Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 12-3-23 EPL Soccer Game Preview, Forecast, and Odds

Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 12/3/23 EPL Soccer Game Preview, Forecast, and Odds

Chelsea (4-4-5) vs. Brighton & Hove Albion (6-4-3) 


Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 12/3/23 – Chelsea (4-4-5) clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion (6-4-3) in a crucial English Premier League match on Sunday. Both teams are looking to gain momentum and climb the EPL table. The game, set to begin at 9:00 AM ET, is a significant draw for fans and bettors alike, offering valuable Daily EPL tips for those seeking insight into this competitive fixture.


Chelsea have had an inconsistant season so far under current manager Maurizio Sarri, with their 4-4-5 record reflecting this inconsistency. Led by Nicolas Jackson and Raheem Sterling up front, their attack has shown glimpses of brilliance with Jackson scoring six goals and Sterling five; their creativity and speed will be critical in breaking down Brighton’s defense.


Brighton & Hove Albion have had an enjoyable 6-4-3 campaign thus far, which can be seen through their consistency in results and performances of Evan Ferguson and Joao Pedro who have both proven themselves dependable scoring options – particularly Ferguson, with 6 goals this year, who could present Chelsea with trouble when combined together against them defensively.


Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 12/3/23 Game Info


When: Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 9:00 AM ET
Where: Stamford Bridge


Robert Sánchez GK vs. Jason Steele GK


Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has come under tremendous strain this season due to their porous defense. Sanchez has made some incredible saves – 36 total on the year! – yet continued pressure has resulted in 20 goals being allowed so far. Brighton have found success lately scoring 2+ goals in three of their last four matches; players like Evan Ferguson and Kaoru Mitoma present unique challenges for Sanchez who must already deal with numerous shots and goals every game. If Chelsea fail to monitor Mitoma or Ferguson effectively then another long and disappointing day awaits Sanchez!


Jason Steele has provided Brighton with strong goalie play this year. In just seven starts, Steele has delivered crucial saves at key moments; stopping 22 shots while only allowing 11 goals; not to mention recording one clean sheet as well. Brighton rely heavily on Steele to give their formidable defense a strong finish line, while Chelsea possess enough offensive talent – Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer can challenge Steele offensively with goals potential. However, Brighton’s solid defense has held their opponents to just one goal or less in two of the past three games, providing Steele with enough help to potentially prevent Chelsea’s attack from scoring. If Brighton can neutralize Chelsea’s stars then Steele could put together another outstanding performance for Brighton and walk away with another successful performance from Brighton’s backline.


Soccer Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea +100, Total Odds: 2.5


The odds have installed Chelsea as narrow favorites at home. However, Brighton has played better lately and their offense matches up well. The total is set at 2.5 goals, which feels low considering both teams’ recent production. Brighton’s offense clearing that number has good value.


Chelsea Betting Trends


Chelsea is just 1-1 in their last 5 matches and 3-3 against the spreads in that span. Their defense has allowed 2+ goals in 4 of those games. On the road, Brighton has gone over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 4 games. Given Chelsea’s defensive issues, Brighton continuing that trend is likely.


Brighton & Hove Albion Betting Trends


Brighton has won 2 of their last 5 contests and covered in 2 as well. In their last road match, Brighton scored 3 goals. Their offense has shown the ability to beat teams both straight up and against the spreads. With Chelsea’s defense struggling, Brighton has value to cover the +1 spread.


Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 12/3/23 Betting Picks


Chelsea has the talent to score goals, but they have struggled on the defensive end. Players like Sterling give them a chance to produce, yet their defense fails to generate stops. Brighton’s offense is firing on all cylinders behind talents like Mitoma and Ferguson. Steele also give Brighton an edge in net.


Our multi-handicapping insights have expect Brighton as the better pick both straight up and against the spread. Brighton’s offense should lead them to 3+ goals based on recent trends. Back Brighton’s spread (+1) along with over 2.5 total goals scored.

Free Pick and Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 3, Chelsea 1.


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