RUFC v BHAFC (12/1/16) | Preview

It’s back to league duty for the Seagulls who will be looking to end their dreadful 7 game winless streak, and 5 game goalless steak. After Saturday’s defeat at the hands of Hull, it’s now time to buckle down and focus on the league, and that starts with a tough away game against Rotherham.

Rotherham News;

Rotherham will be with out a number of players; Danny Ward (hip), Lee Frecklington, Farrend Rawson (both hamstring), Stephen Kelly (knee) and Leon Best (groin) will all be absent from the game on Tuesday. Jonson Clarke-Harris is their top scorer with 6, and will be looking to increase that tally.

Brighton News;

Brighton will have new signing Anthony Knockaert available after he had his international clearance accepted today. Sam Baldock and Kazenga LuaLua with both be set to play apart in the game as the return to match fitness, while Gordon Greer will have another fitness ahead of the game. Beram Kayal, Dale Stephens, Bruno, David Stockdale, James Wilson and Jamie Murphy all look set to return to the 18 after being rested for the Hull defeat.

Earlier This Season: BHAFC [2] – [1] RUFC (15/9/15);

Brighton won the tie earlier in the season 2-1, which extended their lead at the top to 5 points (how we wish it was still the case). Goals from Tomer Hemed and Stephens earned the 3 points for the Albion, with Clarke-Harris scoring the consolation goal.

H-2-H;

Brighton and Rotherham have met 9 times so far, with Brighton taking the bragging rights with 5 wins comapared to Rotherham’s 2. All wins bar 1 have been by a 1 goal advantage, with 1-0 appearing 5 times out of the 7 wins; the other 2 being 2-0 and the recent 2-1 victory to the Seagulls.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Goldson, Dunk, Ridgewell;

Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Murphy;

Hemed, Wilson;

Prediction;

Rotherham 0-1 Brighton 

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