Brighton vs Fulham Preview: Seagulls And The Cottagers Clash At The Amex

Brighton head into game-week four of the Premier League and face a tough game against newly promoted and big spending, Fulham at The Amex.

The Seagulls go into the game coming off back to back 1-0 losses to Liverpool and Southampton in the League and Carabao Cup respectively.

However, their visitors Fulham head into the game coming off back to back wins against Burnley, in the league 4-2 and Exeter City in the Cup 2-0.

Fulham have spent big this summer becoming the first promoted side to spend over £100 million on players. Albion have also invested heavily spending £60 million on new players.

Team News

Brighton are set to be boosted by the return of their vice captain, Lewis Dunk who has missed the last two games after picking up an ankle injury in the win over Manchester United at home.

The Seagulls will also face a tough decision of who to play in the number ten role between Pascal Gross and Yves Bissouma.

Bissouma has impressed since joining and is always looking to be positive on the ball. Gross has featured in all four of Brighton’s games this season in all competitions.

Brighton will probably lineup as follows- Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Knockaert, Propper, Stephens, March, Bissouma and Murray.

Fulham will probably lineup as follows- Bettinelli, Fosu-Mensah, Odoi, Le Marchand, Bryan, Seri, McDonald, Cairney, Schurrle, Mitrovic, Vietto.

The front three will be dangerous for Fulham

If Fulham name the same front three above that started the win over Burnley. All the front three were involved in all four goals, Mitrovic scored two, Schurrle scored one and Vietto assisted two.

This means the three of them will provide a tough test for a Brighton defence that has failed to keep a clean sheet this season.

Bissouma is the player to watch for Brighton

If Bissouma does start ahead of Gross like I predicted, he will be one to watch out for. He has pace skill and one hell of a shot on him.

His pace and statue, being 5 foot 11 inches makes him a hard player to stop running, unless you blatantly foul him.

Score Prediction

I think Saturday is going to be a tough game, but both are likely to concede and could score goals going forward. It’s hard to predict the score, but the score 3-2 Brighton springs to mind so I’m going to plump for that as a prediction.

 

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