Premier League Preview: Newcastle vs Brighton Prediction, Odds, and Picks (May 18)

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  • Newcastle drew with Leeds last time out.
  • Brighton humiliated Arsenal in 0-3 victory on Sunday.

This midweek Premier League fixture has plenty riding on the result. Newcastle needs every point possible in order to maintain their chase for a Champions League place, while Brighton is in the hunt for European football themselves and cannot afford any slip-ups.

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When: Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 2:30 pm ET
Where: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
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Newcastle were far from at their best when they faced Leeds on Saturday, and Eddie Howe will be thankful to have come away with a point. Callum Wilson scored twice from the penalty spot but Newcastle was wasteful in front of goal aside from that. The partnership between Wilson and Alexander Isak is blossoming into a potentially potent one, if their link-up continues in this manner then there should be more good days than bad in the opposition box. Liverpool is breathing down the necks of the Toon, and Man United, for a Champions League spot so anything less than three points here will be seen as a slip-up.

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Brighton was simply flawless in their 0-3 away victory against Arsenal on Sunday. Following their 5-1 defeat to Everton in their previous outing, Roberto De Zerbi’s side showed more of what we have come to expect from them as they cruised to a deserved win. Two wins from their next four games will be enough to guarantee Brighton a place in the Europa League next season.


Both of these sides need points for their European aspirations, and both have had unexpected slip-ups in recent weeks. The atmosphere of the St. James’ Park crowd may be the difference maker here but in a game that seems too close to call, a draw is where we see the game heading.


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