Brighton host Burnley at The Amex this Saturday in a big weekend in the Premier League. Burnley will be looking to grab three points to get them out of the relegation zone whereas Brighton look for a win to put themselves back in the European football spots.
Brighton currently sit eighth in the Premier League after 15 games. The Seagulls have seven wins, four draws and four losses, leaving them on 25 points, one point from the Europa League places and five points behind the Champions League Places.
In their last five games in all competitions, Brighton have three wins, one draw and one loss. In the first game in a run of four with a red card, Brighton hosted Sheffield United. Simon Adingra opened the scoring for Brighton in the sixth minute but the red card to Mahmoud Dahoud gave Sheffield United the opening. An own goal from Adam Webster then gave The Blades the equaliser as the game finished 1 - 1. Another red card came Brighton’s way with Lewis Dunk’s dismissal, but a goal from Evan Ferguson and a brace from Joao Pedro gave Brighton the 3 - 2 win over Nottingham Forest.
In the Europa League, Brighton travelled to AEK Athens. A penalty from Pedro in the 55th minute was the only goal of the game as Brighton beat ten-man AEK Athens, who had Mijat Gacinovic sent off. The visit to Chelsea saw Conor Gallagher sent off, but ten-man Chelsea was able to fend off Brighton. A brace from Enzo Fernandez and a goal from former Brighton player Levi Colwill was enough to cancel out a goal from Facundo Buonanotte and Pedro for a 3 - 2 win.
The last time out for Brighton was against Brentford. A penalty from Bryan Mbeumo opened the scoring, but goals from Pascal Gross and Jack Hinselwood gave Brighton the 2 - 1 win.
Burnley, on the other hand, currently sit 19th and in the relegation zone. In 15 games, Burnley have two wins, one draw and 12 losses which leaves them on seven points, three points from safety.
In their last five games in all competitions, Burnley have one win and four losses. Jeffrey Schlupp opened the scoring for Crystal Palace in the first half and Tyrick Mitchell doubled Palace’s lead in the 94th minute for a 2 - 0 Crystal Palace win. Leandro Trossard drew first blood for Arsenal in the first half but Josh Brownhill equalised within the first ten minutes of the second half. Despite the red card to Fabio Vieira, William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko both scored to grab a 3 - 1 win for Arsenal.
A Jay Rodriguez penalty gave Burnley the lead against West Ham but The Hammers managed a late comeback. An own goal from Dara O’Shea and a goal from Tomas Soucek gave West Ham the 2 - 1 win. The second win for the entire Premier League season came against a ten-man Sheffield United. Rodriguez, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Zeki Amdouni, Luca Koleosho and Brownhill all scored in the 5 - 0 win for Burnley.
The most recent outing for Burnley was against Wolves on Tuesday. Hwang Hee-chan’s goal was the difference as Wolves took home a 1 - 0 win.
This will be the 40th meeting between Brighton and Burnley since the first meeting back in 1961. Both Brighton and Burnley have won on 12 occasions, with the other 15 meetings ending in a draw.