After a terrific win last time out at Hillsborough, Brighton come back home to play Preston, and keep tabs on the teams at the top of the table.
Preston will be without Marnick Vermijl, Jermaine Beckford and Stevie May through injuries, while Greg Cunningham is missing after picking up his 5th booking last time out. Preston pickled up their 4th victory last time out with a impressive 2-0 home win against a dissapointing Aston Villa side, who have been well under-par this season. The top Lilywhite’s scorer this season so far is Jordan Hugill; he has 3 goals in the League and 1 in the EFL Cup.
Form; L, W, L, W, D, W
FACT; Preston have either scored twice or none at all in their last 11 away League games.
Brighton trio Solly March, Kazenga LuaLua and Richie Towell are all expected back in training next week, as they return from long-term injuries, however Beram Kayal has been ruled out until early December with an ankle injury; he joins Liam Rosenior on the long-term medical table. Dale Stephens is back after his 1 match ban, and looks set to partner Ollie Norwood in the midfield. Anthony Knockaert’s goal last time out means he now joins Glenn Murray as the leading Seagulls scorer with 5 goals.
Form; L, W, W, W, D, W
FACT; Anthony Knockaert has scored the most match-winning goals this season in the Championship (4).
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Brighton and Preston play out a quite dull 0-0 draw, as the Seagulls try to stay within Burnley and Middlesbrough’s reach at the top of the table.
Brighton and Preston’s last 4 meetings have all been 0-0 draws, but I’m sure we will finally see a goal Saturday. Brighton have won 7 of the 31 games played, while Preston have won 12.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;
Knockaert, Stephens, Norwood, Murphy;
Brighton 2-0 Preston