THESE are exciting times to be a Brighton fan as the Seagulls sit proudly in third spot in the Championship only one point adrift of leaders Blackburn.
The Amex was rocking with the biggest home crowd in 30 years for the Seagulls last Friday when Craig Mackail-Smith inspired a comfortable 3-0 success over Sheffield Wednesday.
Smith was on the score sheet again at Vicarage Road on Tuesday, when his second-half penalty was enough to secure three more points against Watford.
Gus Poyet will be particularly pleased to have kept back-to-back clean sheets, but with all the leadings teams winning in midweek, Brighton remain one of a number of clubs chasing the Holy Grail of the Premier League.
Albion are now single figures for the first time this season to clinch the title at 9/1 with BetVictor with promotion 11/4.
The 5/2 to finish in the top six available before the Sheffield Wednesday game has shrunk to 4/5 in the face of considerable support and consecutive wins.
Mackail-Smith has moved joint top of the Championship scoring charts on six alongside Blackpool’s man-of-the-moment Tom Ince, and is 9/1 second favourite to lift the golden boot behind Blackburn Rovers hotshot Jordan Rhodes. The former Huddersfield man is 5/1 favourite with Ince 12/1.
MacKail-Smith looks nailed on to finish the season Top Albion goal scorer and those holding pre season 13/8 vouchers will be congratulating themselves with current odds now 2/7.
A trip back to London to take on Millwall is this weekend’s task and punters might be surprised to see Albion chalked up as slight outsiders at 7/4 with the hosts, who fell 2-0 at home to Cardiff on Tuesday, 13/8 favourites.
The draw can be backed at 23/10 and it’s that price that appeals to me with the Lions sure to be fired up after losing to the Dragons.
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