Brighton v Huddersfield
The Seagulls are without a win in the Premier League from their last seven matches and the dreadful run of form has seen the club slip to 16th in the standings, just two points above the relegation zone.
Chris Hughton's men have just one league win from their last 12 attempts but they will be hoping to get the better of a Huddersfield side that remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
Brighton will have to make do without midfielder Pascal Gross, who has a minor hamstring strain, while defender Leon Balogun is out with a shoulder problem but striker Florin Andone is back after serving a suspension.
Huddersfield picked up just their third win of the season in midweek as they completed the double over Wolves with a 1-0 victory at the John Smith's Stadium, but the club are still 13 points from safety and are expected to drop down to the Championship.
The win over Wolves also provided new manager Jan Siewert, who had lost his first four games in charge, with his first points since replacing David Wagner and he still insists the Terriers can pull off a great escape.
Isaac Mbenza, Adama Diakhaby and Danny Williams remain out for the West Yorkshire outfit, while Tommy Smith sits out the second game of a three-match ban after his red card against Newcastle United.
Demeaco Duhaney is also nursing a thigh strain so Juninho Bacuna, who replaced him in midweek, could be handed a start.
Bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield ended a run of 14 games without a Premier League win when Steve Mounie’s 90th minute winner sealed a memorable 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton.
Jan Siewert’s side now face a long away trip to Brighton which is a game the Terriers will feel is more than winnable.
Brighton are in horrendous form having lost eight of their last 12 Premier League games. Chris Houghton’s men are also winless in three home league games which includes defeats to the likes of Burnley and Liverpool.
The Seagulls may be unbeaten in six home meetings with Huddersfield however, this Terriers side has nothing to lose and could prove more dangerous than ever.
The West Yorkshire outfit has already come to terms with the looming threat of relegation which allows them to play completely without fear. Brighton, on the other hand, are fighting for their lives as their position in the table continues to deteriorate.
With that in mind, the recommendation is to back a bet in the double chance market with either a Huddersfield win or a draw at 27/25.
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