Stoke have kept consecutive clean sheets at home under their new manager.
Stoke v Brighton – Saturday 15:00
Stoke will be looking to stretch their unbeaten record at home under Paul Lambert to three games, and though they couldn’t make the breakthrough when Watford visited, they did manage to beat Huddersfield 2-0. This means they’ve now kept consecutive clean sheets at the Britannia for the first time since last March. At least one team has failed to score in five of their last six matches overall now, as has occurred in 11 of Brighton’s 13 away fixtures this term.
In fact, no team has scored fewer goals on their travels than the Seagulls this campaign, and with Stoke’s injury problems at the back having eased we’re backing the hosts to win to nil.
Brighton managed a win over injury hit West Ham last time out, but this was just their second victory in 15 games, with both of these coming at the Amex. They’ve lost five of seven winless matches on their travels – their only goal a penalty in this time – and with the latest four of these defeats finishing 2-0 there should be some value about the correct score. Indeed, five of the Potters’ 12 home wins since the start of last season have been by that scoreline, as have six of Brighton’s eight defeats on the road this term.