BHAFC v HTFC (23/1/16) | Preview

It’s back home to The AMEX this Saturday after, what has seemed to be, the longest 22 days we have ever known. During that time, Brighton did managed to break their winless streak, last week at Blackburn and although it wasn’t the greatest watch, it has hopefully re-ignited the momentum bar. The Seagulls welcome Huddersfield to the south coast, with the Terriers in terrific form.

Huddersfield News;

Sean Scannell and Harry Bunn look set to miss out with injuries, while Johnathan Hogg is serving a 1 game ban, after being sent off in mid-week during their F.A Cup replay with Reading. New signing Karim Matmour could make his debut, while ‘keeper Jed Steer will be back between the sticks after missing out mid-week due to ineligibility. After such a poor start for the Terriers, they have picked up 11 points in their last 5 games which has included a 5-0 win at home to Charlton. Nahki Wells is the top scorer with 9 goals, with Emyr Huws second with 5; both are set to start on Saturday.

Brighton News;

Gordon Greer and Sam Baldock are both in contention to be in the match day 18, after recovering from injury and taking full part in training on Friday. Defenders Uwe Hunemeier, Gaetan Bong and Liam Rosenior are all still out, however Bong has begun training and is on course to become avaliable once again around the start of Febuary. Bobby Zamora’s winner last weekend has sent him joint top with Tomer Hemed, as leading Albion scorer (6) and will be looking to continue to add more goals, after breaking Peter Ward’s goalscoring record.

Earlier This Season: HTFC [1] – [1] BHAFC  (18/8/15);

Beram Kayal scored within 17 seconds to put Brighton 1-0 up, but a Jacob Butterfield goal in the second half, shared the spoils.

H-2-H;

In the 19 games played between the 2, they both share 5 wins each, with the other 9 being draws; 5 of which has been in the last 5 games (2 0-0’s and 3 1-1’s). Brighton are unbeaten in the last 7 meetings, beginning back in the 2012/13 season of the championship. However, Brighton have only managed to score twice in their last 6 home games against Huddersfield, with the last 2 being 0-0.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Ridgewell;

Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Murphy;

Wilson, Hemed;

Prediction;

Brighton 1-1 Huddersfield

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