Brighton vs Stoke City Preview:
Probable starting lineups:
Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo, Murray, Gross
Grant, Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer, Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters, Jese, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting
Brighton are undefeated on the last four matches and they will be looking to extend their good series on Monday when host Stoke City. The newcomers in the Premier League have collected eight points in the last four rounds which put them in the middle of the table with 15 points. Glenn Murray scored four goals in the last three matches and he is most deserved for good series. Brighton managed to beat Swansea City and West Ham in the previous two matches on road. They have better results on home ground and are undefeated since the opening match in this season when lost to the leaders Manchester City. The last two home matches ended with goals on both sides - 1:1. Their opponents were Southampton and Everton. Here are these results:
29.10.2017. Brighton v Southampton 1:1
15.10.2017. Brighton v Everton 1:1
Most of the players are ready for Brighton, but Steve Sidwell is still recovering from injury, while Mat Ryan and Sam Baldock are rated as doubtful.
Stoke City had better results in the last two matches. They shared the points with Leicester City at home ground and managed to beat Watford on road. Previously they had bad series when lost four matches in five rounds. The Potters currently sit on the 15th position with 12 points, three less than the relegation zone. The gap with Brighton is also three points even they sit so high on the eighth position. Stoke City, same as Brighton, have better results on home ground. They have earned only four points on road including the last victory against Watford. Here are the last results:
04.11.2017. Stoke City v Leicester 2:2
28.10.2017. Watford v Stoke City 0:1
Manager Mark Hughes can not count on injured Stephen Ireland and Jack Butland for this match, while Glen Johnson and Geoff Cameron are doubtful.
The last league match between Brighton and Stoke were in the Championship Division in season 2005/06. In the meantime they met in FA Cup in 2011. Stoke City have better results in their mutual matches and won last eight matches in a row. Brighton didn't achieve a single victory against Stoke since 2001.
Brighton vs Stoke City Prediction:
Both sides have good results in the last period, Brighton are undefeated in the last four matches, while Stoke in the last two. Stoke City have better results in their mutual matches even they dated for more then ten years ago. According to last results, I think goals on both sides is the best option for this match.
Brighton vs Stoke City Pick: Both teams to score - Yes