Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United
Brighton & Hove Albion host Newcastle United in a game from the 6th round of the English Premier League.The newcomers Brighton & Hove are currently 16th in the Premier League standings with 4 points won so far. They have a record of three losses, one draw and just one win in the first five rounds. In their last game, Brighton lost with 1-2 the visit to Bournemouth.They are currently above the relegation zone in the Premier League, but they obviously have some problems to cope since the start of the season. They are going to need to be much more consistent if they want to be successful in the battle against relegation.Newcastle United are also among the newcomers in the Premier League this season. Rafael Benitez’ team started the new campaign just as bad as Brighton – with two consecutive losses, but after that, The Magpies started to play much better. Right now Newcastle is in a run of three consecutive wins, being 4th in the standings with 9 points and a goal difference of 6:4.Based on current form and position in the table, Newcastle is for sure favorites in this clash. Benitez’ side stabilized its performance after the two defeats in the beginning of the season. Now they look as a team which could compete with the rest of the league.There are no injuries or suspensions in Brighton’s team at the moment, which is a great plus for them before this match.As for Newcastle, Rafael Benitez can’t use the suspended players, while Paul Dummett is still injured. Massadio Haidara is doubtful for the game, but the good news comes from the successful recovery of Emmanuel Riviere and Jamie Sterry. They are once again ready to play for The Magpies and if Benitez wants, he can use them in this game.