Brighton and Hove Albion are looking to get back to winning ways in the first Premier League meeting with fierce rivals Crystal Palace tonight (7.45pm).

Chris Hughton’s men find themselves in ninth position after an encouraging start to the season but they’re winless in two matches.

Their last outing was an unfortunate 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Seagulls can’t afford to dwell on their misfortune, though. If results go against them they could finish this round of midweek fixtures just three points above West Ham United who are currently 18th in the Premier League.

The visitors to the Amex stadium have seen their luck take a turn for the better over recent weeks and have taken four points from their last two matches. They came from behind over the weekend to beat Stoke City and will head into the M23 derby full of confidence.

Brighton Team News:

  • Steve Sidwell out (back)

Brighton’s recent form:

  • Manchester United 1-0 Brighton
  • Brighton 2-2 Stoke City
  • Swansea 0-1 Brighton
  • Brighton 1-1 Southampton
  • West Ham 0-3 Brighton
  • Brighton 1-1 Everton

Brighton key stats

  • Shane Duffy wins 4.8 aerial duels per 90 minutes. Only two players with over 600 minutes of action to their name this season, Liverpool transfer target Virgil van Dijk (6.1) and Simon Francis (5.1), average more.
  • Summer signing Pascal Groß has been involved in a goal every 137 minutes. Impact.
  • Of the three promoted clubs this season it’s Brighton who have conceded the fewest number of goals (14) at a rate of 1.07 goals per game.

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