Brighton travel away to South Wales, to take on a Cardiff side who are faultering at the wrong end of the table.
Cardiff will be without Lee Peltier, as he serves a 1 match ban. Jazz Richards is out with a foot injury, so Matt Connolly is expected to start on his place. Cardiff lost to Aston Villa last time out; goals from Albert Adomah, Jonathan Kodija and Rudy Gestede sent Villa away with all 3 points, even though Rickie Lambert had scored in the first half to draw level. Lambert is the leading scorer for the Welsh club with 4 goals, and is closely followed by Pilkington and Whittingham, who are both on 3.
Form; D, W, L, L, W, L
FACT; Cardiff have failed to keep a clean sheet at home all season so far.
Brighton have no fresh injury concerns, other than known absentees Beram Kayal and Liam Rosenior, who are expected to return later in the month. Brighton came from a goal down to beat Fulham last time out. Scott McDonald had put the Cottagers in the lead, but Sam Baldock and Glenn Murray’s goals gave Albion all 3 points, and extended their unbeaten run to 12 games. Murray is the leading Seagulls scorer with 11, and is now joint top with Newcastle frontman Dwight Gayle in the league.
Form; W, W, W, W, D, W
Last Time We Met: CCFC - BHAFC (20/2/16);
Brighton were met by a painful defeat last time the visited Cardiff. Goals from Peter Whittingham, Anthony Pilkington and Lex Immers gave the Bluebirds a 3-0 halftime lead. Dale Stephens pulled a goal back, before Whittingham scored a fourth to put an end to any Albion comeback.
Brighton and Cardiff have both won 22 times out of the 65 games played. There has been 6 draws in the last 10 games between the 2, as well as 2 wins a piece. There has only been 7 goalless games, so expect at least 1 goal on Saturday.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;
Knockaert, Sidwell, Norwood, Skalak;
Cardiff 1-2 Brighton