Brighton travel down to Bristol, to take on a Bristol City side having an outstanding season thus far.
Bristol City News;
Bristol City are without Luke Freeman and Josh Brownhill, but welcome back Callum O’Dowda, Joel Ekstrand and Frankie Fielding. Bristol City drew in their last game, thanks to a stoppage time equaliser from Adam Hamill gave Barnsley a deserved point. Tammy Abraham and Lee Tomlin scored for the Robins, before Marley Watkins got a goal for the Yorkshire outfit. Abraham is the leading scorer for the Robins with 9 goals so far.
Form; W, W, L, L, W, D
FACT; 83% of the Robin’s goals have been scored in the 2nd half; the highest in the division.
Brighton are set to have Solly March return to the bench, after 1 year out with injury. Kazenga LuaLua and Ritchie Towell wont be in the squad, but will be playing in the u23’s game. Anthony Knockaert could miss the game, as he mourns the death of his father, who past away on Thursday. Brighton come off the back of a 5-0 thumping against Norwich; a result which got them the ‘performance of the week’ trophy. A hat-trick from Glenn Murray along with goals from Lewis Dunk and Anthony Knockaert spurred them on to a big victory. Murray now has 9 goals for the Seagulls this season.
Form; D, W, D, W, W, W
FACT; Albion hold the best defensive records in the country, letting in only 9 goals.
Last Time We Met: BCFC - BHAFC (23/2/16);
Brighton recovered from a 4-0 thumping by Cardiff, to enflict their own 4-0 defeat to the Robins. Goals from Jamie Murphy, Sam Baldock and Tomer Hemed along with a Mark Little own goal, was good enough for Brighton to get their biggest victory of the season.
Brighton have won 30 of the 75 games played between the 2, while Bristol City have won 28. Brighton have not lost the last previous 6 games (5W, 1D) against the Robins.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;
Murphy, Sidwell, Stephens, Skalak;
Bristol City 1-2 Brighton