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Brighton and Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace. Premier League.

Amex StadiumAttendance30,124.

Brighton and Hove Albion 0

    Crystal Palace 1

    • J Ayew (70th minute)

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    Friday 28 February 2020 15:16, UK

    Luka Milivojevic celebrates after converting his penalty at the Emirates
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    Team news, key stats and ways to follow ahead of Brighton vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

    Team news

    Dale Stephens is back in contention for Brighton as they prepare to host rivals Crystal Palace.

    The midfielder, who missed the last two matches against Watford and Sheffield United, is available for selection after recovering from a groin injury.

    Tariq Lamptey and Alexis Mac Allister are also fit again and looking for a place in Graham Potter's squad, which leaves Jose Izquierdo (knee) as the only absentee.

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    A look at some of the key stats surrounding this weekend's Premier League games

    Crystal Palace will check the fitness of captain Luka Milivojevic before the trip.

    The midfielder missed the 1-0 win over Newcastle last weekend due to illness but is back in training.

    Jeffrey Schlupp (hip) and Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) are also closing in on a return although are not expected to feature at the AMEX, while defender James Tomkins (hamstring) continues rehabilitation.

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    How to follow

    Follow the match in our dedicated live blog, while highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel at 5.15pm.

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    Opta stats

    • Brighton are unbeaten in their last three league meetings with Crystal Palace (W2 D1), their longest such run against them since a run of 10 between 1979 and 1986.
    • Crystal Palace have won just two of their last 18 away league games against Brighton (D5 L11), with those wins coming in 2005 and 2011. The Eagles have never won a top-flight away game against Brighton (D1 L3).
    • No side is currently on a longer winless run in the Premier League than Brighton, with the Seagulls winless in all seven of their league games in 2020 so far (D5 L2). Indeed, Brighton are the only one of the 91 current Football League sides not to have won a game in any competition so far this calendar year.
    • Brighton have conceded first in each of their last four Premier League games, but have come back to draw each of their last three. However, the Seagulls have never won a Premier League home game when conceding first (D10 L14).
    • Crystal Palace are looking to win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since December. However, the Eagles are winless in their last six Premier League away games (D4 L2).
    • Crystal Palace have the oldest average starting XI in the Premier League this season (29y 253d). On top of this, their youngest goalscorer in the competition this season is 26-year-old Connor Wickham.
    • This will be Roy Hodgson's 100th Premier League game in charge of Crystal Palace (W33 D27 L39), the first club he's reached the milestone within the competition. His win rate with the Eagles in the Premier League is 33 per cent, his lowest at any of the five clubs he's taken charge of.
    • Including play-offs, Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha has scored more league goals against Brighton than he has vs any other side (6).
    • Brighton's Glenn Murray has scored six goals in his last eight appearances in Brighton vs Crystal Palace matches in all competition (two for Palace, four for Brighton), netting in each of his last four for the Seagulls.
    • Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is averaging a Premier League goal or assist every 394 minutes this season (three goals, three assists in 2365 minutes). Last season, the Ivorian was involved in a goal every 203 minutes (10 goals, five assists in 3040 minutes).
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    Charlie Nicholas' prediction

    It is a good game, as these matches are always feisty. It is a derby, and the fans are very much against each other. These tend to be the games for Wilfried Zaha, where he turns up and makes an impression.

    I looked at Brighton about four weeks ago and thought they could be in trouble. Being neat and tidy is one thing, but having the belief and togetherness to get out of it is another. They were always solid at back with Mat Ryan and the defence which includes Lewis Dunk, but the balance has not been right in the last couple of months, they have been gradually sliding down the league.

    I think they will be up for the battle against Crystal Palace as they know what it means to the fans, but that should not matter. They have to go and get it done themselves. This is an opportunity to close the gap on Palace, which stands at five points.

    I am not sure which Palace side will turn up. Roy Hodgson may be getting a new contract, but they need to get it done and over the line now. They are not a team who scores many goals, but I cannot separate them. Glenn Murray has come back into the team and could haunt his old club. I am slightly edging towards Brighton but it is hard to work out what is going on there currently.

    CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

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