Tuesday, January 25

Brighton vs Crystal Palace: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Gameweek 22 of the Premier League will kick off on Friday when Brighton host Crystal Palace.

The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last three league games, having seen off Brentford and Everton either side of a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Things have been a bit more all-over for Palace, who conceded three against both Tottenham and West Ham but also put their own trio of goals past Norwich.

Here’s all you need to know about this game.

When is kick off? Friday 14 January, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? AMEX Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), NBC Universo (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel
Referee? Robert Jones
VAR? Stuart Attwell

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Mwepu should be back / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Enock Mwepu should overcome a hamstring injury in time for this one, and there’s also a slim chance of centre-back Lewis Dunk returning from his knee issue, although maybe don’t get your hopes up about that one.

Yves Bissouma continues to be unavailable as he is away at the African Cup of Nations.

Conor GallagherConor Gallagher

Gallagher should start / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Conor Gallagher should return to the starting lineup after overcoming an illness, and he may well be joined by winger Michael Olise, who has impressed off the bench in recent weeks.

Palace have their own AFCON absentees to worry about too. Jordan Ayew, Cheikhou Kouyate and Wilfried Zaha are all missing for the time being.

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These sides have met 24 times, and each have enjoyed eight wins, eight draws and eight losses.

It’s been a while since Brighton won though. They last beat Palace in March 2019, when Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert were on the scoresheet, and have failed to beat the Eagles in their five attempts since.

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These two drew 1-1 earlier in the season but Palace ended 2020/21 on top, picking up their own 2-1 win in February 2021.

Neal Maupay, Marc CucurellaNeal Maupay, Marc Cucurella

Brighton should win this one / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

These two don’t always combine to score a lot of goals, but things have been different recently. Palace’s last five matches have all involved at least three strikes, while Brighton have netted twice in two of their last three games.

Brighton come into this one feeling good, but Bissouma’s absence is going to hit hard. The same can be said of Palace, who might struggle with Zaha out of the picture.

Graham Potter’s men should have enough about them to win this, and expect their typically resolute defence to cause real problems here.

Prediction: Brighton 2-0 Crystal Palace


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