After starting their 2020-21 campaign with a win, Newcastle will extend their lead this weekend. The home side will be playing host to Brighton on Gameweek 2. The match schedules for Sunday at St. James Park with kickoff at 4 pm.
Seagulls started on a low note on the opening fixture after a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea. Despite a powerful show in the first half of the match, a penalty by Jorginho was enough to dismantle the side.
One standout feature during the match was young sensation right-back Lamptey, who was on fire against his former side. Graham Potter will enjoy having secured the services of the young right-back this season.
Brighton managed to shake off the last defeat with an emphatic 4-0 win over Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup. Mac Allister was on the score sheet on their last time out, and this presents a considerable prospect for Potter.
Despite heavy speculations of a move away from St. James Park over the past six months, Steve Bruce looks keen on extending their current form. In two weeks, Steve Bruce managed to produce two impressive results with a win over West Ham and Blackburn Rovers. The weekend will prove a hard one for Steve Bruce, especially with the impressive defensive record with their weekend opponents.
Newcastle United vs. Brighton Head to Head
Both teams have ten games against each other, with Newcastle taking home two wins while Brighton with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
West Ham 0-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 0-1 Stoke City
Middlesbrough 5-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-1 Burnley
Brighton 4-0 Portsmouth
Brighton 1-3 Chelsea
B&HA 0-0 West Brom
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
Burnley 1-2 Brighton
Newcastle United Team News
Saint-Maximin will have to pass a late fitness test before receiving the green light to feature in the weekend’s clash. Any Caroll might have a stating call-up with Callum Wilson after an impressive display against the Hammers. Ryan Fraser will start on the reserves will waiting for a debut.
Brighton Team News
Ben White will have to pass a fitness test before featuring in the starting lineup this weekend. Dan Burn might earn his debut of the season with a back four likely by Graham Potter.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Brighton to overcome their early setback and put up a win against the Magpies this weekend.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5