LUFC v BHAFC (18/3/17) | Match Preview

Brighton travel to Yorkshire on Saturday, hoping to claim an important 3 points on the road to promotion; they face a Leeds side desperate for the points themselves.

Leeds News;

Leeds will be without Luke Ayling, Kalvin Phillips and Lewis Coyle, while Charlie Taylor could return to the squad after missing the previous game. The Lilywhites were held to a goalless draw last time out, at home to QPR. Chris Wood is the leading scorer for United with 22 goals this season. 

Form; W, D, W, W, D, D

FACT; Leeds have won 20 league games this season; more than their final tally of wins in each of the past 6 seasons.

Brighton News;

Brighton will have Bruno available, after the right back was forced off with injury last week, while Seb Pocognoli and Gaetan Bong are still a few weeks away from recovering from their injuries, although are expected to be fit for after the international break. Brighton won 3-0 last time out, as goals from Anthony Knockaert, Sam Baldock and Glenn Murray help sink Derby, and claim Steve McClaren’s job just 48 hours after. Murray is the leading scorer for the Seagulls with 18.

Form; W, W, L, L, W, W

FACT; Knockaert has had a hand in 9 goals in his last 9 appearances for Brighton (3 goals, 6 assists).

Last Time We Met: BHAFC [2]-[0] LUFC (9/12/16);

Brighton coasted to victory last time these two played, thanks to goals from Murray and Tomer Hemed, both being penalties.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 16 of the 44 previous meetings between the 2 sides, while Leeds have come out on top 17 times. Brighton have a proud record against Leeds in recent years, with the South Coast club winning the last 6 games in a row and 8 of the last 10, losing just once in that spell.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Rosenior;

Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Skalak;

Baldock, Murray;

Prediction;

Leeds 1-2 Brighton

 

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