Brighton vs Norwich preview
Watch match highlights at 5.15pm on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app
Last Updated: 01/11/19 4:44pm
Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of Brighton vs Norwich in the Premier League.
Brighton midfielder Aaron Mooy is back in contention after serving a one-game ban and Seagulls boss Graham Potter confirmed he had no new injury concerns.
Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo, who has had two knee operations since arriving from Club Brugge for £13.5m following the Seagulls' promotion in 2017, and midfielder Bernardo (knee) remain long-term absentees.
Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul picked up a knock against Manchester United - a game in which he saved two penalties - but is ready to feature at the Amex Stadium.
Mario Vrancic will miss out through illness, while Todd Cantwell and Ibrahim Amadou are doubts for the game with hamstring and knee problems respectively. Onel Hernandez could miss the trip as his partner awaits the birth of their child.
How to follow and watch
Follow the action with our dedicated live blog. Highlights of the game will be published at 5.15pm on the Sky Sports website and app plus the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.
- This will be the first ever Premier League meeting between Brighton and Norwich, with the sides last facing each other in the top-flight in May 1983 (a 2-1 win for Norwich at Carrow Road).
- Norwich have won four of their last five away league games against Brighton, though they did lose the most recent such encounter 0-5 in October 2016 in the Championship.
- Brighton have won their last two home Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 15 at the Amex Stadium (W2 D5 L8). They've only won three in a row at home in the competition once before (March 2018).
- Brighton have scored 3+ goals in three of their 10 Premier League matches this season, more than they did in the whole of 2018-19 (2).
- Norwich have only kept one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League matches, though it was in their last such away game at Bournemouth in October (0-0). They haven't kept consecutive clean sheets on the road in the top-flight since December 2013.
- Norwich have lost more Premier League games than any other side this season (7), with four of those defeats coming away from home. Their only away goal so far came at league leaders Liverpool on the opening day, while their last league win overall came against reigning champions Manchester City in September.
- Norwich have conceded a league-high 15 first-half goals in the Premier League this season, one more than Brighton have shipped in total so far this term (14).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
It was another home win for Brighton against Everton, but were they lucky? No. What kind of coach is Graham Potter in comparison to Chris Hughton? Hughton was cautious and organised.
Potter is more in line with adapting and seeing how a certain situation is unfolding. I like the way they attack with an edge, and Brighton have seen off Everton and Tottenham in successive home games.
Norwich have never recovered since their win over Man City. They drew 0-0 with Bournemouth, which we were all bewildered at, but Daniel Farke has confused himself with what kind of style they want to play with. It will be another defeat for them in this one.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (25/1 with Sky Bet)
Super 6: Seagulls or Canaries to fly high?
After impressive home wins against Everton and Tottenham, 70 per cent of Super 6 players are hoping Brighton will make it three on the bounce at the Amex. What will you predict with £250k on the line? Play for free.