Market: Brighton and Wolves to draw
Odds: 12/5 @ 888 Sport
Brighton & Hove Albion host Wolves in the Championship on New Year’s Day and are hoping they can turn their form around in 2016 after a poor ending to 2015. The Seagulls have been shy of wins in recent weeks, but won’t underestimate Wolves’ impressive results away in the division, so there’s every chance Chris Hughton’s side settle for less.
Victory for the home side could see them go within a point of the automatic promotion spots, while Wolves can only go level on points with 10th-placed Cardiff at best depending on results. But with Albion struggling for wins and Wolves better on the road, it’s hard to see anything other than two sides cancelling each other out.
Currently fourth in the league after 24 games, Brighton have tailed off in recent weeks, going five matches without a win. The home side have drawn more games than any other side this season, but have been more solid in their own backyard. It’s worth noting, however, that their only two defeats at home have been in their last two games so they aren’t in the best shape.
Wolves will be hoping to take advantage with the Midlands side having won two of their last three away outings, but Brighton are sure to make life difficult on Friday, and as a result 888 Sport are giving odds of 12/5 for the two Championship sides to play out a stalemate at the Falmer Stadium.
Bet: Brighton and Wolves to draw in the Championship on New Year’s Day @ 12/5 with 888 Sport >>