On Saturday the 9th of February Brighton & Hove Albion are at home against Burnley in the Premier League with a kick off time of 17:30.
Brighton is currently 13th in the Premier League on 27 points and 3 points above Burnley who are in 17th place only 2 points from safety. If Brighton is going to stay in the EPL it is vital that they win this match to put them 9 points above Burnley and going a long way to securing another season in the EPL. In their last two games, the lost at Fulham 4-2 and in their last game drew against Watford 0-0. They play away at Leicester City, are at home against bottom club Huddersfield and away again against Crystal Palace. This run of matches gives them an excellent chance to get the points they need so they are safe.
Burnley are only two points above 18th place Cardiff City so need points desperately or at the end of the weekend, they could find themselves in the relegation zone. The reason why they find themselves in this position is that they have drawn too many matches instead of getting all three points. In their last 3 EPL games, they have drawn against, Watford, Manchester United and Southampton in their last game. They are at home against Tottenham Hotspur, play away against Newcastle United and are at home again to Crystal Palace in their next 3 EPL games.
Prediction – Brighton Win
Brighton has amazing home support which is the reason why they have played well above the ability of the team. They can not afford to lose this one or the gap between the clubs will be cut to just 3 points so the draw suits them better and is the result I nearly went for. I think though that they will want to get the job done as soon as possible and will manage it by a 1-0 margin.