Hope you have all digested the drama from the game on Saturday? No, well too bad, cause we are back in action tomorrow night at home to Bristol City! If the game tomorrow is anything like the Leeds game, we will be in for; 1) a treat and 2) lots of nail-biting, as the Seagulls chase another 3 points.
Bristol City have had a tough start to life back in the Championship, winning just 2 of their 11 game thus far and are desperate for wins. However, a 2-0 home win last Friday night against Nott’m Forest may just give them the lift they need, to kick start their season back in the second tier. They have been good going forward, but its their defence which has let them down massively, conceding 20 so far. Their bright spark comes from Frenchman Jonathan Kodjia who has struck 6 times in the league thus far. Aaron Wilbraham, his strike partner, has hit 4 goals too meaning that 10 of Bristol City’s 14 league goals have come from their front 2. If they are going to take something back to Bristol tomorrow night, the task rests heavily on their shoulders.
Brighton still haven’t been beaten in the league this season, and picked up a valuable 3 points away to Leeds last time out, after 3 disappointing draws to Wolves, Bolton and Cardiff. While top scorer Tomer Hemed hits a flatline, Dale Stephens has stepped up with 3 goals in 4 matches from midfield. Solly March’s last 2 games have been what most Brighton fans would expect of the talented youngster, and is taking full opportunity of Murphy and LuaLua not available due to suspension and injury respectively. Gordon Greer is having a late fitness test to see if he will feature, and so will Bruno, who both picked up minor knocks during the Leeds win; both are expected to recover however.
Recent results suggests that Brighton will continue to remain unbeaten, with the Seagulls unbeaten against the Robins in the last 4 games, winning 3 of them. The last 2 encounters at the AMEX were both 2-0 victories for the Seagulls, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they made it a hat-trick of 2-0’s, but as always in the Championship it will be a difficult match.
Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bong
Manu, Kayal, Stephens, March
Brighton 1-0 Bristol City