Brighton return to The AMEX, hoping to get back to winning ways after a less than plesant trips to Huddersfield and Brentford last week; they take on a Burton Albion side slowly sliding down the table and are just outside the relegation zone.
Burton Albion News;
Burton Albion have a number of casualties for the trip down South, with Damien McCrory, John Bradford, Kyle McFazdean, Lloyd Dyer and Luke Varney all on the treatment table, while Chris O’Grady is unavailable as he can’t face his parent club. Nigel Clough is expected to name the same team as last weekend, with the exception of injured McCrory. Burton picked up a fine home win against Wolves on Saturday; after going 1-0 down thanks to a Helder Costa penalty, the Brewers came back in the second half with goals from Michael Kightly and Cauley Woodrow to seal all 3 points. Jackson Irvine is the leading scorer with 8 goal this season.
Form; L, L, L, W, L, W
FACT; Burton’s last 7 league goals have all been scored by different players.
Brighton could have both Dale Stephens and Sam Baldock avaliable once again, after their time on the sidelines with injury; Gaetan Bong, however, is still out with injury. Lewis Dunk is also up for selection after serving his 1 game ban against Brentford last Sunday. Brighton scored late on in a pulsating game at Griffin Park. After going 2-0 down thanks to goals from Jota and Harlee Dean, Brighton drew level with goals from Solly March and Shane Duffy. A 94th minute strike from Konstantin Kerschbaumer thought he had won the game for the Bees, but Tomer Hemed popped up in the 97th minute to head home an equaliser. Glenn Murray is still the top Seagulls scorer with 15, but hasn’t scored a league goal since the game against QPR back in December.
Form; L, W, W, L, L, D
FACT; Brighton have won 7 of their last 8 home league games, including 5 in a row, scoring 17 and conceding only 3.
Last Time We Met: BAFC - BHAFC (17/9/16);
Brighton had to wait late in the game to steal all 3 points, thanks to a Hemed penalty.
Brighton have won both the previous 2 meetings between the 2 sides.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli;
Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, March;
Brighton 3-0 Burton Albion