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Brighton vs Fulham: Premier League 2023/24 Match Preview

Brighton & Hove Albion host Fulham at The American Express Community Stadium in a crucial Premier League clash on Saturday.

Brighton and Fulham have each suffered defeats in their most recent Premier League fixtures. The Seagulls were defeated 2-1 by Manchester City, and Fulham faced a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. In their respective last five Premier League matches, Brighton recorded no wins, three losses, and two draws, whereas Fulham secured two wins, endured two losses, and settled for one draw.

In the previous 14 head-to-head encounters, Fulham has secured the majority of victories. Brighton emerged victorious in 5 matches, while Fulham triumphed in 6, and 3 matches concluded in draws. Notably, Fulham has remained unbeaten against Brighton & Hove Albion in their last 7 meetings, winning 4 times and drawing 3.

Currently, Brighton & Hove Albion rank 7th, while Fulham hold 13th position in the league table. The match is very crucial for both teams in various contexts. Brighton will be eagerly fighting to stop their losing campaign and taste a win, On the other hand, Fulham will be giving their all to register more wins after losing to Tottenham Hotspur.

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WHEN & WHERE?

Venue: The American Express Community Stadium
Date: Saturday, 29 October 2023
Time: Kick off at 7:30 PM BST

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Salisbury Michael
Assistant Referees: Tim Wood, Derek Eaton
Video Assistant Referee: Peter Bankes
Fourth Official: Tim Robinson

TEAM NEWS

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As we know football is a game of speed, energy, and time. Each player’s best contribution sums up the victory of any team. Each player gave their best for his respective teams, and while doing so they got injured. Sometimes it’s minor and other times it’s major injury. This is the top reason for disturbing the balance of any squad. The same is also true for Brighton and Fulham as well.

Pervis Estupinan, Julio Enciso, Jakub Moder, Solly March, and Danny Welbeck are still out of Brighton’s squad due to injury. Roberto De Zebri is still facing challenges to maintain the spark and balance of the team without these important players. On the other hand, the good news is Jakub Moder is back training with Brighton after his long-term injury issues, but won’t be expected back until next month.

Issa Diop, Tosin Adarabioyo, Adama Traore, and Kenny Tete are currently absent from the Fulham squad. While some of them are recovering quickly, they require additional time to regain full fitness. Consequently, Fulham’s manager, Marco Silva, is grappling with the challenge of not having his ideal team at the moment. The positive news is that there’s a possibility that Adama Traore and Kenny Tete could make a return to the squad, although no official confirmation has been provided by the club.

MATCH ANALYSIS

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Following their unsuccessful attempt to defeat Manchester City at Etihad Stadium, Brighton is now directing all their efforts towards winning the upcoming match against Fulham on their home turf. This presents an excellent opportunity for the host to break their streak of winless matches. Meanwhile, Fulham will be looking to bounce back from their recent 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. It’s worth noting that Fulham has managed only one victory in their last six away matches in the Premier League.

While Fulham may trail behind Brighton in the rankings, the visiting team has secured three victories in their nine matches played. Fulham’s top-flight wins have been against Everton, Luton Town, and Sheffield United, underscoring their potential. On the other hand, Brighton has exhibited a more favorable home record in the Premier League compared to their away results. The Seagulls have suffered just two defeats in their last 13 home games, highlighting the host’s advantage in this context.

Despite all records, stats, and analysis no one is sure about winning or losing the particular team. One player is enough to change the direction and condition of the game.

KEY PLAYERS

Evan Ferguson

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The Irish striker has managed to score 4 goals in nine matches for the club. Despite his team’s overall performance struggles, he has consistently demonstrated his effectiveness in scoring, attacking, and influencing the game. As for the upcoming match on Sunday, we can anticipate an exciting partnership between Evan Ferguson and Ansu Fati, with hopes that they will lead the team to secure their long-awaited victory in the league.

Bobby Reid

The Jamaican forward has already scored 2 goals in the Premier League campaign. From his last few match performances, we can say that he is in great touch, and will stress for Brighton’s defenders. He made some amazing tackles in the last game against Tottenham Hotspur.

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PREDICTED LINEUPS

Brighton predicted lineup vs Fulham: Steele (GK), Veltman, Dunk, Van Hecke, Milner, Gross, Baleba, Joao Pedro, Adingra, Welbeck, Mitoma.

Fulham predicted lineup vs Brighton: Leno (GK), Robinson, Bassey, Ream, Castagne, Lukic, J. Palhinha, Andreas, De Cordova-Reid, Vinicius, Willian.

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