CCFC v BHAFC (3/12/16) | Match Preview

Brighton travel away to South Wales, to take on a Cardiff side who are faultering at the wrong end of the table.

News;

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 News;

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

FACT;

Last Time We Met:  CCFC [4]-[1] 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.

H-2-H;

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.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;

Knockaert, Sidwell, Norwood, Skalak;

Murray, Baldock;

Prediction;

Cardiff 1-2 Brighton

 

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