Brighton vs. Cardiff City: Championship – Match Preview

Promotion chasing Brighton entertain Cardiff City on Tuesday evening, knowing a win will see them return to the summit.

Brighton won 2-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday last time out, scoring a late winner with 10 men!

Anthony Knockaert’s 85th minute winner was the difference and they remain well placed for promotion.

Cardiff City have won three times in a row to move away from the drop zone and edged past Burton on the weekend.

Rhys Healey’s added time winner saw them open up an eight point buffer over the bottom three.

Championship form: Brighton W4 D0 L1; Cardiff City W3 D1 L1
Championship top scorers
Brighton – Glenn Murray 15 goals
Cardiff City – Anthony Pilkington 7 goals

Team news
Glenn Murray is suspended following his red card against Sheffield Wednesday last time out.

Top goalscorer Antony Pilkington should be fit for the visitors and will lead the line.

Expected starting XI’s
Brighton (4-4-2): Stockdale; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli; Knockaert, Stephens, Norwood, Skalak; Hemed, Murphy
Cardiff City (4-4-2): McGregor; Connolly, Morrison, Bamba, Peltier; Harris, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Hoilett; Zohore, Pilkington

Predictions

Result: Brighton (4/6 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-0 (7/1 with 888 Sport)

Anytime Goalscorer: Jamie Murphy (17/5 with 888 Sport)

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