BHAFC v FFC (26/11/16) | Match Preview

Brighton will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games, when they take on Fulham on Saturday; the Cottagers themselves also looking to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games.

News;

Fulham could name the same side for the 4th consecutive game, after 2 wins and a draw using the same side. Fulham needed Scott Malone to score a 90th minute equaliser last weekend against Sheffield Wednesday, after Fernando Forestieri had put the Owls in front. Tom Cairney and on-loan striker Chris Martin are the leading scorers with 4 goals each.

Form; W, D, L, W, W, D

FACT; Fulham have lost just once in 8 matches this season (Aston Villa).

Brighton News;

Brighton could also name an unchanged side used in the 1-1 draw against Villa. Kazenga LuaLua and Richie Towell close in on a return, while Liam Rosenior and Beram Kayal are close to returning to first team training. Glenn Murray’s 10th goal of the season earned a point last time out, after Nathan Baker’s lead was cancelled out. All of Murray’s goals this season have come at home.

Form; D, W, W, W, W, D

FACT; Only Scunthorope have a better points per game ratio (2.1) than Brighton this calendar year (2.05).

Last Time We Met:  BHAFC [5]-[0] FFC  (15/4/16);

Brighton ran riot against Fulham back in April. A Tomer Hemed hat-trick, along with goals from Bruno and Anthony Knockaert, saw Brighton win by their biggest margin of the season.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 20 of the 46 games played between the 2 sides, with only 4 draws being recorded. Brighton have won the last 3 meetings between the 2 sides, but had only won once in the 8 meetings before that.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;

Knockaert, Sidwell, Stephens, Skalak;

Murray, Baldock;

Prediction;

Brighton 2-1 Fulham

 

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