The last game before the international break will tell us whether Brighton are in control or still chasing the final automatic promotion place. They travel to a MK Dons side, who are in serious danger of dropping into the relegation places, with them languishing just a point above them.
MK Dons News;
Karl Robinson has been left short of central midfielders after MK decided to suspend Samir Carruthers for his behaviour at Cheltenham on Tuesday, while Ben Reeves is out injured and Jake Forster-Caskey can’t play against his parent club, even if he was fit enough. Dean Bowditch and Josh Murphy are joint top scorers with 4 goals each.
FACT; MK Dons have failed to score in only 6 of their 18 home games.
Bobby Zamora missed Tuesday’s win against Reading with a minor knock, but is expected to be named on the bench. James Wilson will be pushing for another start after scoring the winner on Tuesday; it was his 4th of the season. Tomer Hemed remains Albion top scorer with 11.
FACT; Brighton have only won 5 of their 18 games away this season so far.
Earlier In The Season: BHAFC - MKDFC (7/11/15);
It finished 2-1 to the Albion back in November. Goals from Solly March and Jamie Murphy gave Brighton a early 2-0, with Nicky Maynard scoring for the visitors.
In the previous 8 meetings between the 2 sides MK Dons have won 4, with Brighton winning 3. Brighton have never won at the Stadium MK (1D, 2L), nor have they scored (0-0, 2-0, 1-0). There has been 3 red cards in the previous 2 meetings at Stadium MK, and these games are usually quite feisty; 29 cards shown in the last 5 games, 4 of which have been red; expect more in this upcoming encounter.
Bruno, Goldson, Dunk, Rosenior;
Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Murphy;
MK Dons 0-1 Brighton