Premier League Match Day 34 - Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion

Aaron Wan Bissaka tackles Dele Alli

Aaron Wan Bissaka tackles Dele Alli

'It's hard at this stage to speak about six-pointers because they are all very big games. Roy Hodgson's side have a favourable run-in though and do not have to play any of the top eight in their remaining matches.

Palace were soon back in the ascendancy and by the 24th minute, the Londoners had netted their third of the match as Zaha beat his marker at the back post to head into the bottom corner from Milivojevic's pinpoint cross from a central position. They all have their players that can have a big influence, but he's really developed as a player in the last few seasons.

All five goals came amid a frenzied first half as Wilfried Zaha's brace either side of James Tomkins' second goal in three matches secured a much-needed first home win in four attempts. The Seagulls look close to safety and may only need a couple of points to ensure a second consecutive season of top-flight football.

Of that prospect, Hughton says: 'It would be everything.


Chelsea's comeback at Southampton earlier today has given Albion some breathing room in their fight against the drop, sitting seven points above the bottom three with five games to go. Equally, three points for Palace would be just the shot in the arm they need if they are to preserve their own status. They will have to pick themselves up quickly for the visit of Tottenham to the Amex on Tuesday night. Brighton's away form is poor with their last league victory on the road coming back in November.

The draw is a shorter price at [3.5] but only one of Crystal Palace's last seven games have ended in a stalemate. But there are other ways to increase the price on a Palace win and potentially add some value.

Wilfried Zaha has hit out at Saturday's opponents Brighton, stating that he wants to beat them "so they can be quiet" after their first season in the Premier League. A striker whose goal ratio was better than one in two during his four years at Selhurst Park has not lost any of that prowess in the twilight of his career, with his 11 league goals not only proving invaluable to Brighton's hopes of staying up but even leading to suggestions of a first England call-up at the age of 34. Brighton have also been very solid defensively and significantly, all of their away matches during the campaign have resulted in under 3.5 goals.

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