Brighton & Hove Albion is set to face Sheffield United at the Amex Stadium following their historic Europa League victory over Ajax. Meanwhile, Sheffield United secured a controversial win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Two weeks ago, Brighton achieved a remarkable 2-0 victory over Ajax, marking their first-ever European away win.
However, their Premier League form has been lackluster, with a winless streak of five matches.
Despite their recent struggles, they sit in seventh place and have shown promise with eight points from the last 12 available at home.
On the other hand, Sheffield United claimed their first Premier League win of the season by defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Although they remain at the bottom of the table, they aim to build on their recent success and secure consecutive victories in the league.
Head-to-head statistics favor Sheffield United, as they have remained unbeaten in their last six encounters with Brighton, including two wins and two draws in the Premier League. Brighton’s last triumph over Sheffield United dates back to 2005.
Brighton’s squad has been plagued by injuries, with James Milner, Lewis Dunk, and Pervis Estupinan likely to miss the upcoming fixture.
Additionally, Julio Enciso, Jakub Moder, Solly March, Danny Welbeck, and Tariq Lamptey are all in various stages of recovery.
Sheffield United faces similar injury concerns, with Rhian Brewster ruled out and Gustavo Hamer’s availability uncertain.
Several other key players, including Daniel Jebbison, Tom Davies, John Egan, Rhys Norrington-Davies, and Chris Basham, will also be unavailable for selection.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
- Veltman, Van Hecke, Webster, Igor;
- Gross, Baleba;
- Fati, Lallana, Mitoma;
- Baldock, Robinson, Trusty;
- Bogle, Souza, Norwood, Thomas;
- Traore, Archer
Given both teams’ injury concerns, Brighton is expected to capitalize on their home advantage and secure a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United.
Despite defensive challenges, Brighton is likely to maintain their attacking prowess and secure a much-needed clean sheet.