Although Brighton and Hove Albion lost their match last week at Anfield, Chris Hughton‘s side will be pleased with what was nonetheless an impressive performance, losing only 1-0 to an increasingly rampant Liverpool team.
The fitness of club stalwarts Bruno and Lewis Dunk will go down to the wire, with both expected to face late fitness tests to prove their eligibility to play. Martin Montoya and Leon Balogun are expected to continue deputising at right-back and centre-back respectively, where necessary.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Brighton side it believes will start the game.
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