Saturday starting at 17:00, Brighton – Preston will meet in a match of the round number 12 of the Championship.
The home team started the season with four matches without defeat which has accumulated 8 points. Then followed two defeats for Brighton, both with the same score 2-0 away to Newcastle and at home to Brentford respectively. The band led by Chris Hughton came back on line positive results and is unbeaten in recent 5 rounds, during which earned 13 points.
Thus, Brighton now occupies the 4th place with a total of 21 points, a distance of four lengths Hudersfield front of the leader.
An interesting fact is that the home team has the best defense in the league with only 7 goals conceded.
Matches on home recorded four wins and one defeat. Interestingly, in these 4 games they won he did not get even one goal.
On the other side, the visiting team ranked 17th in international competition with a total of 13 points, only 5 points away from the relegation zone.
Although the last 3 stages obtained 7 points, Preston does not do well in the matches jersey. Thus in the 5 confrontation played “outside”, the club led by Simon Grayson has recorded three defeats, a draw and a win. During this period, guests today have only scored 4 goals, with the 3rd worst attack in confrontations played out their arenas.
Head to Head
Interestingly, the last four direct meetings ended with the score 0-0.
For this confrontation the hosts will be missing Liam Rosenior, Richard Towell, Kazenga Lua Lua and Beram Kayal all being injured.
Brighton Probable team: Stockdale – Bruno, uffy, Dunk, Bong – Knockaert, Sidwell, Norwood, Murphy – Murray, Baldock
Away from Greg Cunningham is suspended, it is a very important absence. Besides this Calum Woods and Stevie May are injured, while Marnick Vermijl, Jermaine Beckford and Aiden McGeady are uncertain.
Preston Probable team: Maxwell – Clarke, Wright, Baptiste – Humphrey Pearson, Welsh, Johnson, Spurr – Robinson, Hugill