Brighton welcome Crystal Palace to the Amex Stadium on Tuesday night for an eagerly anticipated Premier League clash dubbed the 'M23 derby'.
The home side have been in good form of late, winning four from their last seven league games, and are ever edging towards staying in the Premier League for another season having amassed 18 points already this season. The Amex has become a fortress for the Seagulls this season losing just once - whilst claiming the scalp of Manchester United along the way.
Meanwhile Palace have endured a frustrating season as they sit in 14th place and four points above the foot of the table. Good performances have not translated into points and they have had a real issues finding the back of the net - only Cardiff have scored fewer than the London side this campaign. However, after beating struggling Burnley 2-0 at the weekend they should be heading down the M23 with renewed confidence.
Check out 90min's preview for Tuesday's clash below.
How to Watch
|When is Kick-Off?||Tuesday 4 December|
|What Time is Kick-Off?||19:45 (BST)|
|Where is it Played?||The Amex Stadium|
|Tv Channel/Live Stream?||Gillette Soccer Special|
After Brighton ran out 2-1 winners away at Huddersfield on Saturday, boss Chris Hughton is unlikely to want to ring the changes - but may be forced into some as club captain Bruno limped off late on in that fixture, but reports suggest he should be okay to take part.
Glenn Murray is also likely to come back into the starting line-up as he was rested on Saturday when Florin Andone started his first Premier League game. Despite grabbing himself a goal against the Terriers he is likely to make way for Murray who has seven league goals already this campaign.
Hughton has also confirmed that record signing
Similarly to Hughton, Palace boss Roy Hodgson will be heading into the clash coming off the back of a solid win and will be unlikely to make too many changes to his side. The Eagles have had a fairly settled side all season and it's likely to remain that way on Tuesday.
|Brighton||Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo; Izquierdo, Propper, Kayal, Knockaert, Gross; Murray.|
|Crystal Palace||Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Meyer; Zaha, Townsend.|
Brothers. ❤️— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 3, 2018
Bring on Brighton. pic.twitter.com/qQ2R7Y6duS
|Huddersfield 1-2 Brighton (01/12)||Palace 2-0 Burnley (01/12)|
|Brighton 1-1 Leicester (24/11)||Man Utd 0-0 Palace (24/11)|
|Cardiff 2-1 Brighton (10/11)||Palace 0-1 Tottenham (10/11)|
|Everton 3-1 Brighton (03/11)||Chelsea 3-1 Palace (04/11)|
|Brighton 1-0 Wolves (27/10)||Middlesbrough 1-0 Palace (31/10)|
Both teams will not want to lose this one so it could be a tight affair at the Amex producing a low-scoring draw.
Source : 90min