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The Premier League game at AMEX Stadium on Friday will see home side Brighton up against Crystal Palace.
Our Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-2 FA Cup triumph vs West Bromwich Albion.
In that match, Brighton & Hove Albion managed 70% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Brighton & Hove Albion, the scorers were Jakub Moder (81') and Neal Maupay (98'). For their opponents, West Bromwich Albion had 4 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Callum Robinson (47') scored for West Bromwich Albion. The match went to extra time and was won by Brighton & Hove Albion.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Brighton & Hove Albion have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Brighton & Hove Albion have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals during that time.
Crystal Palace will come into the match following a 1-2 FA Cup win over Millwall in their most recent game.
In that game, Crystal Palace had 57% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Crystal Palace, the goalscorers were Michael Olise (46') and Jean-Philippe Mateta (58'). On the other side, Millwall had 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Benik Afobe (17') scored for Millwall.
Showing their fondness for eventful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the prior 6 games in which Crystal Palace have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.67 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 10 from this total. That trend might not be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes dating back to 09/03/2019 shows us that Brighton have won 1 of them and Crystal Palace 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 for The Seagulls and 7 coming from The Eagles. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
Team News: Brighton
Lewis Dunk (Knee Injury), Tudor Baluta (Unknown Injury) and Enock Mwepu (Hamstring Injury) aren’t available for Brighton gaffer Graham Potter. Yves Bissouma is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It seems likely that The Seagulls will probably employ a 4-4-2 system for this one, handing starts to Robert Sanchez, Joel Veltman, Adam Webster, Daniel Burn, Marc Cucurella, Jakub Moder, Adam Lallana, Pascal Gross, Alexis Mac Allister, Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard.
Team News: Crystal Palace
Due to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Cheikhou Kouyaté, Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew.
We reckon that The Eagles seem likely to make use of a 4-3-3 formation, starting the game with Jack Butland, Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, Conor Gallagher, Will Hughes, Jeffrey Schlupp, Michael Olise, Odsonne Edouard and Eberechi Eze.
When taking all factors into account, Crystal Palace must be fancied to score a goal against this Brighton & Hove Albion team, although that realistically won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a 2-1 victory for Brighton & Hove Albion after the 90. Definitely a tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AMEX Stadium (31,800)
Captain: Lewis Dunk
Chairman: Tony Bloom
Manager: Graham Potter
Competitions: Premier League position 9, FA Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Leandro Trossard
Regularly playing in the Left Wing position, Leandro Trossard was born in Maasmechelen, Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has got 4 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.