BHAFC v WAFC (17/4/17) | Match Preview

Brighton can virtually secure their place in next season’s Premier League with a win against a Wigan side desperate for the 3 points too, as they fight to save themselves from relegation.

Wigan News;

Wigan have a huge injury list for the visit to Brighton with Alex Gilbey, Omar Boyle, Wigg Grigg, Reece James, Andy Kellett, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Donavan Daniels all out injured. Wigan came from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 victory last time out against Barnsley; Adam Armstrong and Ryan Kent gave the visitors the advantage, before substitute Nick Powell scored an 11 minute hat-trick to help claim a valuable 3 points. Grigg is the leading scorer for the Latics with 7 goals this season.

Form; L, L, L, L, W, W

FACT; Wigan have won 1 of their 11 games against the current top 7, losing their last 5 matches.

Brighton News;

Brighton have no fresh injury concerns other than known absentees Sam Baldock, Connor Goldson and Shane Duffy; Solly March is expected to recover from his knock picked up on Friday. The Seagulls won 2-0 away at Wolves last time out, thanks to a brace from Anthony Knockaert. Glenn Murray is the leading Albion scorer this season with 21 goals; Knockaert now has

Form; W, L, W, W, W, W

FACT; Brighton have accumulated 51 home league points this season; they have been promoted in each of their 5 seasons they’ve amassed 51 or more points.

Last Time We Met: WAFC [0]-[1] BHAFC (22/10/16);

Brighton claimed victory at the DW Stadium thanks to a superb strike from Dale Stephens.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 8 of the 15 previous meetings between the 2 sides, with Wigan winning 6; the only draw coming in the first ever meeting between the sides. Wigan have lost 5 of their 7 trips to Brighton, although they have won 2 of the last 3. Brighton have scored at least once in the last 6 games against Wigan.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Bong;

Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Skalak;

Murray, Hemed;

Prediction;

Brighton 2-0 Wigan

 

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