It’s back home at The AMEX, and in front of the Sky cameras for the 3rd time this month, as Brighton host Leeds.
Ex-Brighton favourite Liam Bridcutt is set to return against his former club, after missing the Fulham game last week due to personal reasons, while Guiseppe Bellusci finished his 2 game ban. Chris Wood is still out with a hamstring injury. Wood is the leading scorer for Leeds with 8 goals, with Mirco Antenucci close behind him with 5.
FACT; Leeds have not won away from home since the win at Wolves on December 12th.
Gaetan Bong could be in line for his return, after Chris Hughton declared him fit, meaning only Solly March and Uwe Hunemeier are the only casualties left on the injury table. Tomer Hemed is the leading Albion scorer with 9 goals after scoring last Tuesday night at Brsitol City.
FACT; Brighton have won 11 of their 16 home games this season, scoring in all but 4 of them.
Earlier In The Season: LUFC - BHAFC (17/10/15);
Brighton won the meeting between the 2 earlier in the season. Solly March put the Seagulls 1-0 up mid-way through the first half, but a Liam Cooper goal levelled the scores. Bobby Zamora scored his first goal on his return to the Albion, in the 89th minute, to steal all 3 points for the Albion
The H-2-H for these 2 sides is in favour of Brighton who have won 8 games, while Leeds have won 5, leaving the remaining 6 draws. Brighton have won the last 4 meetings between the 2 sides, and haven’t lost at home since November 2009; since then they have only lost 1 game (6W, 3D, 1L).
Bruno, Goldson, Dunk, Rosenior;
Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Murphy;
Brighton 3-1 Leeds