January 12, 2022 5:42 PM
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Alex Sarwar

Brighton vs Crystal Palace Preview & Prediction

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When is Brighton vs Crystal Palace taking place? Brighton vs Crystal Palace will take place on Friday 14th January, 2022 at 20:00 (UK)

Where is Brighton vs Crystal Palace taking place? Brighton vs Crystal Palace will take place at The American Express Community Stadium in Falmer

Where can I get tickets for Brighton vs Crystal Palace? Ticket information for Brighton vs Crystal Palace can be found on each club’s official website

What TV channel is Brighton vs Crystal Palace on in the UK? Brighton vs Crystal Palace will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Brighton vs Crystal Palace in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Brighton vs Crystal Palace live via Sky Go



  • Victories for Brighton in both league and cup over the past two weeks sees them enter this contest full of confidence, with Graham Potter’s side having now lost just one of their last eight fixtures in all competitions.
  • Midfield enforcer Yves Bissouma is away at the Africa Cup of Nations and won’t feature here, whilst Lewis Dunk is out injured as well as Enock Mwepu, who is likely to miss a few weeks.


  • Crystal Palace may have been beaten in their most recent Premier League match at home to West Ham, but showed admirable fight having been 0-3 down, reducing the arrears to 2-3 and bounced back expertly with a hard-fought 0-2 win away at Championship side Millwall in the FA Cup last weekend.
  • The Eagles have been hit with numerous Africa Cup of Nations absentees with Jordan Ayew, Cheikhou Kouyate and Wilfried Zaha all away at the tournament, while central midfielder James McArthur and defender James Tomkins are out through injury.



PREDICTED XI (4-1-3-2): Sanchez; Lamptey, Webster, Burn, Cucurella; Lallana; Gross, Mac Allister, Moder; Maupay, Trossard

UNAVAILABLE: Bissouma (International duty), Dunk (Injured), Sarmiento (Injured), Mwepu (Injured)



PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Hughes, Gallagher; Olise, Benteke, Edouard

UNAVAILABLE: Ayew (International duty), Kouyate (International duty), Zaha (International duty), Tomkins (Injured), McArthur (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Guaita (Fitness)


With a fierce rivalry between the respective fans of these two sides, a feisty affair is on the cards at the Amex with Brighton hoping to continue their good recent form. However, Crystal Palace boast a number of dangerous attacking players, even without the services of Zaha and the hosts will have to be on their guard, particularly when it comes to the counter-attack. Whilst Brighton will look to dominate possession and dictate play throughout, the Eagles will be waiting for their opportunity to strike. Form can often go out of the window when it comes to a rivalry of this magnitude with the team best placed to handle the pressure of the occasion coming out on top. When taking into account the ramifications a defeat would bring to either side, both are likely to prioritise defensive stability first and foremost, which may lead to a shortage of clear-cut opportunities. Therefore, consider backing under 2.5 goals scored in this one as has been the case in each of Brighton’s last four home matches.


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