Brighton vs Burnley predictions: Seagulls to soar on home soil
Brighton welcome Burnley to the Amex Stadium for Premier League action on Saturday and this promises to be an enthralling meeting between the two on the south coast.
The Seagulls have been one of the most entertaining teams to watch this season and provided further evidence of this in Wednesday's 2-1 comeback victory over Brentford.
After hammering Sheffield United 5-0 last weekend, Burnley were swiftly brought back down to earth with a 1-0 defeat at Wolves on Tuesday evening, a result that leaves them two points adrift from safety.
Brighton will have both Lewis Dunk and Mahmoud Dahoud back from suspension, while Adam Webster is also in contention after being out of action with a knock.
However, the Seagulls remain without the services of Solly March, Ansu Fati, Julio Enciso, Tariq Lamptey, Pervis Estupinan and Danny Welbeck due to injury.
Burnley also welcome a player back from suspension, with Jordan Beyer having completed his ban and he is expected to come straight into the starting XI in place of Hjalmar Ekdal.
Luca Koleosho will be "out for a while" after he was forced off in the first half of the Wolves defeat with a muscular problem, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson in line to replace him.
Lyle Foster, Jack Cork and Josh Cullen are all still unavailable.
Brighton have scored in 31 consecutive Premier League matches, becoming only the fourth team to ever score in more than 30 games in a row.
Both teams have scored in the Seagulls' 15 league games this term, while they have gone 19 top-flight matches in a row without a clean sheet, the longest current run of any side in the division.
The 1-0 defeat at Wolves on Tuesday extended Burnley's run of away defeats across all competitions to five. The Clarets have conceded 12 goals and scored just twice during this period.
Burnley's tally of seven points means they are only the eighth side in Premier League history to accrue seven or fewer points from the first 15 games of a campaign — all previous seven teams were relegated at the end of the season.
Brighton are often involved in end-to-end games given their affection for attack over defence and there is every chance another goal-laden affair will be witnessed at the Amex Stadium.
Both teams to score has landed in all 15 of the Seagulls' league games and that should provide Burnley, who recently struck five past the Blades, confidence that they can get on the scoresheet.
However, the Clarets are still one of the lowest scorers in the division and this is arguably Brighton's best chance of recording a first shutout of the campaign in the top flight.
With that in mind, the safer bet here is to go with the home side to claim the spoils and for there to be over 2.5 goals in the match, as this gives some safety should Burnley fail to score.
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