With the presence of Mac Allister, the midfield of the Falmer Stadium team will be much more creative. That means, strikers Neal Maupay or Danny Welbeck will have many opportunities to magnify the Crystal Palace goal. With better strength, plus support from the home audience, The Seagulls will defeat the away team right in their holy place.
Although it has just been difficult to overcome West Bromwich after 120 minutes of playing in the third round of the FA Cup, this is not a worrying sign for Brighton. It is even a good thing because they have more motivation to return to the main arena, which is the Premier League. Although there are not many opportunities to compete in the Top 4 with Arsenal, The Seagulls still need points to maintain the race for 5th place, before the fierce competition of West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Wolves.
In addition to the defeat against Wolves, teacher and coach Graham Potter are still playing well, if you look at the results. Specifically, Brighton won 2 of the last 3 rounds. Last home game, they also won all 3 points. The good news for the Falmer Stadium team is that they still have the presence of right-back Joel Veltman after he was substituted in the 61st minute in the match against Everton.
After half of the season, The Eagles are currently ranked 11th on the table with 23 points. Just like Brighton, Crystal Palace also just progressed in the FA Cup when defeating Millwall at home. But before that, they let West Ham United humiliate at home with a score of 2-3. 1 defeat and 1 victory within a week is indeed a lack of stability in the form of coach Patrick Vieira’s teachers and students, even though they previously had a strong 3-0 victory over Norwich City.
The play of the Selhurst Park home team is nothing special, they still only rely on the individual brilliance of Conor Gallagher, Wilfried Zaha or Odsonne Edouard. Although Crystal Palace is the quintessence of the home team. The last 5 encounters with Brighton, Crystal Palace have never known the feeling of defeat, while winning 2 matches, but perhaps the scenario this time will be different.