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.
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 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 - 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.
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.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;
Knockaert, Sidwell, Stephens, Skalak;
Brighton 2-1 Fulham