Brighton has a golden chance to steer clear of any relegation woes this week when they welcome Brighton home. The match schedules for Monday evening at Falmer Stadium with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Seagulls begin their weekend seven points above the relegation zone after an improved run of form. On the other hand, Palace dropped to 14th position courtesy of two successive defeats.
Graham Potter proved most of the supporters wrong last weekend after fielding a strong starting XI at the Amex Stadium last weekend. Following a six-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, the Seagulls shook off any relegation woes. It gives the side a reason to believe they can fight for a mid-table spot.
Finding the back of the net has been a significant issue for the Seagulls, who were left frustrated after a dominant display against Aston Villa ended in a goalless draw. However, the side boasts of an incredible defensive record conceding only one goal since January 16. It is a record the side will be looking to extend as they face off against an injury-plagued Palace side.
Even though Roy Hogdson sits ten points clear of the bottom three, it remains a significant hassle to fight off relegation battles amid an injury crisis. The London side has failed to lay a glove on either Leeds United or Burnley.
Brighton vs. Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other, with Brighton takes home four wins while Crystal Palace has five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brighton 0-0 Aston Villa
Leicester City 1-0 Brighton
Burnley 1-1 Brighton
Liverpool 0-1 Brighton
Brighton 0-0 Fulham
Crystal Palace 0-3 Burnley
Leeds United 2-0 Crystal Palace
Newcastle 1-2 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolves
Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham
Brighton Team News
Adam Webster might earn a recall to the starting XI this Monday evening after recovering from an injury. Potter might choose to revert to a back three after an impressive defensive output against Aston Villa.
Crystal Palace Team News
With Zaha sidelined with a knee injury, Hodgson could give Jean-Phillipe Mateta a recall to the starting XI. Other recalls to the starting XI this Monday evening includes Gary Cahill and Andros Townsend after impressive displays against Burnley. James McCarthy returned to training and could feature in the midfield.
Prediction and Odds
Palace is currently under pressure when it comes to two below-par performances in their recent encounters.
Goals Under 2.5
Brighton to Score