Crystal Palace vs Brighton ( WON )
Crystal Palace vs Brighton
Анализ на прогнозата
- With no new injury concerns Roy Hodgson may name the same starting XI that picked up an impressive 3-1 win at Burnley last weekend, though Andros Townsend will hope for a recall.
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka passed a late fitness test to start that game and showed no ill effects of his injury, while Michy Batshuayi scored for the second successive away game and will keep his place over compatriot Christian Benteke.
- Wayne Hennessey was a surprise inclusion over Vicente Guaita and will likely keep his place in goal.
- Chris Hughton’s side picked up a much needed win over Huddersfield last time out and came through the game unscathed, while Pascal Gross is nearing a return from a hamstring injury.
- Florin Andone may well get the nod up front having swung the game in the Seagulls favour last weekend and netted the all-important winning goal, taking the place of Glenn Murray.
- Elsewhere the team may remain unchanged, meaning Alireza Jahanbakhsh could get another chance to start.
- Palace have really played up to their billing of a team that is better suited to playing away from home this season, with only Huddersfield picking up fewer points at home this season, and Brighton certainly won’t leave themselves open to the Eagles counter attacking threat.
- Neither of these two rivals are out of the relegation picture just yet, but know that a win would move them a huge step closer to survival, so expect a relatively cagey start to the game.
- The atmosphere and hatred between the fans should have an effect later in the game, however, and Brighton’s woeful away record could ensure that the hosts leave Selhurst Park with a rare winning feeling.