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Bournemouth v Brighton: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Bournemouth have enjoyed an excellent season after last term’s relegation scrap and will be looking to build on their midweek win at Wolves when they entertain Brighton, who were brushed aside 4-0 at home to title-chasing Manchester City on Thursday.

The Cherries will be delighted to be 10th in the table this season and with City and Liverpool being the only visiting teams to have won in the last 12 league games at the Vitality, they should be confident against the Seagulls, who have not won in their last five matches. 

Bournemouth v Brighton

Bournemouth v Brighton betting tips and predictions

Bournemouth to win - 6/5

Some observers felt Bournemouth took a risk by replacing manager Gary O’Neil with Andoni Iraola, but the Spaniard has had a great effect at the Vitality Stadium and the Cherries have enjoyed an excellent season.

Any fears of a repeat of last season’s relegation scrap have fallen by the wayside in the second half of the campaign and they started the weekend in 10th spot, which is a huge achievement for the the Cherries.

Dominic Solanke has been the figurehead up front with 18 league goals this term - just two fewer than Erling Haaland - and they showed they are not simply easing towards the end of the season when they won 1-0 at Wolves on Wednesday, holding on with 10 men in the closing stages.

They have suffered just two defeats in their last 12 home games and the fact those were against two of the top three teams in the league demonstrates the progress the Cherries have made under the Spaniard.

They look likely to have too much for Brighton, who are still licking their wounds after a 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City on Thursday.

That loss extended their winless run to five matches and their form on the road has been little to get excited about as a 5-0 loss at bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United has been their only success in their last 11 outings on their travels.

It is a big ask for them to pick themselves up after their midweek drubbing and a home win looks likely.

Antoine Semenyo to score at any time - 11/5

Solanke has grabbed most of the headlines for Bournemouth this season, but Antoine Sememyo has made a telling contribution, including Wednesday’s winner at Molineux and there looks a strong chance that he can get on the scoresheet once more against the Seagulls.

The Ghana forward is playing a strong supporting role and has had 28 shots on target in the league this season, which is only four fewer than Solanke has mustered.

Semenyo has called the goalkeeper into action in seven of his last eight outings and his confidence appears to be high, so it is worth chancing that he can find the net for the ninth time in the league this season.

Carlos Baleba to be booked - 13/5

Brighton midfielder Carlos Baleba looks set to be in the heart of the action and the Argentinian’s price to get booked at the Vitality Stadium appears to present some decent value.

He has committed 11 fouls in his last four appearances and earned yellow cards both in the defeat to City in the week and in the Seagulls’ 3-0 home defeat to Arsenal at the beginning of the month.

That card against the Citizens took his tally to seven in the league this season, despite the fact he has had just 14 starts and a total of 22 appearances this term and it would not be a surprise if he felt the wrath of the referee again on Sunday.

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Bournemouth v Brighton odds

Bournemouth - 6/5
Draw -
Brighton -

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