Betting preview: Brighton vs Newcastle - Magpies struggles to continue on south coast

Newcastle will likely welcome Eddie Howe next week, but might things get even worse for them in the meantime?

Newcastle look to start their new post-Mike Ashley ere with fresh desperation on the south coast as they search for their first win of the season at Brighton.

The Magpies suffered a blow this week as top managerial target Unai Emery delivered a very public snub, leaving Eddie Howe looking all but certain to take the reins instead.

Howe will have to wait until after the international break to get his teeth stuck into the task in hand, though, with caretaker Graeme Jones leading them once again this weekend.

When, where and how to watch

When: Saturday, November 6, 5.30pm BST

Where: Amex Stadium

How to watch: Sky Sports

Best bets for Brighton vs Newcastle 

Brighton to win to nil at 8/5

Draw half-time, Brighton full-time at 10/3

Neal Maupay to score first at 10/3

Newcastle fans have been literally dancing in the streets since the Saudi takeover went through, but it's been a disaster on the pitch.

They have picked up just one point since it was completed, leaving them six adrift of safety. Don't expect it to get any better here.

Newcastle have really struggled to score goals (just 11 in 10 games), while Brighton have built a solid start on conceding just 11 so far. Graham Potter will be backing his side to get another clean sheet in this one, so you should also consider it.

Newcastle United's Ryan Fraser (left) and Callum Wilson react after the final whistle during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park

There won't be many goals, but Brighton will probably get the ones there are, especially considering Newcastle have only ever scored one Premier League goal against the Seagulls in the eight meetings between the clubs.

Finally, Neal Maupay is Brighton's main man up front and he has not scored now since September. He is likely to find Newcastle's defence more accommodating than most.

Last time out

Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea (October 30, 2021)

Newcastle hosted Premier League leaders Chelsea in their first home game since Steve Bruce left, and it was always going to be a tough ask to come away with anything from it.

They held their own for the first half, though, and went in level after a decent backs-to-the-wall performance.

Once that wall was breached by Reece James in the second half, though, it completely collapsed. Within 15 minutes they were 3-0 down and it was all over.

Premier League form (most recent first): LDLLD

Liverpool 2-2 Brighton (October 30, 2021)

Few gave Brighton much of a chance at Anfield, and even fewer expected them to come away with anything after going two goals down.

Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane both scored for Liverpool inside the first 25 minutes, and it looked like a thumping may follow at that point.

However, Enock Mwepu pulled one back just before half time, allowing Leandro Trossard to level things up later on.

Premier League form (most recent first): DLDDD

Brighton vs Newcastle Premier League head-to-head

Brighton wins: 4

Draws: 4

Newcastle wins: 0

Brighton goals: 9

Newcastle goals: 11

Brighton settling into mid-table

Brighton and Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk (left) and Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter celebrate after the Premier League match at The Brentford Community Stadium

Brighton were the surprise package earlier on in the season, and they were fighting it out for a spot in the top four at one point.

It never looked sustainable, though, and that has proven to be the case.

They have not slumped, though, which will give Graham Potter real encouragement. While they are now winless in five matches, they have only lost one of them.

Still, mid-table represents progress for Brighton, who look like they will be hard to beat this season and very unlikely to get sucked into any relegation scrap.

Newcastle in serious danger of getting cut adrift

Newcastle United fan after takeover announced Oct21

There was jubilation on Tyneside when the Saudi-backed takeover was completed last month, making them the world's richest club in the process.

Since then there has been a lot of exciting talk about their long-term future, with new chief Amanda Stavely saying they expect to be challenging for the Premier League title in five years' time.

Right now, though, it's looking like it may take a monumental effort just to avoid relegation to the Championship.

The Magpies have still not won a Premier League match this season in ten attempts, and only basement club Norwich have conceded more goals.

They are six points adrift, and unless they start pulling that back quickly it may not matter how much money they have to spend in January, as no one queues up to sign for a doomed relegation fight.

Goalscorer bets for Brighton vs Newcastle 

Neal Maupay celebrates

These two teams have only scored 22 goals between them this season in 20 matches, so it's probably not going to be one for the purists.

Each club has a very clear main striker, though, and you'd be hard-pressed to back anyone but them to find the net.

For Newcastle, that is Callum Wilson. His matches have been limited this season due to injury, but he still has four goals to his name.

Meanwhile, Neal Maupay started the season on fire but has cooled a little. Newcastle's generous defence will likely give him plenty of chances to get going again, though.

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