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Brighton v Bournemouth: match preview


Brighton and Bournemouth are 15th and 16th respectively and have identical records at the halfway stage of the season. But with only two wins between them from their last 16 matches combined, Graham Potter and Eddie Howe know nothing is guaranteed yet in terms of survival. Brighton were thumped 5-0 by the Cherries at home last season – their heaviest home league defeat since December 1973 – while Bournemouth are hoping to record successive away league victories for the first time since October 2018. Ed Aarons

Saturday 12.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season Brighton 0 Bournemouth 5

Referee Paul Tierney

This season G13 Y41 R0 3.15 cards/game

Odds H 10-11 A 7-2 D 5-2

BRIGHTON

Subs from Button, Steele, Bong, Bissouma, Balogun, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, Schelotto, Baluta, Connolly, Alzate, Mooy, Dunk

Doubtful Dunk (ill)

Injured March (groin, 1 Jan), Izquierdo (knee, Feb)

Suspended None

Discipline Y26 R2

Form LWDDLL

Leading scorer Maupay 7

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BOURNEMOUTH

Subs from Boruc, Travers, Ibe, Dobre, Surman, Solanke, Stanislas, Francis, Simpson

Doubtful Francis (knee)

Injured Aké (hamstring), Smith (ankle, both Jan), Brooks (ankle), Daniels (knee), Danjuma (foot), Kelly (thigh), H Wilson (leg, all unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y35 R1

Form LLLWLD

Leading scorer H Wilson 6



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