Match Preview – Bristol City vs Brighton – 06/11/16

Brighton face 6th placed Bristol City in what looks to be an intense affair.

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Bristol have acquired 7 points in their last 5 games. This includes two wins, two losses, and a draw. Disappointing losses to Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff will be frustrating for the Robins.

Brighton have acquired 13 points in their last 5 games. Impressive victories over Sheffield Wednesday and a 5-0 thrashing of fellow promotion contenders, Norwich, has boosted positivity among the Seagulls supporters. Brighton were pegged back by Preston, an extremely disappointing result for Chris Hughton’s men.


Last Time Out

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The last time these two sides met was back in February. Brighton were victorious with a straight-forward 4 nil victory. The goals came from Murphy, Hemed, Baldock and an own-goal from Mark Little.


Familiar Faces

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Sam Baldock is the only player to feature for both Brighton and Bristol. Baldock scored 24 league goals for Bristol City in the 2013/14 season. Unfortunately, he couldn’t help get the club promoted that season.


Fact of the day:

The play off final match at the Millennium Stadium between Bristol and Brighton was 12 years and 154 days ago as of today!


We are looking forward to…_91380258_tammy_abraham

How the Albion cope with on-loan striker, Tammy Abraham. The Chelsea youngster has scored 9 goals in 15 Championship games this season. However he has only scored 1 of these goals in his last 5 games.


Verdict

Bristol City are a much improved team this year. If they manage to keep some consistency for the rest of the season, there is no reason why they can’t finish in the play-offs. They will be a tough opponent for Chris Hughton’s side. Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy have been rock-solid this season. Given the fact that Abraham (who has scored 9 of Bristol’s 23 goals) isn’t on his best form as well makes me think Brighton will edge this match.

Prediction:

BHAFC: 2 – Murray, Baldock

Bristol: 0 – N/A

Article by George Carden

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