The EPL’s 12th round program will be concluded by a match between Brighton and Stoke City. Bookmakers are on the future hosts side in this couple, although the “all-knowing” leave some decent chances on success. Only three points divide the teams in the tournament table, but the whole six places.
Brighton are novices in the EPL, the Seagulls played in the Championship last season, they played fine in terms of team work, and were probably the best in the league. The best of his tactics Hughton tried to bring to the EPL. After 11 played rounds, Brighton are situated on the eight position with 15 points after 11 played rounds, but it is important to note, that the density in the middle of the table is very high, a couple of unsuccessful matches and the future hosts may descend on five-six points in the table.
Stoke City noticeably strengthened themselves in the midseason. Strong attacking footballers joined Hughes’ team: Choupo-Moting and Jese, but the transition to another, more creative model of the game is going harder for the Potters. Prior to the upcoming game, Stoke have 12 points in the asset and the 14th position in the EPL peloton. Stoke City have bad away statistics: only one victory in five games with three defeats, five goals scored and eleven conceded.
Brighton are a defensive team with 2.0 goals per match scored on average in the matches of the Seagulls. Stoke City play noticeably less actively away, than at home, Hughes must make order in defense, otherwise the future guests will definitely have problems with keeping their place in the elite. The relegation zone is only three points away from the Potters and Stoke City will put maximum effort to bring points from the south.
Prediction for the match: under 2.5 goals in the match