Wolves v Brighton betting tips: Goals could be in short supply

Lewis Dunk, Brighton

Preview and odds for Sunday’s Premier League clash

Wolves and Brighton is free to air on the BBC on Sunday but the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ could prove true based on their results this season.

Brighton have the best defensive record of all bottom-half teams in the Premier League but have only managed 35 goals in 34 games, while Wolves are averaging less than a goal a game.

This hardly has the makings of a classic and it is little wonder therefore that under 2.5 goals is priced up at 4/7, while ‘no’ in the both teams to score market is 3/4.

Sunday’s game kicks off at midday and is live on BBC One or via the BBC iPlayer. Here we analyse the form of both teams to help find the best Wolves v Brighton betting tips.

Wolves v Brighton match odds

Wolves are mathematically safe from relegation after reaching 42 points with their 1-1 draw against rivals West Brom, while Brighton have almost certainly done enough too.

They climbed to 14th on 37 points thanks to a 2-0 victory at home to Leeds and are 27/20 to claim back-to-back wins for the third time this season.

Wolves may have home advantage but are the 11/5 underdogs, having been thrashed 4-0 by Burnley in their last outing at Molineux.

Brighton are the draw specialists in the Premier League with 13 stalemates already and another can be backed at 21/10.

Wolves have been on level terms at half-time in exactly half of their matches so Draw HT/Draw FT is another option at the bigger price of 10/3.

Wolves v Brighton head-to-head

The feeling that these teams are well matched is backed up by the view that their last four meetings all ended in a draw.

The last two at Molineux were both goalless and another dull stalemate is 13/2 – an outcome which the BBC pundits will be desperate to avoid when they have to analyse the game.

The one hope for the viewers is that January’s meeting at the Amex Stadium was a six-goal thriller, with Aaron Connolly giving Brighton an early lead but Wolves battling back to go in at half-time 3-1 up.

Neal Maupay’s penalty straight after the break got the Seagulls back in the game and Lewis Dunk levelled in the 70th minute.

That was the only occasion this season though when Wolves have scored three goals in a league game, while Brighton have only done so three times.

Optimistic punters expecting a repeat can get 22/1 for six goals or more!

Previous XI

Wolves: Patricio, Ait Nouri, Coady, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Ferreira, Saiss, Otasowie, Silva, Traore.

Brighton: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Bissouma, Gross, Maupay, Trossard, Welbeck.

Team news

Veteran midfielder Joao Moutinho, out since mid-April with an ankle complaint, has returned to full training and could feature for Wolves. Defender Willy Boly will not return before next weekend’s meeting with Tottenham after suffering long-term effects of Covid-19.

Adam Lallana is unlikely to return for Brighton due to a calf issue and the Seagulls remain without Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) and Solly March (knee).

Key battles

Neither side is blessed with prolific goalscorers in the continued absence of Raul Jimenez from the Wolves line-up.

Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves are their top scorers in the Premier League this season with five apiece, while Jimenez and Fabio Silva have four each.

Brighton’s Danny Welbeck is the 4/1 favourite in the first goalscorer odds but has only started 14 matches, scoring five goals, while Maupay leads the way with eight.

There were two penalties and an own goal by Dan Burn the last time these teams met so cutting out defensive lapses at the back could prove decisive.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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