Total over 2.5

Leeds are 17th in the league table with Everton, ahead of them on goal difference, but have a game to play. Due to internal disagreements and negative team dynamics in the 22nd inning, head coach Jesse Marsh was fired.

After a long search for a new coach, on February 24, the choice fell on the Spanish specialist – Javier Gracia. Under his leadership, “Peacocks” played 2 matches, in which they scored 3 points, defeating Southampton (1:0) in their debut game. Gracia’s teams are distinguished by unity and excellent organization, which will certainly help in the match against Brighton.

Brighton play nice combination ball. In terms of time per possession (11.02 s), it ranks 3rd in the championship, and in terms of the number of assists in this time (4.11), it is second only to Manchester City (5.17).

Thanks to this style, the Seagulls perfectly control the course of the match. In terms of expected goals scored (xg = 1.72) and goals conceded (xga = 1.17), they are ranked 5th and 4th respectively in the Premier League.

After failures at Fulham (0-1) and Crystal Palace (1-1), which are due to banal bad luck, West Ham (4-0) found themselves under the hot hand of Brighton.

Brighton are displaying a productive game, especially in their away games, where they average 3.6 goals. I think there is a chance for productive football, it is unlikely that Gracia will be able to debug a reliable defensive play in a few innings.