Brighton & Hove Albion hosts Chelsea in round 1 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Monday, September 14th at Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Brighton has played in the Premier League not that long ago. So far, it has not set any ambitious tasks - just continuing its stay in the English football elite is enough. But when there was a real risk of relegating in the spring of 2019, Houghton was fired in the offseason. And they did not look at the merits of Chris - it was he who promoted and kept the Seagulls in the Premier League. In the 2019/2020 season, Graham Potter worked with Albion. He did it quite well: the team managed to climb several positions higher and showed good football. Not surprisingly, the manager remains in office. In the offseason, he made a partial renewal of the roster, saying goodbye to Muy, Duffy, Murray, Montoya, and Balogun. However, there are also a couple of interesting newcomers. Adam Lallana moved from Liverpool, and Veltman came from Ajax. They are trying to sign someone else (Brewster and others), but obviously they will not manage to do it by Monday.
Chelsea started last season with considerable anxiety. Eden Hazard left, and UEFA applied a one-year transfer ban. According to many, Lampard was called to become a shield for the management, protecting it from criticism related to the recession, which looked inevitable. And Frank suddenly showed an excellent season with his men, finishing in the Champions League quartet without any problems. Moreover, the management didn’t buy anyone in winter. However, everything is more than compensated now – the Pensioners spent the most. They started to make purchases in the course of the last championship, luring Ziyech and Werner to their ranks. Closer to the start of the new championship, the defense was thoroughly strengthened by signing Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva as free agents, and the management finally reached an agreement with Leicester on Chilwell. In September, another long transfer saga ended - young and talented Havertz was bought from Bayer. But we also remember the remaining problems - a new goalkeeper was not bought, and Willian and Pedro left.
Chelsea has consistently beaten this opponent in the first five games in a row. But in January this year, Brighton scratched out a 1-1 home draw due to a goal scored by Jahanbaksh in the 84th minute. Bookmakers believe that the visitors will win again. And we can agree with this - if the Blues want to finish higher than last season, they need to take the maximum in such matches. Let's believe that the visitors will succeed.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.65 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 14-Sep-2020 21:15 CET
Event Result: 1:3(0:1)
Profit: +26.00 Units