Brighton & Hove Albion will finally play out one of their games in hand as they bid to get into the top four against all the odds this season with the Seagulls set to welcome Crystal Palace to the AMEX.
It's the 111th edition of the A23 derby on Wednesday night, and oddly enough, both teams now enter this clash with 40 wins on the board each and 30 other draws, meaning the winner can one-up their rivals here. Quite incredibly, five of the games between these two have ended in 1-1 draws since Brighton cam into the Premier League, with the Seagulls winning just two of these games and Crystal Palace winning three. The other Premier League outing has ended in a 0-0 draw.
In this campaign, however, Brighton are in stunning form. Their winning run was brought to an end by Leeds United last time out, as Alexis Mac Allister scored in the first half before two goals from Leeds in a 2-2 draw.
A magnificent 4-0 win over West ham United just before this was one of their best wins of the season, and Brighton now head into this game with three games in hand to play over Tottenham Hotspur as well as a nine-point gap. A victory here would get the club well on their way to a European spot.
Crystal Palace have not won a game in the past month, as they lost to Manchester City at Selhurst Park last time out after alos losing 1-0 to Aston Villa two weeks back. Further draws with Brentford and Liverpool mean they remain in 12th and behind Brighton by 12 points and Chelse in 10th by 10 points.
Kaoru Mitoma to score first and Brighton 3-1 is boosted to 66/1 in this game, while Alexis Mac Allister to score from outside the area is up at 16/1 - Mac Allister has scored in each of his last 2 Premier League games and is Brighton's top scorer this season. 2+ shots on target each team in each half is also priced at 10/1, while Evan Ferguson 2+ shots on target sits at 15/8 Ferguson has had 2+ shots on target in 2 of his last 3 Premier League games.
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