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Albion striker Leon Best in action against Ipswich

Albion striker Leon Best in action against Ipswich

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It’s three defeats in four matches now for Brighton & Hove Albion who suffered a 1-0 reverse against Blackpool last weekend.

That loss leaves the Seagulls one place and two points above the drop zone ahead the visit of Nottingham Forest who earlier in the week appointed former Palace boss Dougie Freedman as their new manager. Chris Hughton’s side are 13/10 at BetVictor to pick up all three points with both Forest and the draw priced at 12/5. Forest lost six of their last seven games before the departure of Stuart Pearce although the oasis in that desert of poor form was an extraordinary 2-1 win at arch-rivals Derby County last month.

The last straw for the Forest Board was a 1-0 defeat to struggling Millwall and the Club wasted no time in appointing Freedman who left Bolton Wanderers earlier in the season.

Albion don’t have a great recent record against Forest winning just one of their last six although Forest scored as many goals at the Amex last season (three) as they had on their six previous visits combined.

The reverse fixture finished goalless back in September and another 0-0 draw is 8/1; this is a game the Seagulls really ought to win and let’s hope conditions are not as bad as they were at Bloomfield Road where the blustery wind and poor pitch certainly were not conducive to good football.

Chris Hughton’s side are 13/10 at BetVictor to pick up all three points with both Forest and the draw priced at 12/5. Forest lost six of their last seven games before the departure of Stuart Pearce although the oasis in that desert of poor form was an extraordinary 2-1 win at arch-rivals Derby County last month. The last straw for the Forest Board was a 1-0 defeat to struggling Millwall and the Club wasted no time in appointing Freedman who left Bolton Wanderers earlier in the season.

Albion don’t have a great recent record against Forest winning just one of their last six although Forest scored as many goals at the Amex last season (3) as they had on their six previous visits combined.

The reverse fixture finished goalless back in September and another 0-0 draw is 8/1; this is a game the Seagulls really ought to win and let’s hope conditions aren’t as bad as they were at Bloomfield Road where the blustery wind and poor pitch certainly weren’t conducive to good football.

Chris O’Grady, Sam Baldock and Leon Best are all 7/1 to score the opening goal and although I don’t see many goals in the game I do see a home win. Albion are 11/4 to win to nil (from 3/1) and that has been quite popular in the early part of the week.

The Seagulls are out to 11/2 from fours to finish the campaign in the top half of the table and that, rather than survival, must be the objective. Forest currently sit in the final place in the top half of the Championship table and a win for Brighton at the Amex would take them to within two points of the East Midlands Club.

Cardiff City have lost their last four in a row, at the time of writing, and Albion travel to the Welsh capital next Tuesday for another big Championship clash. The aim must be a minimum of four points from the next two games for the Seagulls.

The North London and Merseyside Derbies are the big Premier League games of the weekend and we bet:

Spurs 5/2, Arsenal 5/4 and the draw 13/5 at White Hart Lane for the early kick off and, later in the day, Everton 12/5, Liverpool 13/10 and the draw 5/2 at Goodison Park.

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