BHAFC v ITFC (14/2/17) | Match Preview

Brighton are back in action on Tuesday night, hoping to extend their 6 point gap back to 3rd place Huddersfield. They take on a Ipswich side who secured their first win in 7 games on Saturday.

Ipswich News;

Ipswich will be without Jonathan Williams, Steven Taylor, Christophe Berra, Tommy Smith and Adam Webster, but could welcome back Cole Skuse from injury. A late winner from Emyr Huws ensured a victory for the Tractor Boys, against a poor Aston Villa side, who are winless in 8. In-form man Tom Lawrence is the leading scorer for the Suffolk side, with 8 goals this term. 

Form; L, L, D, L, D, W

FACT; Ipswich have only scored 11 away goals all season.

Brighton News;

Brighton have no fresh injury concerns for the visit of Ipswich, and could name the same team from the game on Saturday against Burton. Brighton overcame Burton on Saturday with a 4-1 victory; goals from Sam Baldock, Glenn Murray and a brace from Tomer Hemed extended Brighton’s gap to 3rd from 5 points to 6, although they missed out on the clean sheet, thanks to a wonderful free kick from Michael Kightly. Glenn Murray scored his 1st goal of 2017 to take him to 16 goals this season.

Form; W, W, L, L, D, W

FACT; Brighton have conceded only 8 home goals all season, the best in the Championship.

Last Time We Met: ITFC [0]-[0] BHAFC (27/9/16);

Brighton drew 0-0 with a resilient Ipswich side, where Dale Stephens was sent off.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 24 of the 69 previous meetings with Ipswich, while the Tractor Boys boast 31 victories. 

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli;

Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, March;

Baldock, Hemed

Prediction;

Brighton 2-0 Ipswich

 

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