BHAFC v CCFC (24/1/17) | Match Preview

Brighton have the chance to return to the top of the table on Tuesday night, as they take on Cardiff at The AMEX in their re-arranged fixture.

Cardiff News;

Cardiff have no new injury concerns, and could name the same side which beat Burton Albion on Saturday. Rhys Healy scored the only goal in that game, and will be pushing for a starting place, after scoring in injury time. Anthony Pilkington is the top Bluebirds scorer with 7 goals.

Form; L, D, W, L, W, W

FACT; Cardiff have won their last 3 league games; they havent won 4 of the bounce since January 2013.

Brighton News;

Brighton will assess Bruno and Sam Baldock ahead of the game, after the duo missed out on Friday’s game with injuries, while Gaetan Bong will miss the game as he still recovers from injury. Brighton will also be without Glenn Murray, as he serves a 1 match ban after being sent off in that game. Brighton won last time out in a dramatic contest with Sheffield Wednesday. A brace from Anthony Knockaert, his 9th and 10th of the season, either side of a Lewis Dunk own goal was good enough for the 10 men of Brighton to beat the 9 of Wednesday. Murray is the leading scorer for the Seagulls with 15 goals.

Form; W, W, W, W, L, W

FACT; Brighton are joint top with Derby with the most clean sheets kept in the Championship this season (14).

Last Time We Met: CCFC [0]-[0] BHAFC (3/12/16);

Brighton missed the chance to go top, after they were held to a 0-0 draw in South Wales.


Brighton have struggled against Cardiff in recent games; not winning any of the last 5 meetings, and only twice in the last 10 although there has been 6 draws during that time. Both teams have 22 wins apiece in the 66 games played, and there has only been 8 goalless games. 

Likely Line-Up;


Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli;

Stephens, Norwood;

March, Knockaert, Skalak;



Brighton 2-0 Cardiff



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