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30 Dec 2017 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs Brighton Preview

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When? Saturday 30th December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? St James’ Park

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

Are tickets still available?

Newcastle - https://tickets.nufc.co.uk/

Brighton – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Newcastle W2, Brighton W3
Premier League meetings: Brighton W1
All-time meetings: Newcastle W9, Brighton W9, D3

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Darlow; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Merino, Shelvey, Atsu; Perez; Gayle

Unavailable: Elliot (Injured) Colback (Injured), Haidara (Injured), Gamez (Injured), Mitrovic (Injured)

Doubtful: Lejeune (Injured), Hayden (Injured)

BRIGHTON

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

Unavailable: Sidwell (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
A tight game is on the cards at St James' Park as neither side can afford a defeat here. Brighton edged the reverse fixture 1-0 and it will likely be a safety approach by both teams here so consider the draw or give some thought to low goals and under 2.5 is tempting for these low scoring teams.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time Newcastle beat Brighton at home was early last season as both teams planned for a long campaign ahead with promotion to the Premier League being the objective. Newcastle would lay down an early marker in the race for the title as they beat the Seagulls 2-1, while both outfits would secure automatic promotion in May of this year.

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