Premier League – Match-day 2: Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United
Newcastle, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in fourth place and three places above seventh placed Brighton, going into the clash.
Brighton & Hove Albion face his opponents, equal on points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Graham Potter’s men, following their recent away defeat at the hands of Manchester United in their last match.
Also, Brighton have enjoyed excellent form all season. Their position is seventh in the League and they have three points, that is, 1W, 0L and 0D having won one game.
A victory for Brighton & Hove Albion would put them on 6 points.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring record of two goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Pascal Gross (2), Alexis MacAllister (1), and Robert Sanchez. Brighton have conceded one goal.
Brighton are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Graham Potter is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players.
Newcastle United face their opponents with equal points, with both keen to make progress
Newcastle come to this match on the back of a 2-0 home win against Nottingham Forest at St James’ Park.
Also, that’s a run of one wins for Newcastle and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. Now they have 1 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourth place, with a total of three points having won one game.
Winning this fixture will see Newcastle United on 6 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Newcastle will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (2). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Fabian Schar (1), Callum Wilson (1), and Martin Dubravka. Newcastle have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.
Newcastle’s squad has depth, but even so, Eddie Howe is likely to be missing six of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Brighton and Newcastle have faced each other 14 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Brighton’s favour (6 – 3). Also, the Amex Stadium has proven to be something of a fortress for Brighton, where they have won all last two matches. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Players to watch
For Brighton, Pascal Gross contributed withtwo goals in one League fixtures this Premier League Season, while Fabian Schar is a top performing player who has scoredone goal in one League games so far for Newcastle.