BFC v BHAFC (18/2/17) | Match Preview

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 News;

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 News;

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 [2]-[0] BFC (24/9/16);

Brighton won the last game between the 2 sides, thanks to a Murray brace either side of half-time.

H-2-H;

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.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli;

Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Murphy;

Baldock, Hemed;

Prediction;

Barnsley 1-1 Brighton 

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