Brighton & Hove Albion are looking to snap out of a difficult patch as they host Sheffield United in a Premier League fixture on Sunday. The Seagulls remain solid at home and will be confident seeing off the newly promoted side, who are still riding the bottom of the table.
Balancing their domestic engagements and a European campaign is proving tricky for Brighton, who are struggling to replicate last season’s impressive showings. They are currently seventh on the standings having failed to win in their last five Premier League matches.
Brighton played out a 1-1 draw at Everton in their previous Premier League fixture with a late Ashley Young own-goal earning them a share of the spoils. They followed that up with a 2-0 win at Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday thanks to goals from Ansu Fati and Simon Adingra.
Despite their recent struggles, the Amex Stadium has remained a solid hunting ground for Brighton, who are unbeaten in five of their last six home Premier League matches. Manager Roberto De Zerbi can count a 4-1 win over Luton Town and a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United among their home results, although they are yet to keep a single clean sheet this season.
Adapting to the topflight is proving difficult for Sheffield United, who have picked up just one win across all competitions so far. They have spent much of the campaign rooted to the foot of the table and will be keen to avoid getting cut adrift from the rest of the teams.
While things have been difficult, Sheffield United do have something to build on ahead of Sunday’s clash as their only win this season came last time out. They picked up a 2-1 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers with Cameron Archer and Oliver Norwood getting the goals.
Sheffield United may be keen to replicate that performance at the Amex Stadium but their record on their travels has been woeful. Paul Heckingbottom’s men have lost all five of their away matches this season and were beaten 5-0 by Arsenal in their previous fixture on the road.
Brighton have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 2/9 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Sheffield United is valued at 11/1 by Unibet while Paddy Power is offering odds of 11/2 for a draw.
Sheffield United have a 6-1 advantage with three draws from 10 previous matches against Brighton. The last meeting was a Premier League clash during the 2020-21 season which ended 1-0 in favour of the Blades.
Ansu Fati appears to be slowly finding his feet at Brighton and has three goals in his last five matches across all competitions. Bet365 is offering odds of 7/5 on the forward to get on the score sheet on Sunday.
Cameron Archer has been the shining light for Sheffield in a difficult campaign and will be getting one to watch on Sunday. The forward netted his second goal of the season in the win over Wolves and is priced at 9/2 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
There have been over 3.5 goals in four of Brighton’s last five Premier League matches and a repeat is priced at 11/10 with bet365. Given Brighton’s unconvincing backline, both teams could be backed to score at 10/11 with bet365.
With Brighton priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, a win and both teams to score could be considered at 13/8 by bet365.
This English Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield United will be played on
Nov 12, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.