Brighton v Barnsley
Saturday 25th August 2012
Barnsley travel to Brighton looking to bounce back from their mid week defeat at Wolves.
Brighton Team News:
Will Buckley is expected to be back after a hamstring problem.
Spanish midfielder Vicente is still doubtful with a groin injury.
Will Hoskins is still out after a broken foot in pre-season.
Player to watch: Mackail-Smith
Barnsley Team News:
David Perkins becomes the latest addition to the reds injury list with a hamstring problem.
Martin Cranie and Stephen Dawson are expected to come in to the starting line up at the expense of Perkins and Hassell.
The Barnsley injury list now stands at 10.
Player to watch: Davies
Match Facts & Stats
Brighton and Barnsley have each won 12 of their previous 32 league meetings.
Barnsley have failed to net in their last three matches against Brighton and last scored in a 1 - 0 victory in August 2003.
Brighton are chasing their fifth successive home league win against Barnsley.
Brighton are the only club yet to score in the Championship this season and are looking for their first win in 11.
If selected, Adam El-Abd will be making his 300th appearance for Brighton.
A win for Barnsley would give them their best league start for 6 years.
Barnsley haven`t won in 11 away games with the last victory coming at Leicester in January.
Marlon Harewood could play on his 33rd birthday.
After predicting a point on the road at Wolves I'm going to play it safe and go Brighton 2 - 1 Barnsley.