Sunday’s Premier League clash sees Newcastle travel all the way to the south coast to take on Brighton.
The home team started the season slowly, but a 3-1 victory over West Brom in their last home league fixture showed signs of setting into the top flight.
That said, Brighton now face Newcastle, a team that seemed to have the wood over them last season in the Championship. The Geordies won home and away last season, pipping Brighton to the title.
We at Lap of the Odds look for this edge to continue, with Newcastle looking the more complete side.
The driving force in the Newcastle midfield has been Matt Ritchie, having won man of the match accolades in two of his team’s last three games. We look for this new commentator’s darling to continue this run.
Recommendation: Ritchie to be man of the match, 1 pt, at 9/1, William Hill
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