Premier League In Focus – Brighton vs Bournemouth Preview

When? Monday 1st January, 12:30 (UK)

Where? The AMEX Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Brighton - https://www.seagullstickets.com/

Bournemouth - https://tickets.afcb.co.uk/Online/mapSelect.asp

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Bournemouth W4, D1
Premier League meetings: Bournemouth W1
All-time meetings: Brighton W37, Bournemouth W41, D28

BRIGHTON

Predicted line-up: Ryan; Bruno Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Murphy; Gross; Hemed

Unavailable: Sidwell (Injured)

Doubtful:

BOURNEMOUTH

Predicted line-up: Begovic; Francis, S. Cook, Ake, A. Smith; Fraser, L. Cook, Arter, Pugh; Wilson, Afobe

Unavailable: Federici (Injured), Mings (Injured), Defoe (Injured), B. Smith (Injured), Stanislas (Injured), King (Injured)

Doubtful: Surman (Injured), Daniels (Injured)

PREDICTION
These two teams sit outside the relegation zone and they will be aware they need to keep picking up points with those around them doing so. Goals have not been easy to come by for Brighton so they will aim to keep it tight and a low scoring or goalless draw may suit both sides ultimately.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time that Brighton beat Bournemouth was 10 years to the day of this fixture being played. Alex Revell was the hero as his hat-trick was the difference, with the Seagulls narrowly winning by three goals to two.