A tough game in-store for the Seagulls, with Wolves visiting the AMEX Tuesday night, but a chance to bounce back from Saturdays result, and down one of the promotion rivals in the process.
Wolves have Michal Zyro, Lee Evans, Jordan Graham and Mike Williamson both out injured for the trip South, while Walter Zenga could re-called ex-brighton loanee Joao Texieira to the starting line-up, after not featuring against Aston Villa on Saturday. Wolves had to settle for a draw at Villa, after Helder Costa’s penalty cancelled out Johnathan Kodija’s earlier spot kick. Costa is joint top scorer with Joe Mason, Texieira, Jon Bodvarsson and Prince Oniangue with 2 league goals, but he and Mason have an extra cup goal to their name.
Form; L, W, W, L, L, D
FACT; Wolves have only managed to win 2 of their last 9 away league games, keeping 1 clean sheet in the process.
Brighton look set to be without Tomer Hemed, after he picked up a knock whilst on international duty; he joins Beram Kayal, Liam Rosenior and Kazenga LuaLua on the absentee list, while Solly March and Richie Towell finally begin first team training again, although the game will come far too soon for them. Brighton came from behind on Saturday, only to throw it away in the 92nd minute as the drew with Preston. 2nd half Sam Baldock and Glenn Murray goals cancelled out Jordan Hugill’s opener, before Simon Makienok stole a point for the visitors. Murray’s goal on Saturday now means he is the leading Albion scorer with 6 goals, closely followed by Anthony Knockaert on 5.
Form; W, W, W, D, W, D
FACT; All of Brighton’s 16 league goals have come from only 4 players, the least in the Championship; (Murray 6, Knockaert 5, Baldock 3, Hemed 2)
Last Time We Met: BHAFC - WWFC (1/1/16);
Wolves came out winners on New Year’s Day, thanks to an own goal from Connor Goldson.
Brighton have recoreded 12 wins out of 28 against Wolves, but have only won once in the last 10 games (1W, 6D, 3L), while Wolves have only managed victory 6 times. In total 80 goals have been scored between the 2 sides in the 28 games
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;
Knockaert, Stephens, Norwood, Skalak;
Brighton 1-0 Wolves