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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United match preview
These two clubs both achieved significantly above expectations last season, but both come into this clash following defeats last weekend.
Brighton & Hove Albion were beaten 3-1 by West Ham at the Amex on Saturday, despite having 78% possession, and more than double the number of shots the Hammers mustered.
Against all the statistics, the Irons were 3-0 up at one stage, before Pascal Groß lashed home a consolation from long-range towards the end.
This was a first defeat of the season for Roberto De Zerbi’s team, having started the campaign with back-to-back 4-1 wins, hammering both Luton at home and then Wolves at Molineux.
So here, before their first-ever European campaign gets up-and-running later this month, will the Seagulls get back to winning ways?
Newcastle United meantime finished fourth last time round, so will be returning to the Champions League after 20 years away in little over a fortnight.
The Magpies lost just two of their final 14 fixtures to conclude the previous campaign, but have already been beaten twice just three games into this season.
Last Sunday’s clash with Liverpool was all going to plan for Eddie Howe’s team, taking the lead through Anthony Gordon before the Reds were reduced to ten-men mere moments later.
However, the Toon Army failed to kill the game off and we’re royally made to pay the price, with Liverpool equalising late on, before scoring a near-identical winner in stoppage time.
When Newcastle demolished Aston Villa on the opening day, everything was hunky-dory on Tyneside, but successive defeats at the hands of Manchester City and Liverpool have brought them right back down to earth.
Meanwhile, the Magpies are winless in six visits to Brighton, drawing four of them, victorious only once in their last 11 visits to Sussex, this coming in 2017, when the pair were promoted from the Championship together.
Who will win this high-quality Saturday evening clash by the South Coast?
Brighton & Hove Albion team news
In goal, Bart Verbruggen made his debut against West Ham, chosen over Jason Steele, so is the Dutchman now Brighton’s number one?
Danny Welbeck and Evan Ferguson were in the team together last weekend, this is something of a rarity, so will Roberto De Zerbi continue with this strike partnership?
Fit-again Adam Webster will keep his place alongside Lewis Dunk, chosen over Jan Paul van Hecke or new signing Igor.
James Milner will make his 623rd Premier League appearance, now just nine short of Ryan Giggs’ tally, still 29 adrift Gareth Barry’s all-time record that he is on course to break later this season.
Predicted XI (4-5-1): Verbruggen; Milner, Webster, Dunk, Estupiñán; Gilmour, Groß, March, João Pedro, Mitoma; Ferguson.
Newcastle United team news
With Sven Botman sidelined, Dan Burn is likely to shift into centre-back, with Mat Targett coming into the back-line.
Anthony Gordon scored at St James’ Park for the very first time last weekend, so will he score in back-to-back games here?
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Pope, Trippier, Schär, Burn, Targett; Guimarães, Tonali, Joelinton; Almirón, Isak, Gordon.