Brighton to make light work of Palace in PL surge

Crystal Palace are still searching for their first win of the year, and are unlikely to find it against rivals Brighton & Hove Albion when the Seagulls come to visit Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday. The away side have two games in hand on some of the other sides in the top six, and Kaoru Mitoma's firing them ever upwards. Read our preview here:

Marc-ing time

Nathan Ferguson, Joel Ward, and James McArthur all remain out for Patrick Vieira's side, but nobody absence is as damaging to the Eagles' cause as Wilfried Zaha's. There is still craft and creativity in the ranks, especially with Ebere Eze and Michael Olise in attacking midfield, but not enough of the opportunities fashioned are then finished off. It's therefore become more incumbent recently on the defence to stand up and repel the opposition. Marc Guéhi is often touted as a future England mainstay, but he's lacked a regular partner alongside him to assist in recent games, which is undercutting the back four's resolve as a whole.

Mito's on fire

Meanwhile, despite the sale of Leandro Trossard to leaders Arsenal, things continue to go from strength to strength for Roberto De Zerbi's men. The Italian head coach has overseen big, deserved victories over sides like Liverpool (twice) in 2023, and he'll also be able to welcome back World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister after the midfielder served his suspension. On the left of the attack, Kaoru Mitoma has been sensational, scoring five in his last seven appearances and making mincemeat of his markers in the process. Other individuals have also caught the eye - 18 year old striker Evan Ferguson has looked at home on his own up top, Solly March has dazzled on the opposite flank, and both full-backs have joined in the final third to great effect.

Betting tip

Brighton only look to be going one way at the moment, and Mitoma is firing. bet365 have odds of 3.75 for the Japanese winger to get on the scoresheet once again.

More news and promotions

Claim a first rate bonus for football betting with Betway!

Football 1 November 2021

Betway are without a doubt our football betting site of choice and they're offering you the chance to claim a world class welcome bonus for all the biggest and best matches and ... Read more

Betway Cricket is offering a massive bonus of ₹8000

Betway India are offering all new players a chance to claim a fantastic cricket bonus ahead of IPL 2021! Read more

Bet9ja promotion will change your sports betting forever!

30 October 2021

Bet9ja is one of the best Nigerian betting sites out there today. We'll show you how you can kickstart your betting journey with a top of line Bet9ja bonus. Read more

Betway Ghana's brand new bonus is a must have for sports betting!

28 October 2021

Betway Ghana have rolled out a new bonus for their top of the line sportsbook. Here's how you can claim your bonus and get started today Read more

How to claim Kenya's best football bonus - don't miss out!

28 October 2021

The 22Bet Kenya Bonus is a must have if you're looking for a great sign up offer and top quality sports betting. Here's how you can get your hands on it... Read more