Travesty That Fans Not Able To Attend Game Against Rivals

The Premier League returns this weekend after a short break with one of two fixtures that fans of both clubs look for when the full list is released ahead of the new campaign. It is a travesty that no fans will be in Selhurst Park to see it which will make the game with our rivals a very different experience.

DATE

18th October 2020

KICK OFF

2pm

VENUE

Selhurst Park Stadium, Holmesdale Road, Selhurst, London SE25 6PU

LAST TIME

Back in December last year, Brighton visited South London and returned to the South Coast with a point. They took the lead through Neal Maupay early in the second half but their nemesis Wilfried Zaha popped up with an equaliser to ensure the points were to be shared.

WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – Vicente Guaita (8.3)

OFFICIALS

REFEREE – Stuart Attwell

ASSISTANTS – Neil Davies, Marc Perry, Lee Mason (fourth official)

VAR – Kevin Friend, Simon Beck (assistant)

INJURY CONCERNS

PALACE – Patrick van Aanholt, James Tomkins, Gary Cahill, Nathan Ferguson, Connor Wickham, Jeffrey Schlupp, Michy Batshuayi, James McCarthy,

CHELSEA – Davy Propper, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Tariq Lamptey, Aaron Connolly, Florin Andone, Joe Izquierdo, Christian Walton

SUSPENSIONS

None

DISCIPLINARY

RED CARDS – Yves Bissouma (1)

YELLOW CARDS – Joel Ward (2), James McCarthy (1), Jeffrey Schlupp (1), Wilfried Zaha (1), James McArthur (1), Alirez Jahanbakhsh (1), Ben White (1), Leandro Trossard (1), Lewis Dunk (1), Steven Alzate (1), Tariq Lamptey (1)

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 29/02/2020 Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Crystal Palace
  • 16/12/2019 Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 09/03/2019 Crystal Palace 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 04/12/2018 Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 Crystal Palace
  • 14/04/2018 Crystal Palace 3-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Last FIVE results for Palace;

  • 03/10/2020 Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Place
  • 26/09/2020 Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton
  • 19/09/2020 Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace
  • 15/09/2020 Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace
  • 12/09/2020 Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Last FIVE results for Brighton;

  • 03/10/2020 Everton 4-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 30/09/2020 Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United
  • 26/09/2020 Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Manchester United
  • 23/09/2020 Preston North End 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 20/09/2020 Newcastle United 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

RECORD AGAINST BRIGHTON

  • Played 103
  • Won 37
  • Drawn 26
  • Lost 40

ONE TO WATCH

TARIQ LAMPTEY

FORMER CLUBS – Chelsea

The young defender made the move to the Amex in January after making just one appearance for the Blues. He has already received rave reviews in his short time on the South Coast after impressing at right back. The 20-year-old recently made his debut for England in the under 21s having made apearances for the under 18s, 19s and 20s.

KEY CLASH

WILFRIED ZAHA v BEN WHITE

The young defender will have the job of keeping tabs on Brighton’s nemesis in this game and his successful stint on loan at Leeds United last season will stand him in good stead, hence why Brighton turned down a bid from the Elland Road side. Zaha has been in good form so far this season and will be looking to bounce back from a poor showing at Chelsea last time out.

PRE MATCH FACTS

  • Brighton have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches
  • Palace enter the fixture off the back of 2 consecutive league defeats
  • Brighton have only won at Selhurst Park once in their last 6 visits
  • Palace are unbeaten in the last 2 meetings between the sides
  • There have been 6 Premier League meetings between the clubs and the record is identical (2W, 1D, 1L)

PRE MATCH STATS

  • GOALS – Wilfried Zaha (3)
  • ASSISTS – Andros Townsend (2 – joint 3rd in Premier League)
  • PASSES – James McArthur (132)
  • TACKLES – Tyrick Mitchell (19 – joint top in Premier League)
  • TOUCHES – Joel Ward (209)
  • SHOTS – Wilfried Zaha (10 – joint 17th in Premier League)
  • SAVES – Vicente Guaita (13 – joint 3rd in Premier League)

PREDICTION

No fans in Selhurst Park will most likely work in favour of the visitors which will make the job that much harder for the Eagles but the two sides are very evenly match. Both sides come into the game off the back of a defeat which they will be keen on rectifying ahead of a run of four games until the next internatinal break.

FINAL SCORE: 1-1

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 13/8
  • Draw – 21/10
  • Away – 13/8
  • Both teams to score – 17/20

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