Brighton Albion 2018/19

Brighton and Hove Albion are a Premier League club who are often called by their nickname, the Seagulls. Under the stewardship of current manager Chris Hughton, Brighton made it to the top division for the first time in 2017 and successfully staved off the threat of relegation last season. They play their games at the AMEX Stadium, having moved there in July 2011. The Atadium holds over 30,000 fans and the record attendance came in their clash with Liverpool last season, which they lost 5-1. As a club Brighton was formed in 1901, and they have never won a major trophy in their history, only reaching the final of the FA Cup on one occasion, in 1983.

Brian Clough and Peter Taylor are anong the notable former managers, having done so in the early 1970s before Clough departed for his disastrous 44-day stint as Leeds United manager. Taylor, Clough’s famous assistant, stayed on until the pair were later reunited at Nottingham Forest, where they won back to back European Cups. More recently, the likes of Gus Poyet and Samu Hyppia have taken the reigns, though neither were able to achieve what Hughton has this season. Their mightily impressive form last season was driven by Glenn Murray, a veteran striker who ended the season as top scorer, just as he is overall at the club, with 94 goals during his time with the Seagulls.

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Brighton squad 2018/19

Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, David Button, Jason Steele

Defenders: Bruno, Gaetan Bong, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Masato Morishinga, Ales Mateju, Leon Balogun

Midfielders: Dale Stephens, Beram Kayal, Anthony Knockhaert, Pascal Groß, Solly March, Davy Pröpper, Markus Suttner, Des Hutchinson, Jayson Molumby, Florin Andone, Bernardo, Ezequiel Schelotto

Forwards: Tomer Hemed, Leonardo Ulloa, Glenn Murray, Jose Iziquierdo, Jürgen Locadia, Isiah Brown, Percy Tau, Yves Bissouma, Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Brighton predictions season 2018/19

Brighton, like Huddersfield and Newcastle, face the dreaded second season in the Premier League. The pressure will not be the same and they will no longer be underdogs in every game they play. In Chris Hughton, they have a manager who deserve huge credit for the job he has done at the AMEX Stadium, bringing them into the Premier League and keeping them there, all with the class and lack of fuss that has typified his managerial career. In that regard, Brighton have the right man in charge for another good season, and they have strengthened their squad, showing they are not willing to take the risk of relegation by standing still.

The only doubt with Brighton is whether their signings can hit the ground running. Not many have Premier League experience, and they have cost a lot of money. But Alireza Jahanbakhsh really impressed in Holland with AZ Alkmaar last season, scoring 21 goals and registering 12 assists in the Eredivisie. He looks like he could be a real steel for Brighton, but he will have to learn to deal with the pressure quickly on the South Coast because goals were such a problem last season. Brighton will likely be embroiled in a relegation battle this season but they may have enough to survive.

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Chris Hughton to be sacked first @ 18/1 Betfair

To be relegated 7/2

Top half finish 8/1

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