Premier League In Focus – Brighton vs Newcastle Preview

When? Sunday 24th September, 16:00 (UK)

Where? The AMEX

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Brighton W3, Newcastle W2, D0
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: No previous meetings
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Brighton W8, Newcastle W9, D3

Brighton have kept just one clean sheet in the Premier League this season - they took the lead against Bournemouth last week but went on to lose 2-1.

They are looking for back-to-back home wins having registered their solitary Premier League victory of the season when they defeated West Brom 3-1 in their previous home game.

Brighton’s last home league win against Newcastle was back in January 1991 when they won 4-2. Their most recent home win against Newcastle was a 2-0 win in the third round of the FA Cup in 2013.

Newcastle come into the fixture having won three consecutive Premier League matches, a sequence that has seen them move into fourth place in the league table behind only Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Newcastle haven’t conceded a goal during the first half in any of their five Premier League fixtures this season. Brighton have conceded just one first half goal during their five Premier League matches.

There has been just one goal scored in each of Newcastle’s two away Premier League matches this season.

Newcastle did ‘the double’ over Brighton last season when they were both competing in the Championship. In their home fixture Newcastle won 2-0, whilst away from home they recovered from falling a goal behind to win 2-1.

Brighton 1-2 Newcastle – 28/02/17