Brighton & Hove Albion will host Newcastle United in matchday 4 of the English Premier League on Saturday, 2nd of September, 2023, at the Amex Stadium.
Roberto De Zerbi‘s men will be looking forward to returning to winning ways after their shock home defeat at the hands of West Ham United.
Brighton started their 2023/2024 Premier League campaign on a high note by defeating Luton Town 4-1 in the season-opening match and also went on to thrash Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-4 away from home.
However, their winning streak was put to an end by West Ham United, who happened to defeat them by 3-1 in front of their fans last weekend.
Looking at Brighton’s current home performances in the Premier League, they have attained three wins in their last six matches.
Brighton have also had one draw and endured two defeats, scoring 11 goals while conceding 11 in the process.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, have had a mixed set of results in their most recent three matches.
They attained an incredible 5-1 victory against Aston Villa but endured a slim 1-0 loss to Manchester City and a 1-2 defeat to Liverpool who made a dramatic comeback at St. James Park last weekend.
Looking into their last six performances away from home in the Premier League, Eddie Howe’s men managed to secure two wins and suffered two defeats while they recorded two draws, during this period, they netted nine and also allowed nine goals.
Therefore, Brighton and Newcastle United both underwent berating home setbacks last weekend and will both be looking forward to putting things right when they lock horns against each other in a Saturday night showdown.
Brighton vs Newcastle Team News
Brighton & Hove Albion are still looking forward to the recovery of Jakub Moder but a recent injury to Julio Enciso really hurts as the teenage Paraguayan looked so brilliant earlier this season.
The Seagulls have three players with three-goal assistance in their last three games, which are fullback Pervis Estupinan, winger Kaoru Mitoma, and midfielder Solly March.
Probable Starting Lineup
Jason Steele, James Milner, Lewis Dunk, Van Hecke, Pervis Estupinan, Pascal Gross, Billy Gilmour, Solly March, Joao Pedro, Kaoru Mitoma, Danny Welbeck
Newcastle United’s injury worries have accumulated to include Sven Botman.
Joe Willock and Emil Krafth remain out, while Javi Manguillo, Joelinton, and a new addition Lewis Hall all await willingness to make the starting XI.
Eddie Howe has fully used Callum Wilson and Hervey Barnes off the bench to start the Premier League new campaign and the two have boasted the team’s best combined numbers.
Miguel Almiron has the most minutes off the bench but has yet to score or assist in his last appearances for the Magpies. Meanwhile, Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon have been regular since the new season kicked off.
Probable Starting Lineup
Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Scha Dan Burn, Matt Targett, Sandro Tonali, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Alexander Isak, Anthony Gordon.
Brighton vs Newcastle Head-to-Head
In the last five meetings between the two teams, Newcastle have had an upper hand over Brighton, and the Magpies so far have recorded three wins while the rest resulted in draws.
Date, Kick-off time and venue
The match between the Seagulls and Magpies is scheduled to be played on Saturday, 2nd of September, at Amex Stadium by 5:30 pm (BST) kick-off time.
Both teams are under pressure already, and the clubs will be willing to bounce back from their last defeat.
Brighton were doing exceptionally well before they met West Ham, and it is tough to say the Magpies will drop all three points at Falmer. Newcastle will likely fight hard for a narrow win over the home team, but it won’t look like an easy journey for Eddie Howe’s men.
Therefore, we predict that the match will end up in a 2-2 draw.