Brighton will look to get back to winning ways from home, as they travel to Barnsley, looking to secure 3 away points for the first time since the 2nd January.
Barnsley welcome back Alex Mowett after serving his suspension, but will be without Josh Scowen, Aidy White and Sessi D’Almedia through injuries. Barnsley secured 3 points on Tuesday night as they beat Aston Villa; goals from Adam Armstrong and a brace from Tom Bradshaw cancelled out Jonathan Kodija’s goal before half-time. The leading Tyke’s scorer is Bradshaw with 7 goals.
Form; W, D, D, L, W, W
FACT; Barnsley have scored a league high 15 headed goals this season; Brighton have conceded a league high proportion of their goals from opposition headers (35%).
Brighton have no fresh injury concerns except for Shane Duffy, who suffered a broken nose in Tuesday’s draw with Ipswich, but he will continue to play. Tuesday’s draw with Ipswich ended a run of 5 straight home wins; an early goal from Luke Chambers gave the visitors the lead, before Tomer Hemed leveled things up from the spot; he now has 10 league goals this season, and is the 3rd Albion player to hit double figures this season (Glenn Murray 16, Anthony Knockaert 10).
Form; W, L, L, D, W, D
FACT; Chris Hughton takes charge of his 100th Albion league game on Saturday; his record stands after 99 games at 49 wins, 31 draws and 19 defeats.
Last Time We Met: BHAFC - BFC (24/9/16);
Brighton won the last game between the 2 sides, thanks to a Murray brace either side of half-time.
Brighton have won 15 of the previous 42 meetings, while the Tykes have claimed victory 17 times. Brighton are looking to win for the first time at Oakwell in 5 games, having lost 3 of the previous 4, and drawing 0-0 the last time they travelled to South Yorkshire.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli;
Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Murphy;
Barnsley 1-1 Brighton