Our prediction for this match:
Birmingham City have been in a fine form in pre-season, with the team recording back-to-back wins over Swindon Town (6-1) and Bristol Rovers (2-1). The Blues aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration and they are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s friendly against Premier League side Brighton. Seeing that Birmingham City look sharp in front of goal, we are positive that they are going to find the net in the St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.
The Seagulls, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Fulham at the weekend, meaning that they are eager to get back on course. Considering that Brighton are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting in a club friendly the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Jota):
Jota Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo is a Spanish professional footballer who is simply known as Jota. Born on June 16, 1991 in A Pobra do Caraminal, the attacking midfielder began his career at Celta B in 2010. After scoring 22 goals in 68 appearances for the Os Celeste reserve team, he played four games for Celta Vigo first team.
After ending his loan spells with Real Madrid Castilla and Eibar in 2014, he decided to take a step forward in his career, signing a three-year deal with Championship side Brentford for an undisclosed fee. Jota quickly established himself as the first-team regular with the Bees and it has to be noted that he scored 23 goals in 69 appearances for the club in the Championship.
During the 2016/2017 season the Spanish footballer played for Eibar in La Liga, but at the end of the season he return to England, signing a contract with Birmingham City. Jota’s preferred foot is left, but his main position is wright winger.
Highlighted Team (Brighton):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion compete in the Premier League and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils.
Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname.