After their amazing start to the season which saw them struggle at the top of the table, the Brighton Seagulls stalled during the autumn, and must now take points in order not to suffer a worrying end to the season.
Indeed, Neal Maupay’s teammates were the surprise of the start of the season, ranked among the European places after a little less than ten days. But since the correction received against Manchester City at home (1-4), the dynamic has been completely reversed for Brighton, who only won two of their last eleven Premier League meetings since that clash with Skyblues. The objective will therefore be to relaunch a positive dynamic, in the continuity of the great victory acquired at Everton two weeks ago.
But opposite, Crystal Palace has all the trap. Irregular and sometimes imprecise, Patrick Viera’s men fail to create a hit streak, whether good or bad. Twelfth in the Premier League, Wilfried Zaha’s teammates remain on a cruel defeat against West Ham in the league (2-3), and a precious but difficult victory against Milwall, resident of Championship, in the FA Cup (1-2).
The opinion of the editorial staff: 2-1
Facing an irregular and defensively Friable Crystal Palace team, Brighton should restart a good series and win, thus relaunching themselves in the race for Europe.
The probable compositions
Brighton : Sanchez – Burn, Veltman, Duffy – Lamptey, McAllister, Moder, Lallana, Cucurella – Trossard, Maupay
Crystal Palace : Guaita – Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell – Gallagher, Hughes, Schlupp – Olise, Benteke, Edouard
The meeting will be to follow this Friday at 9:00 p.m. in co-broadcast on the antennas of Canal+Sport and RMC Sport.