Brighton vs Stoke

Team News
Brighton
Davy Pröpper was fit enough to start for Holland against Romania during the week after struggling with an ankle injury earlier this month. He should be fine to start against Stoke on Monday.
Chris Hughton has a relatively settled starting XI and no changes are expected from the Brighton manager here.
Brighton will have to check on Mat Ryan following his late return from international duty with Australia, but he should be okay to start on Monday.
Stoke
Jack Butland may not feature again before Christmas after breaking a finger during the international break, with Lee Grant set to deputise between the sticks.
Geoff Cameron still hasn’t managed to train properly due to a few problems and is a major doubt for Monday’s trip to Brighton, but the international break should have given Glen Johnson the chance to overcome illness.
Peter Crouch came off the bench to score the equaliser against Leicester before the international break and he will be pushing for a first league start this season.
Jesé has been out of action for a while but Mark Hughes will hope he can start for the Potters on Monday.

Match Facts
Stoke have won their last 8 matches against Brighton in all competitions. Stoke win 3.60
Stoke have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 4 matches against Brighton in all competitions. Stoke win/win 5.50
Stoke have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches against Brighton in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals 2.39
Stoke have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches against Brighton in all competitions. Stoke win or draw 1.61
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Stoke’s last 8 games (Premier League). Over 2.5 goals 2.39
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Brighton’s last 6 games (Premier League). Under 2.5 goals 1.53
Brighton have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Stoke in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals 2.39

~ The international break came at the wrong time for Brighton as they were unbeaten in four matches and had some momentum. Chris Hughton will hope his side can pick up where they left off on Monday night.
~ Mark Hughes, on the other hand, would have welcomed the two week break after watching his side struggle for form during the first 11 matches of the season. The Potters have only won two of their last 10 competitive matches, languishing two points above the bottom three.
~ Form would hint at a Brighton win, but it remains to be seen how either team will start following the international break. Previous encounters between these two sides have heavily favoured Stoke, but a tight encounter should be expected here.

Previous Meetings (Last 6 matches)
FAC 19-02-2011 FT Stoke 3 : 0 Brighton
EC 30-04-2006 FT Brighton 1 : 5 Stoke
EC 05-11-2005 FT Stoke 3 : 0 Brighton
EC 05-03-2005 FT Stoke 2 : 0 Brighton
EC 17-12-2004 FT Brighton 0 : 1 Stoke
EC 05-03-2003 FT Stoke 1 : 0 Brighton

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