Brighton face Leeds in what will most likely be a very close match up. Games between the sides have been taken right ‘to the wire’ in recent years with many late goals.
Last 5 games
The Seagulls have picked up an impressive three wins, one draw, and one loss. Three of those games have seen Brighton score 3 or more goals. In their last 5 games, Brighton have managed to score 11 goals, meaning an impressive average of 2 goals a game. Overall Chris Hughton’s men have acquired a grand total of 10 points out of a possible 15.
Leeds currently have one win, three draws, and one loss which shows a fighting mentality but perhaps not enough cutting edge. Furthermore this means Steve Evans’ side have picked up a unbewildering 6 points out of a possible 15. Leeds have scored three goals in that time.
Last time out:
Bobby Zamora scored the 89th minute winner to send the Albion home with the three points. It was also his first goal since he left in 2003, a remarkable wait of 12 years.
Tomer Hemed and Jamie Murphy have both picked up some great form recently. They should be a constant threat. Knockaert is also someone who seems to get a goal or assist in every game so putting your money on him isn’t a bad idea.
Leeds and former Albion loanee, Chris Wood currently has 8 goals for The Whites and came very close to scoring last time out. Wood will most likely not play because of a hamstring injury. Botaka also presents a real threat with his skill and physicality. Antenucci also poses a threat.
Three players currently in the Leeds squad have featured for The Albion… Chris Wood, Mustafa Carayol (both on loan), but most notably defensive midfielder and two time Albion player of the year, Liam Bridcutt. Everyone knows how influential he was to our League 1 promotion campaign, as well as our two play off attempts. It was a shame he left on a sour note. Expect a mixed reception from Albion fans.
We are looking forward to…
The midfield battle between Beram Kayal and Liam Bridcutt. Both quality players. Who will perform better?
Fact of the day:
All of the Albion’s last six goals have been scored by a different player.
Expect a close match. Personally I think the team is in good enough form to brush Leeds aside… however the players cannot relax too much (otherwise we could get another shocking result/performance like the one against Cardiff. Honestly the game could go either way but because of our decent form and my slight bias, I’m going to go for a a 2-1 Albion win.
Score prediction: 2-1
Brighton: Knockaert, Murphy
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