wolves…

Monday, 7.45pm


We had a good weekend with Arsenal winning to nil and Ivan Toney marking his comeback with a goal and now turn our attention to the final match of what’s been a protracted round of fixtures in the Premier League spread over a fortnight. It comes from the Amex Stadium as Brighton welcome Wolves.

The hosts have not hit the dizzying heights of last season so far this campaign, due to a combination of balancing playing in Europe for the first time in their history with domestic commitments and also being hit hard by injury.

I can see Roberto de Zerbi’s men coming on strong between now and May and making a late charge for another European finish and their home form will be key to those ambitions.

The Sussex side have a really good record in front of their own fans, having lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games at the Amex and are unbeaten in nine games across all competitions, including headline-grabbing victories over Tottenham, Ajax and Marseille.

Wolves have also been easy prey for the Seagulls in recent seasons and were thrashed 6-0 in this fixture towards the end of last season while Brighton also swept Gary O’Neil’s charges aside with a comfortable 4-1 victory at Molineux in August.

The fact top-scorer Hwang Hee-Chan is still away with South Korea on Asia Cup duty further hampers O’Neil’s prospects of reversing that form so it’s not surprising to see Brighton as short as 8/13 with to take all three points.

I find it hard to ignore Joao Pedro’s excellent run of nine goals in his last 11 games so I’m very attracted to the price boost to 5/1 for Pedro to score first, especially as the Brazilian will be on penalty-taking duties.

Brighton have only kept one clean sheet in the league all season, in their drab 0-0 draw at West Ham last time out, while Wolves have only failed to find the net in one game since losing 1-0 at Manchester United on the opening weekend.

Therefore, I will be backing Brighton to win, both teams to score yes and Joao Pedro to score at any time at around 4/1 with

Good luck,


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