Wolves vs Brighton Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      It has been a remarkable start from Chris Hughton’s side who weren’t really tipped as strong contenders before the season got under way. They’ve won 6 of their opening 7 matches to open up a 5 point lead at the top of the table. So far they’ve safely negotiated every hurdle that has been put in front of them and will be sky high in terms of confidence after another excellent week where they’ve beaten Hull and Rotherham on the South Coast.

      They won at early leaders Ipswich 3-2 in their last away game so will have no reason to fear a trip to Molineux. Odds of 15/8 for them to win this game reflect that the bookmakers aren’t totally convinced about their credentials to mount a sustained challenge and they might just be right.

      They’ve been edging games rather than controlling them and all six of their Championship victories have been by a single goal. How long they can keep that up is questionable especially when you consider they only won 10 games in the whole of last season.

      This might be the day their winning run comes to an end against a Wolves side who are usually tough to beat at Molineux. The West Midlands side have had a full week to prepare for this game, which should work to their advantage as opposed to Brighton who played in midweek and found it surprisingly tough going against bottom club Rotherham.

      Both sides are likely to go for the win given Brighton must feel like they are on top of the world right now and believe they can beat anybody. For the hosts, their strength lies in attack and even Bolton who had only previously scored once all season managed to put 2 past them at the Macron last weekend.

      Therefore Wolves usually play with an attacking philosophy of just trying to outscore their opponents especially at home and that is likely to be the case again here until Kenny Jackett can figure out what is going wrong at the back.

      They’ve played 5 home games this season already and both teams have scored in all of them. That includes lower league Barnet and Newport County in the Capital One Cup and the run stretches to 8 games when you throw in the last 3 games of last season. By the same token all of Brighton’s last 4 away games have seen both sides find the net so at 5/6 you really have to like the idea of backing both teams to score here.

      Goals from David Edwards and Adam Le Fondre helped turn around a 1-0 deficit into a late 2-1 victory over Charlton in their last home game. After a disappointing transfer window and a couple of poor results it was exactly what they needed. Winning games brings its own pressure and everyone will now be gunning to beat Brighton given how they’ve started so it will be interesting to see how they react to a partizan crowd in the West Midlands who might just be a little more motivated to claim the scalp of the early season pace-setters.

      It would be very harsh to say Brighton have been lucky but a few of their games could have gone the other way and in terms of quality there probably isn’t much difference between themselves and Wolves. With home advantage and fresh legs, the hosts might just nick this one and you can back them to win 2-1 at 17/2.

       

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