Brighton play host to Newcastle United on matchday 2 of the Premier League 2022/23. Both Brighton and Newcastle start match day two on a high having won the first games of their seasons. Brighton defeated Manchester United 2-1 on match day 1 to clinch a historical win at Old Trafford. Newcastle also had a triumph over recently promoted Nottingham Forest on match day 1. The Magpies beat Forest 2-0 on the opening day of the Premier League.
Two goals by Pascal Gross handed Brighton their first historic victory at Old Trafford. An own goal by Mac Allister handed United a fighting chance to get back into the game. However, United were not able to capitalize much. It is safe to say that Graham Porter’s side thoroughly outclassed the Red Devils in the opening match of the season. On the other side, Forest, who returned to the top flight after an absence of more than 23 years were decimated by Newcastle. Newcastle completed dominated Nottingham Forest in their 2-0 victory over the club. Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson produced moments of pure class in the second half to clinch victory over Forest.
Now, Brighton and Newcastle, two ambitious teams who are dreaming of making their stay at the top 10 a permanent sight, face each other at Elland Road. Both the teams will be itching to get another win on Saturday. No matter the result, the match on Saturday will be a very interesting and intense game of football.
Paul Merson thinks Brighton vs Newcastle will be a draw and so does Chris Sutton
Ex Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson thinks it’s most likely that the game will end up in a draw. Writing for Sportskeeda, Paul Merson said:
“I think these two teams are on a level footing and there’s not a lot between them. Newcastle and Brighton are evenly matched at the moment and could play out a draw this weekend”
Ex-Celtic forward Chris Sutton also believes that the game will end up in a draw between the two teams. Speaking to BBC Sport, Sutton said:
“This is another game where I am thinking ‘how can you predict this?…The Seagulls are a really good team under Graham Potter, and a really good watch too. The same goes for Newcastle, though…Newcastle showed plenty of intent going forward. I like watching Eddie Howe’s teams and I am expecting this to be quite an expansive game. I don’t want to predict another draw, but I think it will end with the points being shared.”
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