Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: The Seagulls to dominate the Magpies

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Read our detailed analysis as Brighton is set to lock horns with Newcastle for the upcoming EPL fixture on Saturday.

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction

When is Brighton most likely to score a goal?: Brighton looks to put pressure on the opposition by taking a good lead in the first half. Pascal Grob scored back-to-back goals during 30-40 min against Man United. Leandro Trossard scored the maximum number of goals for the Seagulls in the last season.

When is Newcastle most likely to score a goal?: Newcastle United scored both goals in the second half against Nottingham Forest. Callum Wilson was the last season’s top goal scorer for the Magpies.

Which team will start as the favorites? Brighton is expected to win this game against Newcastle as per the latest predictions.

Brighton is set to host Newcastle United for the next EPL fixture on Saturday, 13 August. Graham Potter’s men couldn’t ask for a better start to the campaign as they won the season opener in an away game against Man United, thanks to the stellar performance from Pascal Grob. The Seagulls finished the last Premier League season on a very strong note and they have started the new season from where they left the last one. They looked good in the pre-season matches as well.

Newcastle United also started the new season on a positive note with a win against Nottingham Forest. The Magpies too looked very good in the EPL 2021-22. However, they missed a top 10 finish despite some famous wins. Newcastle has a mighty challenge in the upcoming matchup against Brighton at the Falmer Stadium.

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Odds

Platform Brighton Draw Newcastle Predicted Winner
FcTables 2.43 3.35 3.20 Brighton
SofaScore 2.30 3.40 3.00 Brighton
Oddspedia 2.47 3.44 3.21 Brighton

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Recent Form

Brighton was expected to start the EPL 2022-23 on a high after their best finish in the last season. The Seagulls ended their campaign in the 9th position on the points table with 51 points from 38 games. Brighton continued the same momentum with some good wins in the pre-season clashes. Out of the total 5 pre-season matches, they won 3, lost 1, and drew 1. The Seagulls gave a thumping 2-1 loss to Man United to kickstart their campaign.

Newcastle United finished the last season of the EPL in the 11th position on the points table with 49 points from 38 games. They played 6 pre-season matches in the last month. The Magpies won 4 of them and lost only 2 matches. Newcastle defeated Nottingham Forest with a score of 2-0 in the season opener.

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Recent Team Stats

Stats Brighton Newcastle
Goals per game 2.17 2.13
Goals conceded per game 0.83 0.88
Clean Sheets % 17% 38%
Ball Possession % 32% 31.25%
Yellow Cards Avg 0.17 (1) 0.13
Red Cards Avg 0.00 0.13

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Form Guide

Brighton: W W L W W D

Newcastle: W W W L L W

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Last Match Analysis

Brighton: Brighton’s spirited win against Man United at Old Trafford suggested the new era for the United fans under Erik ten Hag looks no different. A double stunner from Pascal Grob in the first half broke the hearts of the Reds who were looking for a comeback after a forgetful last season. Man United tried their best to chase after giving away a 2-goal lead to the visitors but solid defense from the Seagulls spoiled all their plans. Even the introduction of CR7 couldn’t help the Reds. An own goal from Mac Allister at the 68th gave Man Utd a bright chance to level the score. However, the match ended with a 2-1 win for Brighton.

Reaction from head coach Graham Potter: “It was a fantastic effort from the players and we deserved the win over the course of the game. It’s a historic win for us so it’s something to be happy about. We had an idea about how to attack and then, when we could, we tried to press and put them under pressure. We were brave in what we did, and the boys gave everything.”

Newcastle: It was always going to be easy for the Magpies to dominate Nottingham Forest on their return to the Premier League. Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson were the goal scorers from a dominant Newcastle side. With a ball possession of 62%, the Magpies hardly gave any chance to the opposition. The Forest found it difficult to give meaningful passes across the midfield and attack the Newcastle defenders. Overall, it was a big difference in the quality of skills from both teams and Newcastle was a much better side.

Reaction from goalkeeper Nick Pope: “We want to win as many games as we can and it’s lovely to get off to the start that we did and have the performance to go with it as well. We had a good laugh because it took me, 10, 11 games to get a win last year and there were a few more here [at Newcastle] so it’s nice to be one from one.”

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: H2H

Matches: 46 | Brighton: 12 | Draw: 8 | Newcastle: 10

Recent 5 Meetings: Brighton: 2 | Draw: 2 | Newcastle: 1

Last Meeting: Newcastle defeated Brighton with a score of 2-1 in a Premier League fixture on 5 March 2022.

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Previous Meeting Highlights

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Possible Lineup

Brighton (3-3-3-1): Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Veltman; Caicedo, Mac Allister, Grob; Trossard, Lallana, March; Welbeck

Newcastle (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett; Willock, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Offensive and Defensive Stats


The experienced English striker, Danny Welbeck spearheads the attack for Brighton. Welbeck has already assisted in a goal and created 1 big chance for his side in the first match against Man United. He also got a dribbling success of 67%.

Newcastle relies on another English winger, Callum Wilson in the forward attack. Wilson is yet to score this time but he added 8 goals for the Magpies in the last season at an average of 1.9 shots per game. Allan Saint-Maximin is another formidable striker who scored 5 goals in the last season with 5 assists and 7 big chances created.


Pascal Grob was the shining star for the Seagulls in the last game as his two back-to-back goals sealed a historic win against Man Utd. Moises Caicedo is another key midfielder who played at a passing accuracy of 82% with 75% success in ground duels.

Some of the important midfielders for Newcastle include Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes. Joelinton assisted in a goal in the first match and made 3 key passes. Guimaraes maintained his passing accuracy at 89%, winning 67% of ground duels.


Joel Veltman and Adam Webster are the leading defenders for Brighton. Veltman added 6 clearances to his name from the first game along with 3 interceptions. Webster also played well and cleared the ball on 3 important occasions.

Fabian Schar had a busy game in the season opener as he made 4 clearances 3 interceptions, and 2 tackles for Newcastle. Kieran Tripper also looked good as he made 4 interceptions apart from adding 2 key passes to his name.


Robert Sanchez has been a brilliant goalkeeper for Brighton. In the first match, he stood like a wall and saved 5 goals for his team.

It was a quiet afternoon for the Newcastle goalkeeper, Nick Pope, with no major challenge from Nottingham. Pope played with a save rate of 72% per game in the last season of the EPL.

Brighton vs Newcastle Prediction: Winner

Teams will need some more matches to have a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in the new season. Both teams are looking in good form. Brighton is coming off an emphatic win against Man Utd that would have boosted the confidence of the squad. They will also be having the home advantage on Saturday. On the other hand, Newcastle had an easier challenge in the first game. However, they surely have the potential to perform well in away games. Fans can anticipate a mouth-watering encounter between these two sides. The predictions and betting platforms are favoring Brighton for this EPL fixture.

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