Competition: EFL Cup
Market: Brighton win & under 3.5 goals
Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on their EFL Cup run and what has been a real purple patch, Brighton will welcome Championship outfit Swansea to the Amex on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Brighton might have once again found themselves battling it out at the foot of the table last season, they have shocked many across the Premier League this time around. Picking up what many thought was a shock 2-1 victory against Europa League outfit Leicester on home soil over the weekend, Graham Potter has been quick to praise his side’s recent purple patch. With the mood in their camp likely to be at a red-hot high, the former Swansea boss has seen his side land a hugely impressive 12 points from their opening five top-flight matchups. Ending the weekend sat as high as third in the table and tipped as a leading pick to extend on their EFL Cup run in midweek, Potter should be confident of getting one over on his former employers on Wednesday night.
As for the visitors, while Swansea might have managed to secure a spot in the play-off final over the summer, the Whites are a side in the midst of a real transition. Making the decision to appoint new boss Russell Martin, the South Wales outfit already find themselves firmly battling it out at the foot of the Championship table. Eventually having to settle for an action-packed 3-3 draw away at Luton Town over the weekend, the former MK Dons manager finds his squad enduring a four-match winless run. With that run highlighted by a 3-1 drumming against Preston before heading into the international break, Swansea will know they face a stern test in midweek. Suffering a 2-0 loss the last time they faced off against their Premier League opponents, we’re backing a similar home victory here.
Bet: Brighton 1/1 to beat Swansea and under 3.5 goals in Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie @ 888sport
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