Hughton Under Fire And Toon Ready To Send Him Down?

Last updated : 25 April 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

Brighton & Hove Albion go into Saturday's Premier League match with Newcastle in desperate need of three points as they bid to avoid relegation.

The Seagulls are three points ahead of third-from-bottom Cardiff with three games remaining each.

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Albion face Arsenal and Manchester City after Saturday, so will look at this game as a vital three points.

The pressure is on former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton and he could be playing his old club for the last time. 

Brighton have failed to score in seven successive games, while Newcastle have already sealed their Premier League safety for another season.

The game gets underway from the Amex at 5.30pm and will be shown live on BT Sport 1.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is unlikely to make too many changes from last week's 3-1 win over Southampton when Ayoze Perez scored a hat-trick.

Fabian Schar limped off in the win against Saints so is a doubt for Saturday's match and Newcastle will be without injured trio Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune for the game.


Brighton are favourites to win on Paddy Power at 6/5. The draw is 21/10 and a Newcastle victory is 5/2.

A repeat of Albion's 1-0 win earlier in the season is 11/2, while a 2-0 victory is 17/2 and 2-1 is 8/1.

Newcastle to return home with a 1-0 victory is 8/1 and a 2-0 victory is 14/1.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray is 7/2 to net the opening goal and is 7/5 to score anytime. Team-mate Florin Andone is 4/1 and 17/10 respectively, with Anthony Knockaert 10/1 and 9/2.

Newcastle forward Salomon Rondon is 11/2 to notch first and 9/4 to score anytime. Ayoze Perez and Joselu are both 15/2 and 16/5 respectively.