Brighton will look to clinch the English 2nd tier league title for the first time, when they take on Brsitol CIty on Saturday; Brighton just need to match or better Newcastle’s result from Friday night for them to be handed the Championship trophy, while Bristol City need a point to mathematically be safe for another season, although they should be safe with a superior goal difference over Blackburn, and will know before the kick-off wether they will actually need the point or not.
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Bristol City will be without Aaron Wilbraham, Mark Little and Gary O’Neil for the game on Saturday. Bristol City won 3-2 last time out at home to Barnsley; ALex Mowatt put the Tykes in front before Tammy Abraham pulled it level. George Moncur put the visitors back in the lead, only for Jamie Paterson and Aden Flint to secure the 3 points for the Robins. Abraham is the leading City scorer this season; the on-loan Chelsea man has scored an impressive 23 goals.
Form; L, L, W, W, D, W
FACT; The Robins have won just once in their last 17 away games, losing 12.
Brighton could welcome back Sam Baldock after missing the previous 6 games through a glute injury, but Shane Duffy and Connor Goldson are both still out. Brighton’s 5 match winning run came to an end last Friday, after they lost 2-0 away at Norwich; David Stockdale scoring 2 own goals, after the ball rebounded off the bar and post onto his back both times from Alex Pritchard shots. Glenn Murray has 22 for the season, and is the leading Albion scorer.
Form; W, W, W, W, W, L
FACT; Murray has scored in each of his last 5 home game.
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Brighton secured a 2-0 victory over Saturday’s oppositions, thanks to a spectacular goal from Steve Sidwell (which ended up winning EFL Goal of the Season), and a goal from Jamie Murphy.
Brighton have won 31 of the previous 76 meetings between the 2 sides, while City have claimed victory on 28 occasions. Brighon haven’t tasted defeat against the Robins in 7 matches; winning 6 of those games, and have only conceded once in that time, scoring 13. The last City victory was at the Withdean 10 years ago.
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Brighton 2-0 Bristol City