Brighton barely managed to pull out a 1:1 draw in their last appearance at home against slightly underestimated Crystal Palace, definitely having a huge dose of fortune on their side here.
They missed a penalty in the 38th and were punished later in the 69th when they found themselves in a 0:1 deficit. However, a piece of luck played a certain role in their escape from a defeat, as they managed to equalize in the last minutes after a misfortunate own goal scored by the opposing side, as mentioned, narrowly taking a point in this clash.
Brighton is currently at the 9th spot in the general rankings, being seven points in deficit compared to the European-placed Arsenal.
Goalkeeper Steele (1/0), midfielders Mwepu (11/1), Bissouma (14/0), and forward Sarmiento (2/0) are out. Central defender Dunk (14/0) and offensive midfielder Lallana (18/0) are doubtful for the moment.
Premier League action continues for Southampton which is currently holding the 14th spot in the general rankings, at a safe distance from a danger zone, as they have ten points more than relegation-worried Burnley.
They did a decent job in their latest appearance away against Tottenham when they managed to take a point in a 1:1 draw, definitely deserving a bit more in this clash in my opinion.
Southampton boosted their morale even more last weekend when they booked their ticket for further progress in FA Cup when they outplayed Swansea with a 3:2 result after an extra time, and are surely eager to start their 2022 Premier League campaign in the best way possible.
Defender Valery (1/0) is suspended, while the Saints miss goalkeeper McCarthy (15/0), defenders Walker-Peters (15/0), Livramento (18/1), midfielders Djenepo (8/0) and Smallbone (1/0).
Everton can be satisfied with their latest appearance on the road against much-favored Chelsea when they delivered quite a surprise and took a point in a 1:1 draw.
Even though they were significantly pushed back from the begging and conceded first late in the 70th, the visitors managed to bounce back with an equalizer only four minutes later over Branthwaite, leaving Stamford Bridge in a state of shock, as everything else except the victory of the Blues was highly unlikely.
Everton occupies the 15th spot in the standings, still appearing poorly this season, having eight points more than relegation-placed Burnley.
Central-back Mina (7/0) is out, as well as offensive midfielders Townsend (16/3), Richarlison (11/3), and forward Rondon (11/1). Doubtful are forwards Gray (16/5), Calvert-Lewin (3/3), midfielders Davies (5/1), and Delph (6/0).
Crystal Palace met the expectations in their last home fixture against underdogs from Norwich when they routinely celebrated with a 3:0 victory.
Edouard, Mateta, and Schlupp scored for the hosts during the first forty-five minutes, pretty much securing their victory, but overly looking, could potentially be even more effective, as they appeared more dangerous in the continuation as well.
Crystal Palace holds the 11th spot in the Premier League rankings, having eight points less compared to their opponents in the upcoming clash.
Defender Andersen (15/0) is out, as well as Clyne (3/0), midfielders Eze (2/0), Gallagher (17/6), McArthur (11/0), and Olise (12/1).
The Hammers finally break through their blockade on their last trip to Watford when they were pretty confident and recorded a much-needed 1:4 victory.
Southampton finally ended their poor momentum last time out on the road against West Ham when they narrowly celebrated with a 2:3 victory.
The visitors took the lead early in the 8th, but by all means, the hosts were more than dangerous in this one. They equalized later in the 49th, while Southampton accordingly responded from the penalty in the 61st.
Even though the Hammers bounced back and leveled up once again only three minutes later, the guests kept their heads cool and scored another one in the 70th, thus putting an end to this very interesting encounter.
Southampton is currently at the 14th spot in the general rankings, nine points ahead of relegation worried Burnley.
Currently suffering from a four-match winless run in all competitions, the Hammers simply have an imperative of victory in the upcoming one.
They lost their last Premier League appearance on the road to Arsenal with 2:0 and ended their EFL Cup campaign away against Tottenham 2:1 last Wednesday, but probably deserved at least a draw.
Still, they can be satisfied with their current Premier League rankings, as they are at the 5th spot, having only four points less than Champions League-positioned Arsenal.
They should miss central defenders Zouma (11/1), Ogbonna (11/1), offensive Antonio (16/6), while doubtful is left-back Cresswell (13/1).
Southampton is visibly struggling for some time now, as they failed to record a positive result in their previous six fixtures, taking only a point last time out on the road to Crystal Palace when they ended the match with a 2:2 draw.
Yesterday’s recap: Unreal what happened yesterday, Chelsea score 2 goals at the end of the match to crush our under 3.5, the red card for Southampton did not help. Burnley could not beat Norwich but Monfils and Mager got us a win to put the day at only -1 units. I already have my best bet on West Ham and Brentford to receive a card for 4 units of profit. I must say I thought odds will drop, but they have not, maybe closer to kick-off but it seems odds will hold. I have this bet on my Blogabet as well.
The Red Devils are coming to this clash after a very interesting one last time out at home against Liverpool, when, unfortunately for them, they suffered a 2:4 loss.
They opened the match in a better way, taking the lead over Fernandes in the 10th, but overly looking, had some difficulties in the back, as they conceded three times in the next forty minutes.
Even though they managed to respond over Rashford in the 68th, Liverpool appeared better in the offense, and with another one scored just before the fulltime, deservedly took all three in this encounter.
Manchester is at 2nd spot in the general rankings, having their Champions League ticket mathematically secured.
The Red Devils did a good job in the last round on the road to Aston Villa when they took all three in the 1:3 victory.
They went on a break with a 1:0 deficit but appeared much sharper with the ball in the continuation, completely reversing the result to their favor with goals over Fernandes, Greenwood, and Cavani, thus outplaying Aston Villa than honestly didn’t have any realistic chance for something more in this one.
Manchester Utd is at 2nd spot in the general rankings, ten points in deficit compared to the leading Citizens.
The hosts will miss forward Martial (22/4), offensive midfielder James (14/3) and central defender Maguire (34/2) due to injuries.
WBA was close in taking all three in the last match against Aston Villa, but unfortunately for them, took only a point in a 2:2 away draw.
They conceded early in the 9th after the penalty but responded from the same situation over Pereira just fourteen minutes later. The guests took the lead later on in the 47th when the home side scored an own goal, but couldn’t withstand the pressure, as Aston Villa pretty much went all-in, and conceded an equalizer just before the full-time whistle, more than deservedly overall.
WBA is at relegation leading 19th spot, still with a theoretical chance for survival, but they will have to perform almost perfectly in matches to come.