Crystal Palace vs Brighton
This rivalry only seriously started to arise in the late 1970s when former team mate managers and arch rivals Alan Mullery and Terry Venables were bossing Brighton and Palace respectively. Both teams have 40 wins apiece in all competitions since their first meeting back in 1920 and each side will be keen to pull ahead of the other this Monday.
Brighton have had a sensational start to their season with six wins from their seven outings in all tournaments. That includes an excellent victory hosting Leicester last weekend and they’ll be full of confidence heading to their rivals. It hasn’t been quite as plain sailing for Palace. They have lost to big guns Chelsea and Liverpool which can be forgiven while a 3-0 victory against a 10 man Spurs outfit was impressive.
Their other fixtures have both ended in stalemates against Brentford and West Ham. That has put them in good stead under their new manager Patrick Vieira and with all of Brighton, Leicester and Arsenal in their upcoming three fixtures they’ll know the importance of picking up at least a point this weekend is.
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