BRFC v BHAFC (16/1/16) | Preview

Game 27 could throw us a surprise, with 2 of the most out of form teams in the last 6 games battling in Lancashire. Hosts Blackburn have won 1 of their last 6 games while Brighton have lost 5 of their last 6, not scoring in any of those games. However, there are a few positives which could well get Brighton back on the winning track once again. The Seagulls haven’t lost against the Rovers since their return to England’s 2nd tier, and have scored in each of the games played in that time. So as always keep the faith because the stats are very encouraging, that Brighton could go and grab a win.

Blackburn News;

Blackburn only have 1 fit senior centre back available, with only Grant Hanley fit. More positive news though is that Tom Lawrence and Corry Evans have shaken off knocks picked up in midweek. Simeon Jackson today signed for the rest of the season, but will unluckily be avaliable after being signed past the signing on deadline for Saturday’s games. Jordan Rhodes is Blackburn’s top scorer with 9, and will be looking to add to that tally after not netting since the end of November (21/11 – 8 games)

Brighton News;

Sam Baldock and Kazenga LuaLua will both be pushing for starts after making substitute appearances within the last week. Gordon Greer looks to have shaken off his injury he sustained on Tuesday, and looks set to re-partner Lewis Dunk at the back. Anthony Knockaert will be looking to continue where he left off on Tuesday, after playing a superb game on his debut. 

Earlier This Season: BHAFC [1] – [0] BRFC (22/8/15);

Kazenga LuaLua netted his 3rd of the season in the 1-0 victory back in August, which sent Brighton top of the league.

H-2-H;

As mentioned above, Brighton haven’t lost against Blackburn since their return to the Championship (7 games – 3W 4D) and have scored in all of those games. The last visit to Ewood Park was last March where Brighton inflicted an 1-0 defeat on Blackburn, thanks to a Matt Kilgallon own goal. With both teams playing badly, this game is expected to be tense and very slow, so I would definatly bring your pillow! Having said that, this could be the cue for both teams to re-kindle their attacking nature.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Ridgewell;

Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Murphy;

Wilson, Hemed;

Prediction;

Blackburn 1-1 Brighton

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