Amex Stadium, Hove, England
Key Stat: Fulham have won just one of their last 11 league games and were also dumped out of the FA Cup last weekend.
Expert Verdict: Brighton & Hove Albion have a big chance to open up a sizable gap between themselves and the bottom three and they cannot afford to squander that opportunity – particularly as defeat pulls them right back into the relegation mix. At home, and with Fulham in poor form, Brighton are favourites.
In a key battle at the bottom of the Premier League table, 17th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion take on 18th-placed Fulham. The Seagulls go into the game five points clear of Fulham but having played a game more. The match, at the Amex Stadium on January 27, kicks off at 19:30 local time.
Defenders:Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn
Midfielders:Joel Veltman, Ben White, Yves Bissouma, Solly March
Forwards:Alexis Mac Allister, Neil Maupay, Leandro Trossard
Defenders:Ola Aina, Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo
Midfielders:Bobby de Cordova Reid, Harrison Reed, Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Ademola Lookman
Forwards:Ivan Cavaleiro, Aleksandar Mitrovic
In Fulham’s last season in the Premier League, they drew 2-2 at Brighton and won 4-2 at home – ending a six-game winless streak in all competitions against the Seagulls. On the Cottagers’ return to the top flight this season, the two teams played out a goalless draw when they last met in December.
Brighton are favourites to win at home to Fulham and can be backed at 21/20 to win with Bet365, 888sport, Betway and 10Bet.
This is a must-win game for both teams and, after their goalless draw when they last met, this time both teams to score has been set at 19/20 with 10Bet.
Brighton need their front men to fire, and Neil Maupay is a best price of 7/4 with Bet365 to score at any time.
Brighton have home advantage and are in much better form than a Fulham team who they can pull well clear of with a win. This is a big opportunity that they cannot afford to miss.