Brighton Preview vs Huddersfield (A): Seagulls And Terriers Clash In Must Win Game For Both Sides

Brighton will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend when they travel to Huddersfield in the Premier League.

The Seagulls have only picked up one point from their last three games, after Jamie Vardy rescued a point for ten-man Leicester last weekend at the Amex.

However, Huddersfield head into the clash in great form having won their last two matches against Fulham and Wolves and in doing so have moved out of the relegation and find themselves just two places and five points behind Albion.

The Terriers got the better of Brighton last season at the John Smith Stadium, beating Albion 2-0, before then drawing with the Seagulls at the Amex.

Team News

Brighton will be hoping to have club-record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh fit and available for selection, after he has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury he picked up at Everton.

All of Martin Montoya, Gaetan Bong and Solly March will be looking to make a return to the starting eleven after they were dropped for the Leicester game with Bruno, Bernardo and Pascal Gross starting in their place.

Both Glenn Murray and Matthew Ryan are expected to start despite picking up knocks in the draw against Leicester.

The only certain absentee for the visitors will be Dale Stephens, who will serve the second of his three match ban.

Huddersfield will have Mathias Jorgensen available after missing the win over Wolves due to  suspension after he picked up his fifth booking in the win over Fulham.

Steve Mounie, who scored a brace against Brighton last season in the 2-0 win at the John Smith Stadium, is set to lead the line on Saturday.

Murray Will Be The Man To Stop For Huddersfield

One man that Huddersfield will need to keep an eye on this Saturday is Glenn Murray.  Albion’s top scorer grabbed his seventh goal of the season in the 1-1 draw against Leicester.

The even more impressive thing is that Murray has scored his seven goals from nine shots on target, which means that Huddersfield will try not to allow him to have many efforts on target as otherwise they might end up with Murray putting the ball in the back of the net.

Murray was impressive last season for the Seagulls scoring 14 goals in all competitions. However at the age of 35, Murray has impressed even more this season scoring seven goals in just 13 games this season.

His form has seen him go past the 100 mark for Albion in terms of goals scored, having 101 to his name and is only 23 goals from becoming the Seagulls all-time record goal scorer.

To have scored 101 goals in 231 appearances for Brighton over two spells is very impressive and is something Murray will add to if he continues to play like he has been this season.

Score Prediction

I think Saturday’s game will be a hard one to call, so I’m going for a 1-1 draw.


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