Newcastle has scored in five of its six preseason games and has only failed to score in two of its last nine games, losses to Man City and Liverpool.
In each of Brighton’s last three games, both teams have scored.
Newcastle has only suffered two losses in their last nine games, while Brighton has gone six games unbeaten.
The dedicated pair meet at the Amex
When Brighton hosts Newcastle at the Amex on Saturday, they will face another significant test after opening the new season with an impressive victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
In their home opener against newly promoted Nottingham Forest, the Magpies prevailed 2-0, but they likely should have won by a larger margin. This season, both of these teams will believe they can contend for a berth in Europe, so Saturday’s matchup on the south coast should be exciting.
For seagulls, home form is a problem
Although Brighton finished ninth in the standings the previous season, their home record was only the 16th best. Graham Potter, the manager, will be aware that they must improve at home if they are to outperform their results from the previous campaign, but defeating this hot Newcastle team seems like a tall order.
With their victory over Forest, the visitors have now won seven of their past nine Premier League contests. Everton and the top four teams from last season are the only teams they have lost to since the new year.
Goals markets are an excellent place to start
Albion only managed 22 points in 19 home games last season, but they only lost seven of them, thus this match may end with a tie for first place.
Given that Newcastle has only failed to score in two of their past nine games—against Man City and Liverpool—and that they have scored in five of their six preseason games, both teams to score appears to be a reasonable alternative for our major wager.
Since both teams have scored in each of Brighton’s last three games and each of their last six, I anticipate that both teams will succeed.