Brighton vs Cardiff City
7:45 pm Tuesday 16th April
Chris Hughton believes Brighton’s players are going to be keen to “prove a point” against fellow strugglers Cardiff when creating them watch footage of the demeaning 5-0 home loss to Bournemouth.
Albion’s squad was referred to assure a team meeting on Sunday following the embarrassment of the club’s biggest Premier League defeat.
If Brighton wins, Cardiff is going to be relegated on Sunday if they fail to beat metropolis, and Southampton and Brighton each win on Saturday at the urban center and Wolves severally.
Saturday’s thrashing has augmented the Seagulls’ relegation fears going into weekday evening’s visit of Neil Warnock’s 18th-placed Bluebirds.
A second-half collapse against the Cherries that saw them concede fourfold – combined by an uncalled-for red card for Anthony Knockaert – inflicted a 3rd sequential league loss while not marking.
Hughton, 60, accepts the reversal has place augmented pressure on the Cardiff game.
Cardiff has lost six of their last seven Premier League games, and 5 of their last six far from home. Indeed, every of the Bluebirds’ last 3 Premier League away games has resulted in a 2-0 defeat.
Brighton is going to be while not suspended athlete Anthony Knockaert.
The Frenchman begins a three-match ban following his red card in Saturday’s 5-0 loss to Bournemouth, with Solly March in competition to exchange him.
But Hughton has no injury issues and will embody assaultive midfielder Pascal Gross in his squad for the primary time since the German suffered a hamstring injury on February twenty-six.
Oumar Niasse may come back to the Cardiff beginning line-up for his or her crunch Premier League relegation battle at Brighton on a weekday.
Senegal striker Niasse, WHO is nevertheless to attain since the change of integrity on loan from Everton in Gregorian calendar month, born to the bench for the 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday with Kenneth Zohore most popular in attack.
But Niasse and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing square measure into account for beginning spots ought to manager Warnock attempt to shower his attack.
H2H Brighton vs Cardiff City
Brighton has only lost one of their last nine home league games against Cardiff (W3 D5), and are unbeaten in five (W1 D4) since a 1-2 defeat in the Championship in October 2005.
Cardiff hasn’t done a league double over Brighton since the 1998-99 fourth tier campaign; they won 2-1 in the reverse meeting in November.
Brighton is unbeaten at home to newly promoted clubs in the Premier League (P4 W2 D2 L0), and have only lost two of their 15 previous top-flight matches overall against such opposition on home soil (W7 D6 L2).
Brighton has lost consecutive home Premier League games for the very first time. They last lost three in a row at home in league competition in January 2016.
Score Prediction: Brighton 2-1 Cardiff City