By News Team
Last Updated: 25th August 2021
The 2020/21 campaign was a strange yet curious one for Brighton who ended up in 16th place but produced some fantastic stats throughout the campaign.
Brighton conceded 46 goals last season which meant that they only conceded two more than Premier League runners-up Manchester United and manager Graham Potter will be hoping his side can continue to impress in the defensive department, but their main aim will be at the other end of the pitch.
Although they managed to defeat the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Spurs, Brighton struggled to turn draws into wins at the Amex Stadium last season. As the 2021/22 Premier League campaign commences, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Brighton – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.
Who is the manager of Brighton?
When Graham Potter took over Brighton in 2019, they were in serious trouble of falling back down to the Championship, but he has managed to steady the ship and keep them in the Premier League on back-to-back occasions. This season, Graham Potter will be hoping to kick on and lead his side to a higher finish, but it will not be an easy task to do so. Despite speculation early on this summer surrounding his job and if he would leave for another Premier League club, Graham Potter is set to stay and keep Brighton’s topflight run going.
Who are Brighton’s key players?
Although they finished 16th last season, Brighton have a host of talent within their squad. Lewis Dunk continued to impress in the top-flight last season and Brighton fans will be hoping for him to carry on being the rock at the back this season. Moving into the attacking positions, Neal Maupay is the name on most Brighton fans lips. Maupay is no stranger to finding the back of the net but he will need the help of his supporting cast to continue appearing on the scoresheet. The upcoming player to keep an eye out for is Tariq Lamptey. Lamptey began brilliantly after he left Chelsea but fell away halfway through the season and he will be hoping to have an even better year this time round. Yves Bissouma is also a household name who has continued to perform at a top-level despite being just 24 years of age. He has attracted much interest from a number of Premier League teams, particularly Arsenal, as Brighton look to keep their much sought-after man.
Where is Brighton’s stadium?
Brighton play their home fixtures at the American Express Stadium, otherwise known as The Amex. With a capacity of 31,800, The Amex is the 22nd largest ground in England.
When is the next Brighton Premier League game?
Brighton couldn’t have asked for a much better start to their 2021/22 campaign as they come into their next game on the back of consecutive victories away at Burnley and home to Watford. Next up, the Seagulls host Everton August 28 in a game that will help convey where exactly we can expect Brighton to finish.
Brighton’s Premier League fixtures
Brighton’s Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:
|14/08/2021||15:00||Burnley vs Brighton||1-2|
|21/08/2021||17:30||Brighton vs Watford||2-0|
|28/08/2021||15:00||Brighton vs Everton|
|11/09/2021||15:00||Brentford vs Brighton|
|19/09/2021||14:00||Brighton vs Leicester City|
|27/09/2021||20:00||Crystal Palace vs Brighton|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Brighton vs Arsenal|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Norwich vs Brighton|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Brighton vs Manchester City|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Liverpool vs Brighton|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Brighton vs Newcastle United|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Aston Villa vs Brighton|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Brighton vs Leeds United|
|30/12/2021||19:45||West Ham vs Brighton|
|04/12/2021||15:00||Southampton vs Brighton|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Brighton vs Spurs|
|14/12/2021||19:45||Brighton vs Wolves|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Man United vs Brighton|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Brighton vs Brentford|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Chelsea vs Brighton|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Everton vs Brighton|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Brighton vs Crystal Palace|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Leicester City vs Brighton|
|08/02/2022||19:45||Brighton vs Chelsea|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Watford vs Brighton|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Brighton vs Burnley|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Brighton vs Aston Villa|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Newcastle United vs Brighton|
|12/03/2022||15:00||Brighton vs Liverpool|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Man City vs Brighton|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Brighton vs Norwich|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Arsenal vs Brighton|
|16/04/2022||15:00||Spurs vs Brighton|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Brighton vs Southampton|
|30/04/2022||15:00||Wolves vs Brighton|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Brighton vs Manchester United|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Leeds vs Brighton|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Brighton vs West Ham|
What are the Brighton odds to finish in the top half of the Premier League?
When Brighton were promoted to the top-flight in 2017, they were the favorites to return straight back to the Championship, but four years on, the Seagulls continue to go from strength to strength in the Premier League. Brighton have finished in the bottom half of the league every season since being promoted but this could be the season where they finally finish in the top half. Brighton are priced at Evens to finish in the top half following their back to back victories against Burnley and Watford whilst they are now 8/11 to finish in the bottom half. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
What are the odds that Brighton win the next game?
As mentioned, Brighton will be hosting Everton in their next fixture on August 28. The Toffees impressed in their opening game, beating Southampton 3-1 before sharing the spoils at Elland Road in a highly entertaining 2-2 draw. Heading into this fixture, Brighton are the favorites at 11/8 whilst an Everton win is priced at 11/5 as is a draw.
What’s the latest Brighton transfer and injury news?
Brighton have lost key man Ben White to Arsenal this summer, but they will be looking to use those funds to improve their attack. Graham Potter is reportedly keen on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard and we could see this deal begin to gain legs as the weeks go on. £20 million man, Enock Mwepu is the latest acquisition, and we will likely see him partnered alongside Bissouma in a very strong midfield.
As for injuries, Brighton are without Danny Welbeck who is struggling with a hamstring injury and concerns were raised after Maupay left the pitch with a shoulder injury in their victory against Watford. However, Potter has said he hopes it will be days out rather than weeks. Lamptey has been involved in training this week and hopes to return to the pitch sooner rather than later as Florin Andone continues to work his way towards full fitness after his long-term knee injury amid strong links to Cadiz.