The Premier League clash at St James' Park on Sunday sees hosts Newcastle United play against Brighton.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Newcastle United v Brighton can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Newcastle United are hoping to win again following the 1-0 EFL Cup success versus Blackburn Rovers.
In that game, Newcastle United managed 36% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Newcastle United was Ryan Fraser (35'). On the other side, Blackburn Rovers got 14 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Steve Bruce's Newcastle United have hit the target a sum total of 6 times over their preceding half-dozen outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in that time stands at 8.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton will go into this encounter following a 4-0 EFL Cup win versus Portsmouth in their last match.
In that game, Brighton & Hove Albion managed 62% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 10 on target. For Brighton & Hove Albion, the scorers were Alexis Mac Allister (38'), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (54'), Bernardo (57') and Gyökeres (71'). At the other end, Portsmouth had 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
During their 6 previous matches, Graham Potter's Brighton & Hove Albion have found the back of the net a total of 8 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 24/09/2017 shows that Newcastle United have won 0 of these games & Brighton 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 4.
Also, the lack of goals in those games was pretty extraordinary, with a tally of 4 scored between them combined.
The previous league contest between the two was Premier League match day 37 on 20/07/2020 when it finished Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Newcastle United.
In that game, Brighton & Hove Albion had 62% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
On the other side, Newcastle United had 12 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Simon Hooper.
Team News: Newcastle United
Fabian Schär (Shoulder Injury), Martin Dubravka (Heel Bone Injury) and Dwight Gayle (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) are not available for Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.
Team News: Brighton
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there is just the one fitness problem for the Brighton gaffer Graham Potter to be concerned with. Florin Andone (Ruptured cruciate ligament) won’t be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Brighton and Newcastle United should play out a closely-fought contest here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very close game with a score draw when all is said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James' Park (52,305)
Captain: Jamaal Lascelles
Chairman: Lee Charnley
Manager: Steve Bruce
Competitions: Premier League position 4, League Cup (Second Round)