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[Albion] Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace *** Official Match Thread ***



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Albion v Palace

PREMIER LEAGUE

Venue:
The American Express Community Stadium
Date: Wednesday 15th March 2023
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
Referee: Peter Bankes
Assistants: Marc Perry, Nick Greenhaigh
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper
VAR: Andre Marriner
Additional VAR: Nick Hopton

TEAM NEWS

Adam Webster is available for Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday despite twice pulling up injured during Saturday's draw against Leeds.


Fellow defender Tariq Lamptey missed that match and will be assessed.

Cheick Doucoure returns for Crystal Palace after serving a one-match suspension.

Fellow midfielder Will Hughes should be available after illness ruled him out of the narrow weekend defeat by Manchester City.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • This is the 100th league meeting between the sides, with Crystal Palace ahead by 37 wins to Brighton's 35.
  • Palace's current seven-match Premier League unbeaten run in this fixture consists of five 1-1 draws and two away wins.
  • Albion have only earned one point from their last three home league fixtures versus Crystal Palace, despite attempting 65 shots and facing just 19 across those games.
Albion
  • Brighton need one more win to equal the club Premier League record of 12 in a season, set last year.
  • They have scored 45 league goals this season and have only been more prolific in two top-flight campaigns, scoring 54 times in 1980-81 and 47 in 1979-80.
  • Sixteen of their past 20 league goals have come in the second half of matches.
  • The Seagulls are yet to lose a Premier League game this season against a team currently lower than 11th in the table. Crystal Palace are 12th.
  • Brighton won only one of their 17 Premier League matches played on a Wednesday (W1-D8-L8), a 1-0 victory at Liverpool on 3 February 2021. The Seagulls' Wednesday PL home record is W0-D3-L3.
  • Danny Welbeck's next league appearance will be the 300th of his career.
Palace
  • Crystal Palace are winless in their 10 league games in 2023, failing to score a first-half goal in any of them (D5, L5).
  • The Eagles have only had two longer Premier League winless streaks: 15 matches from November 1997 to March 1998, and 14 from December 2015 to April 2016.
  • Palace are the first team to go three consecutive Premier League games without managing an attempt on target since such data was first recorded in 2003-04.
  • They have failed to score in an unsurpassed 12 Premier League fixtures this season.
  • Patrick Vieira's side are winless in all 16 league encounters this season against teams currently in the top half of the table.
  • Wilfried Zaha is one short of his 300th Premier League appearance. He has gone nine top-flight matches without scoring.

Roberto De Zerbi's Palace Press Conference



 
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bhafc99

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Oct 14, 2003
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Dubai
After the last few years of torture and injustice that these games have been, would be SOOO good to win this comfortably, so we can ENJOY it.
 










Feb 23, 2009
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Brighton factually.....
hmmmm rough couple of days for Mr Freakout, i have woken up all melancholy.

Could just be the black dog coming back though, it is nearly full moon.

Someone cheer me up please.
 


Klaas

I've changed this
Nov 1, 2017
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hmmmm rough couple of days for Mr Freakout, i have woken up all melancholy.

Could just be the black dog coming back though, it is nearly full moon.

Someone cheer me up please.


(seriously though, hope you are doing ok and the boys give you a boost tonight :thumbsup: )
 






TWOCHOICEStom

Well-known member
Sep 22, 2007
10,643
Brighton
Someone cheer me up please.

Well, I have recently moved back from Swannyland so this will be my first ever game seeing RDZ's Albion. This week I sorted my season ticket from next year and got Palace and Grimsby tickets.

I have only ever seen us lose against Palace 5 times and was at Grimsby when we got relegated.

Hope that helps.
 


Feb 23, 2009
23,267
Brighton factually.....
Well, I have recently moved back from Swannyland so this will be my first ever game seeing RDZ's Albion. This week I sorted my season ticket from next year and got Palace and Grimsby tickets.

I have only ever seen us lose against Palace 5 times and was at Grimsby when we got relegated.

Hope that helps.
Not really, but i share your luck.
Glad your back in Sussex, let's hope for better luck and enjoy tonight and Sunday eh.
 
















Feb 23, 2009
23,267
Brighton factually.....
His quote about the fans being an extra player - “we have to be good to put them in the game” is a great indicator of his passion and understanding of how fans tick.
In fairness it is not rocket science is it, something Potter did not get though even with his bachelor's degree in monotony.
 


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