Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After suffering back-to-back losse to Newcastle and Burnley, Wolverhampton will look to give fans some cheer when they welcome Brighton to their Molineux Stadium on Matchday 35. The Wolves have collected more points on the road than at home this term, but they are surely capable of matching Brighton in front of home fans. Both Daniel Podence and Max Kilman are sidelined with injuries, whereas Ruben Neves is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Seagulls, on the other hand, dropped a two-goal advantage in a 2-2 draw with Southampton. Brighton and Wolverhampton seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. As for the away side, midfielder Jakub Moder misses out with a knee injury, while Tariq Lamptey should recover in time to face the Wolves.
Highlighted Player (Raul Jimenez):
Argentine forward Raul Jimenez began his career within the youth ranks of Club America, a club he went on to play 102 matches in all competitions and score 39 goals for before his 2014 move to Atletico Madrid. Despite signing a six-year deal with La Liga outfit in a reported transfer fee worth €11 million, Raul Jimenez never really managed to get his foot on the ground with the Colchineros.
After only 21 games and one goal for Atletico Madrid, the Mexico international moved to Portugal after his collapsed loan move to West Ham. Raul Jimenez missed the flight to London after reportedly oversleeping, but various reports suggest that he was advised by his agent Jorge Mendes to choose Benfica instead.
Portuguese giants initially acquired 50% of the player’s economic rights, while the remaining share of Jimenez’s contract was purchased in the summer of 2016 for a fee believed to be around €12 million. During his maiden season with the Eagles Mexico international played 28 Primeira Liga games, contributing with five goals during the process.
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.