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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
14:32 20th November 2015
By  James Hilsum

Gordon Greer.

PREVIEW: BURNLEY V ALBION

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Turf Moor on Sunday to face Burnley, kick-off 1.15pm.

TEAM NEWS

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton will have Gordon Greer available for selection ahead of the trip to Turf Moor.

Kazenga LuaLua is making good progress after recovering from a groin injury, but Sunday’s game may come too soon for the winger.

Gaetan Bong remains ruled out until the New Year with a thigh injury, while Sam Baldock will not feature after injuring his left thigh in the win over MK Dons.

Former Albion loanee Sam Vokes is expected to return to action for the Clarets after he picked up a groin injury during international duty with Wales.
 
Defender Ben Mee was substituted in the second half with a tight hamstring in the goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but is available for selection.

FORM
 
BURNLEY – WDWWWD
ALBION – WWDDDW

Albion return after the international break sitting second in the Championship table, two points above Burnley in third.

The Seagulls are on a club record-breaking 17 game unbeaten run, while the Clarets are undefeated in their last seven matches.

Brighton’s last match before the international break was a 2-1 win over MK Dons, with Solly March and Jamie Murphy both on target.

Sean Dyche’s men head into the on the back of a 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

LAST TIME OUT: ALBION



ALBION 2
March ‘5
Murphy ‘19


MK DONS 1
Maynard ‘23
 
Albion line-up
: Stockdale; Bruno, Huenemeier, Dunk, Rosenior; March, Stephens, Kayal, Murphy (Manu 83); Baldock (Zamora 56), Hemed (Crofts 71).

Subs not used: Maenpaa (GK), Calderon, Goldson, Ince.

LAST TIME OUT: BURNLEY



WOLVES 0

BURNLEY 0

Burnley line-up: Heaton; Darikwa, Duff, Keane, Mee (Ward 78); Boyd (Taylor 75), Jones, Barton Arfield; Vokes (Hennings 65), Gray.

Subs not used: Gilks (GK), Lowton, Kightly, Long.


HEAD-TO-HEAD
 
Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley will lock horns for the 28th time on Sunday.

Albion hold the upper hand in the overall head-to-head record with 10 victories compared to nine for the Clarets and eight draws.

The Seagulls have enjoyed their recent meetings with the Lancashire outfit and are unbeaten in each of the last four encounters- winning three and drawing one.

The very first game was an FA Cup tie back in January 1961, when the Clarets drew 3-3 before Burnley went on to win the replay 2-0.


LAST TIME WE MET



BURNLEY 0


ALBION 0

Albion held promotion-chasing Burnley to a goalless draw at Turf Moor, as the Seagulls kept another clean sheet on the road.

The stalemate meant the Seagulls had conceded a league low of just 10 goals in 14 away appearances, with the Clarets’ strike pairing of Danny Ings and Sam Vokes kept largely quiet.

Andrea Orlandi had a chance to win the game late on for Albion, but Clarets’ keeper Tom Heaton saved his strike.

Former Albion striker Ashley Barnes had an opportunity to win the game for the hosts, but his acrobatic overhead kick went wide and the points were shared.  

Burnley line-up: Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee; Marney, Jones; Kightly (Barnes 75), Ings, Arfield; Vokes.

Subs not used: Cisak (GK), Edgar, Stanislas, Stock, Long, Hewitt.

Albion line-up: Kuszczak; Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward; Ince, Andrews, Forster-Caskey; Lopez (Orlandi 67), Ulloa, LuaLua (March 79).

Subs not used: Brezovan (GK), Dunk, Calderon, Agustien, Obika.

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