It’s hardly El Clásico, but you try telling that to any diehard Brighton or Crystal Palace fan.
This is one of the stranger rivalries in English football, as the Eagles fly south to take on an in-form Brighton side temporarily free from the shackles of a relegation dogfight.
Brighton are enjoying their best run in the top-flight since 1981, stringing together three wins and three draws.
Palace are at the other end of the form guide, winning just two of their last seven.
Who takes the spoils in the A23 derby on Monday night?
|Fixture||Brighton v Crystal Palace|
|Date||Monday, February 22, 2021 at 20:00|
|Where||The AMEX Stadium, Brighton|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Brighton to win – 8/11 with BetVictor
Brighton have conceded just one goal in their last six Premier League matches, facing some dangerous outfits in Liverpool, Tottenham, Leeds United and Aston Villa.
Graham Potter has shored up the defence of the Seagulls, and Brighton are edging their way up the table after a poor end to 2020.
Crystal Palace have a long list of injuries and are struggling to create chances in front of goal.
A home win looks a solid option as Brighton continue their resurgence.
Our Long Shot – Neal Maupay to score first – 7/2 with BetFred
Brighton’s striker Neal Maupay has blown hot and cold all season, but is beginning to find his best form in 2021.
The Frenchman hasn’t been prolific, but is getting himself into regular goalscoring opportunities.
He’s bagged seven in the Premier League this season, and in a feisty derby we think he’s a good punt to grab the first on Monday night.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.