After a brutal mauling at the hands of Cardiff, it time to bounce back for the Seagulls, with a hard-looking trip to Bristol City. On the scale of things, only a win would do here really, with promotion rivals taking advantage of Brighton’s slip-up at the weekend. It will not be easy against a City side who have not lost their last 3 homes games against promotion chasing sides (wins against Midlesbrough and Ipswich, draw against Birmingham).
Bristol City News;
Nathan Baker is set to miss out with an Achilles injury which he picked up in the win over MK Dons on Saturday, while Mark Little will undergo a fitness test on his groin and Ben Gladwin on his knee. Jonathan Kodjia is the leading scorer for the Robins with 9 goals, with veteran striker Aaron Wilbraham close behind with 6.
FACT; City have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 6 games.
Gordon Greer is set to return to the line up, as Chris Hughton continues to freshen up the team. Liam Rosenior is set to get his first start since November, while Beram Kayal, Tomer Hemed and Jamie Murphy are all set to be re-called after starting on the bench Saturday. Hemed still leads the way as Albions top scorer with 8 goals.
FACT; Albion have conceded the most goals (8) from defensive errors in the Championship.
Earlier In The Season; BHAFC - BCFC (20/10/15):
Brighton won the encounter at The AMEX. Derrick Williams gave City a 17 minute lead, but goals from Sam Baldock and Bobby Zamora in the second half lead Albion to victory.
Of the 13 previous meeting between the 2 sides, Brighton have come out on top 7 times compared to City’s 4. Brighton are unbeaten in the last 5 games, winning 4 of them, with their last defeat coming back in Febuary 2007 (September 2006 Away at Bristol City).
Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Rosenior;
Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Murphy;
Bristol City 1-2 Brighton