NEW vs BHA Dream11 Prediction: Brighton make the long trip up north to take on Newcastle at St. James’ Park. Two second-half goals from new signings Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick saw Newcastle beat West Ham United 2-0 on the opening matchday. The Magpies have also progressed to the third round of the EFL Carabao Cup with a narrow 1-0 win against Blackburn Rovers, yet again, the winner coming from a new signing – Ryan Fraser. High on this confidence, they will take on Graham Potter’s men hoping to make it three wins out of three. Brighton have endured a bittersweet start to their campaign losing 3-1 to Chelsea on the opening game of the season but they then went on to beat Portsmouth 4-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup. Beating that Chelsea team on the opening matchday of the season was always going to be a tough ask but the fans will be most upset about the manner of the loss. While the game was still open, Brighton missed a lot of chances when the score was just 0-0 or 0-1. Had they taken those chances; they could have caused an upset to Chelsea. Armed with some new signings, they will go again and aim at getting their first win of the season.
Fixture name & competition: Newcastle United vs Brighton & Hove Albion, English Premier League
Date & Time: 20th September, 6:30 pm
Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
Newcastle – WWLWW;
Brighton – WDDLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 games, both teams have played out 4 draws with Brighton winning one.
Last meeting: Brighton 0-0 Newcastle (English Premier League, 20th July 2020)
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Newcastle United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Both sides have long injury lists with Newcastle set to be without Dwight Gayle, Fabian Schar, Martin Dubravka, Matthew Longstaff and Paul Dummett all missing out due to injury.
Doubtful: Allan Saint-Maximin faces a late fitness test that will determine his place in the squad.
Expected changes: Ryan Fraser will be back on the bench after scoring midweek as it is likely that Steve Bruce will go for an unchanged lineup. Miguel Almiron has his eye on the right-wing spot but Jeff Hendricks is likely to keep his place in NEW vs BHA Dream11 Team Prediction.
NEW Playing 11 (probable):
Karl Darlow (GK)
Brighton Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Brighton will be without Florin Andone and Jose Izquierdo as the duo miss out due to injury.
Doubtful: Adam Lallana is likely to only start on the bench after a minor injury. The decision on Ben White’s fitness will be left late.
Expected changes: Should Ben White not play; his place can be taken by Joel Veltman or Dan Burns. Adam Lallana can be replaced with Alireza Jahanbakhsh or Pascal Gross.
BHA Playing 11 (probable):
Matthew Ryan (GK)
This will be a difficult game to call with both teams likely to win and even a draw can’t be ruled out. The last three games played between these two sides have been draws, with just 2 goals being scored. All games between these two sides have been extremely cagey affairs and only 4 goals have been scored in the last 6 games. We will need to go back to as far as 2016 to find a game with a goal difference exceeding 1 when Newcastle beat Brighton 2-0. There have also been 8 clean sheets over the last 10 fixtures between the Magpies and the Seagulls. It will be exciting to see how Graham Potter approaches this game. If he goes with a three-man defence, Allan Saint-Maximin will eye the lack of width on the edges in Brighton’s half, during counter-attacks. On the other hand, having three centre-backs will be important while dealing with two strikers like Wilson and Carroll. Steve Bruce will set-up a very attacking team without a doubt and look to break the Brighton defence at every chance they get. Brighton need to be wary and not leave a lot of space in their defensive third and they will be able to get a result. Check out our NEW vs BHA Dream11 Match Prediction
Allan Saint-Maximin – The Frenchman signed for Newcastle last season and instantly became a favourite amongst the Geordies. His dribbling, pace and flair is very difficult to contain and will cause massive problems to Brighton. Though his debut season wasn’t laden with goals contributions, bagging 4 goals and managing 7 assists, he will look to break those numbers with more attacking options upfront, like Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser, Jeff Hendrick and Miguel Almiron.
Leandro Trossard – Leandro Trossard has been excellent for the Seagulls and will aim at continuing the same for this season. Brighton’s attacking play with and without him is strikingly different as he adds a lot of pace and risky runs when he plays. He also bagged the lone goal against Chelsea on the first matchday. The 25-year-old does not fear any defender and takes them on, head-on.
Callum Wilson – After Bournemouth’s relegation, Callum Wilson joined Newcastle and begun life over there in style by scoring on his Premier League debut for them. Despite not being the best player or best forward, he is a trust-worthy figure in the squad and has been plying his trade consistently in the top flight of English football. In a better squad like Newcastle, Wilson will look to reach higher and score more goals this season.
X-factors (differential picks)
Neal Maupay – Neal Maupay has been another shrewd purchase for Brighton and scored 10 goals last season, providing 3 assists. He also has goal contributions against some top sides like 2 against Arsenal, one against Everton and Wolves and has also scored against Tottenham. Graham Potter would love to see a partnership flourish between Trossard and Maupay which would serve Brighton well for years to come.
Tariq Lamptey – The little, young, right-back has been quite the revelation since he joined from Chelsea in the January transfer window. In 9 games, he already has 2 assists, one coming against his former club in the previous matchday. He has been playing some excellent football and often darts down the flanks to create chances for the forwards.
Andy Carroll – The veteran started his career at Newcastle before playing for West Ham and Liverpool and ultimately heading back to his boyhood side. Despite not fulfilling his potential, he is still a lethal target man in the box and if left unmarked, can punish Brighton. Playing alongside Callum Wilson, Steve Bruce will expect a lot of goals from that frontline.