Brighton vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Team news, kick-off time and stream for M23 derby as both sides look to avoid relegation battle

The Premier League returns to the Amex this weekend with two sides in poor form look to avoid a relegation battle as Brighton host Crystal Palace.

The Eagles picked up three points on their last outing when they hosted Newcastle in a 1-0 win.

Meanwhile, Brighton haven’t tasted victory so far in 2020, last picking up three points on December 28 when they beat Bournemouth 2-0.

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Brighton are without a win so far in 2020
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The Seagulls are in the thick of a relegation battle, currently sitting four points and three places above the relegation zone, having drawn four of their last five games.

While Palace are a little more comfortable, sitting nine points above the drop zone in 13th and only a few more victories away from securing their Premier League status for another year.

talkSPORT brings you all the action from this clash in the bottom half of the table.

Brighton vs Crystal Palace: How to listen

The Premier League clash will get under way at 12:30pm on Saturday, February 29.

Full commentary from the Amex will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 12:15pm.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.

Brighton vs Crystal Palace: The Facts

  • Brighton are unbeaten in their last three league meetings with Crystal Palace (W2 D1), their longest such run against them since a run of 10 between 1979 and 1986.
  • Crystal Palace have won just two of their last 18 away league games against Brighton (D5 L11), with those wins coming in 2005 and 2011. The Eagles have never won a top-flight away game against Brighton (D1 L3).
  • No side is currently on a longer winless run in the Premier League than Brighton, with the Seagulls winless in all seven of their league games in 2020 so far (D5 L2). Indeed, Brighton are the only one of the 91 current Football League sides not to have won a game in any competition so far this calendar year.
  • Brighton have conceded first in each of their last four Premier League games, but have come back to draw each of their last three. However, the Seagulls have never won a Premier League home game when conceding first (D10 L14).
  • Crystal Palace are looking to win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since December. However, the Eagles are winless in their last six Premier League away games (D4 L2).
  • Crystal Palace have the oldest average starting XI in the Premier League this season (29y 253d). On top of this, their youngest goalscorer in the competition this season is 26-year-old Connor Wickham.
  • This will be Roy Hodgson’s 100th Premier League game in charge of Crystal Palace (W33 D27 L39), the first club he’s reached the milestone within the competition. His win rate with the Eagles in the Premier League is 33 per cent, his lowest at any of the five clubs he’s taken charge of.
  • Including play-offs, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has scored more league goals against Brighton than he has vs any other side (6).
  • Brighton’s Glenn Murray has scored six goals in his last eight appearances in Brighton vs Crystal Palace matches in all competition (two for Palace, four for Brighton), netting in each of his last four for the Seagulls.
  • Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is averaging a Premier League goal or assist every 394 minutes this season (three goals, three assists in 2365 minutes). Last season, the Ivorian was involved in a goal every 203 minutes (10 goals, five assists in 3040 minutes).
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Crystal Palace could go as high as 11th with a win over Brighton
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Brighton vs Crystal Palace: Team news

Jose Izquierdo is ruled out with a knee injury while Dale Stephens has a 50 per cent chance of playing after recovering from a thigh injury.

Crystal Palace will be without James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlupp.

Cheikhou Kouyate is currently being assessed and could feature while Luka Milivojevic should have recovered from illness ahead of the fixture.

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