Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Nottingham Forest
Tuesday’s Premier League encounter between Brighton & Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest at the Amex Stadium will see both teams looking to rebound from weekend defeats.
Brentford embarrassed the Seagulls 2-0 on Friday night, while Steve Cooper’s lackluster crop fell to Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0. The Bees sting the Seagulls in a 2-0 victory in front of their own supporters, while Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi and Brentford manager Thomas Frank argue on the sidelines. Brentford won thanks to Ivan Toney’s skillful backheel and game-winning penalty. Brighton had to rely on David Raya to keep Brentford at bay for the entire 90 minutes. This victory gave Gareth Southgate a clear message about team selection.
De Zerbi took over as manager of the Seagulls after Graham Potter left to join Chelsea, but he has yet to record a victory. Brighton have only been able to collect one point in recent weeks out of a potential nine, moving the South Coast team down to seventh in the standings.
Crystal Palace vs Wolves
Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers will want to put on a better show for the audience at Tuesday’s match at Selhurst Park than the one goal that separated them during the round of Premier League games over the weekend.
The Eagles and Leicester City drew 0-0 to earn a point, while the visitors defeated Nottingham Forest 1-0 to lift their spirits. Crystal Palace’s starting goalkeeper deserves praise for keeping a hapless Leicester City at bay on Saturday, as the Eagles’ inconsistent recent form continued with a scoreless draw at the King Power Stadium.
The possibilities the Foxes had were equal to the Palace’s, but they failed to take advantage of any of their own opportunities on the day. Vieira admitted that he observed his erratic crop putting up a “flat” second half.
Leeds United lost to Arsenal on Sunday, and West Ham United earned a point against Southampton. As a result, Palace enters the midweek round of games in 13th place overall, just two points above the bottom three teams, with Southampton still to play.