Two sides with back to back defeats before the international break lock horns this weekend. Crystal Palace will be playing host to Brighton at Selhurst Park on Sunday with kickoff at 2 pm.
Palace heads into the match 12th on the rankings while their visitors 15th on the table. Brighton only has one win from their troubled start to their Premier League campaign.
Crystal Palace started the season on a high note while recording impressive wins over Southampton and Manchester United. However, the side registered setbacks against Everton and Chelsea, pushing the side to 12th.
Three of the six goals the side conceded came from a penalty spot in their last two outings. Their latest incidents see the side lack an end product when on the final third of their opponents despite their attacking options.
Despite bolstering their attack this season with new reinforcements, the side continues to rely on Wilfried Zaha for goals. It seems the right time to unleash loanee Michy Batshuayi with only 25 minutes so far since his switch.
Brighton keeps showing high spirits against strong teams in the side this season. However, losses against Manchester United, Everton, and Chelsea see Potter’s down sunk down to 15th spot with ten goals conceded in three matches. Potter might cherish bolstering his defense during the transfer window.
Crystal Palace vs. Brighton Head to Head
Both sides have 13 matches against each other, with Palace picking five wins while Brighton with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton
Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace
Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton
Everton 4-2 Brighton
Brighton 0-3 Man United
Brighton 2-3 Man United
Preston North End 0-2 Brighton
Newcastle 0-3 Brighton
Crystal Palace Team News
Gary Cahill might be in line for a comeback after picking a hamstring injury at the end of last season. Batshuayi will assume the role of Jordan Ayew in leading the attacking line. After making a last-minute free transfer, Nathaniel Clyne will start on the bench.
Brighton Team News
A major injury boost for Graham Potter is the return to training of Lamptey, who has been impressive so far in the season. A last game-time decision awaits Conolly, who looks set to recover in time after picking a knock during the international duty.
Prediction and Odds
Putting their defensive records behind, we do not expect a high goal-scoring affair this Sunday at Selhurst Park.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5