Brighton can take the head of the Championship in Newcastle this Tuesday night if the Magpies are only 1 point ahead. The team coached by Chris Hughton has won 7 of his last 8 games. Surprised 10 days ago at Preston North End who remains complicated to play on his lawn (Arsenal had won only 2-1 in Cup), Brighton relaunched the machine this weekend by defeating Sheffield Wednesday (2 -1), claiming to climb.
Cardiff is currently 16th in the Championship but has been doing better for a few weeks. Beaten in Cup by Fulham, the Welsh have imposed 3 times during the last 4 days of championship, for a draw obtained in Brentford. Over the period, however, Cardiff only played second-round teams. Brighton Advantage on Form
Headcount for BRIGHTON – CARDIFF
For Brighton, LuaLua is suspended and Hünemeier, Kayal, Pocognoli and Rosenior are injured, but none of these players is an indisputable holder. The club places 3 players in the top 20 of the top scorers of Championship. They are Glenn Murray (15 goals), Anthony Knockaert (8 goals) and Sam Baldock (6 goals).
On the Cardiff side, defender Lee Peltier is absent on injury, while international Jazz Richards and top striker Witthingham are uncertain. We can note the presence of former Lorient player Ecuele Manga in central defense but the 38 goals conceded until now in Championship make Cardiff the 4th worst defense of the championship. Brighton Advantage on Paper
Other parameters to be taken into account
On the way, Brighton had conceded a draw at Cardiff.
PRONOSTICS 1N2 OF MATCH BRIGHTON – CARDIFF
In full bloom for many weeks, the leader of Championship will be able to count on the support of his supporters to prevail against Cardiff. Brighton Victory