Vital Football

Latest BHA FC News

Brighton vs Hull

Brighton & Hove Albion
vs.
Hull City

Amex Stadium

9/2/13

5.20pm

On Sky

Albion will look to re-establish the Amex as a fortress when they host auto-promotion chasing Hull City in a live televised clash.

With two home fixtures in the space of four days, the Seagulls will be looking for maximum points to help force their way back into the play-off picture - and bounce back from a disappointing defeat at Hillsborough.

Steve Bruce's Tigers are sure to provide a stern test, currently situated in 3rd place, and having been in and around the automatic spots for much of the season. The only real blot on their recent league results is an unexpected 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. We can relate to that part!

Vital Quotes:

Gus Poyet highlights the (obvious) benefits of taking 3 points in this one..

He told seagulls.co.uk, "It might only look like the same three points for winning a game but winning on Saturday will mean that it's three points that Hull cannot get, which is also very important.

"Teams that have done well so far this season are in a great position in the table because of how they are playing. Hull are one of them so it will be a very good game for us.

"It's a great game to be involved in. The players, the fans, the coaches, it should be a special game for everyone."

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:

Ashley Barnes serves the first of his 3-match ban following a straight red at Sheffield Wednesday, which could mean a return to the starting XI for Craig Mackail-Smith.

Will Buckley and Bruno are both available feature, whilst Adam El-Abd will train on Friday following his return from international duty with Egypt.

Player to watch: Will Buckley

The fleet-footed winger was influential in the earlier part of the campaign, but has seen injuries and rotation gradually lessen his impact. There has been a distinct lack of pace on show in recent league fixtures - and Buckley's return could be just the ticket in terms of freshening things up in attack.

Hull City Team News:

Hull team news to be confirmed.

Player to watch: Robert Koren

The 32-year-old Slovenian has again been a reliable source of goals from midfield, notching 7 so far this campaign. With a penchant for long-range strikes, Koren has thrived playing in the hole behind the pacy attacking duo of Sone Aluko and Jay Simpson.

Past Meetings & Stats

Albion are yet to record a win over the Yorkshire outfit since returning to the Championship, with two 0-0 draws and a 1-0 defeat.

Jay Simpson struck a last minute winner to condemn the Seagulls to an opening day defeat at the KC Stadium in August.


Writer:EditorBHA
Date:Thursday February 7 2013
Time: 10:12PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital BHA
Write For Vital BHA
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By:
Stockdale1%
Rosenior9%
Hunemeier0%
Dunk0%
Tomori27%
Skalak0%
Kayal9%
Stephens0%
Knockaert0%
Baldock9%
Murray0%
Sub-March36%
Sub-Akpom0%
Sub-Norwood9%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Results (view all)

Brighton & Hove Albion Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 7 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 5:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 21 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment