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26 Apr 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Burnley vs Brighton Preview

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When? Saturday 28th April, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Turf Moor

What channel is it on? Burnley vs Brighton will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Burnley - https://www.ticketbis.net/burnley-v-brighton-tickets/ev331440

Brighton - SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Brighton W1, D4
Premier League meetings: D1
All-time meetings: Burnley W9, Brighton W10, D11

BURNLEY

Predicted line-up: Pope; Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward; Lennon, Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson; Wood, Barnes

Unavailable: Brady (Injured), Defour (Injured), Arfield (Injured)

Doubtful: N'Koudou (Injured), Mee (Injured)

BRIGHTON

Predicted line-up: Ryan; Schelotto, Dunk, Duffy, Bong; Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Izquierdo; Gross; Murray

Unavailable: Sidwell (Injured), Brown (Injured), Skalak (Injured), Propper (Suspended)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Sean Dyche’s Burnley have been seventh in the Premier League for a large portion of the season and they could confirm their place in next season’s Europa League if results go their way this weekend. They go into this game eight points clear of Everton and if Sam Allardyce’s men don’t win at Huddersfield then the Clarets' incredible season will be complete.

They would however like to secure seventh place on their own terms and they will look to do so when they play host to Brighton this weekend. The Seagulls are looking for points to secure their own fate, although theirs is the hope of staying in the division.

This cause was certainly boosted after a spirited home draw with Tottenham last week which put them seven points clear of the drop zone, but even with that margin, manager Chris Hughton will not let his players relax just yet.

Burnley have only picked up a point from their last two league outings after winning the last four previous to that. That said, it should not take anything away from their heroic efforts this season and they should go on to confirm their Europa League exploits next season with a home win on Saturday.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The opening day of the 2002-03 Division One season saw Burnley play host to Brighton at Turf Moor and it was the visitors who picked up their first set of maximum points of the campaign. The Seagulls were by far the better team as they raced into a 3-0 lead, one that assured them of victory.

Burnley did get a late goal through Lee Briscoe, but it was nothing more than a scant consolation as the Brighton fans who made the long journey to Lancashire had every reason to celebrate on the way home.


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