The Seagulls succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park but will hope their fortunes turn when they face the Bluebirds, who only have one Premier League win under their belts so far this season, compared to Albions four.
Cardiff lost at home on Saturday to Leicester, who were playing their first game since the tragic death of their chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The result meant that Cardiff remained in the relegation zone, nine points below Brighton who are currently 12th.
Albion open the fixtures for this weekend of Premier League football at 12:30pm on Saturday. The two sides last met in Albions promotion-winning season when Tomer Hemeds goal separated the sides. The reverse fixture at the Cardiff City stadium ended 0-0.
Yes. The match will be screened live on Sky Sports. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event at 11.30am, with kick-off an hour later.
Pascal Gross and Davy Propper are both likely to be absent from the Albion squad, with boss Chris Hughton targeting a comeback for both midfielders after the international break.
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Cardiff have two long-term absentees, winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing has been sidelined since August with a knee injury and right-back Lee Peltier has been out since September with a shoulder problem.
Midfielder Harry Arter is suspended for the match after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Leicester.
Everton’s 3-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend with a brace of goals coming from Richarlison and a Seamus Coleman effort, saw the £50million Brazilian man take plenty of praise in the world of pundits.
One man who enjoyed a good day as well was fellow summer arrival Andre Gomes, and former Southampton attacker Matt Le Tissier picked him out for recognition on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday programme.
Speaking on Saturday after the final whistles had been blown on the 3pm kickoffs, Le Tissier explained how he’d been very impressed by the 25-year-old.
“Very good in the centre of midfield there. He looks very comfortable and gives Everton something a little bit different in that role there where he’s always looking to find forward passes in between the lines so I thought he did pretty well.”
The on-loan Barcelona man was only making his third start for the club following his summer arrival as injury kept him out until we’d moved well into the month of October, but his three showings so far have certainly brought plenty of praise from the fans for his efforts and the Portuguese player looks like he’ll be a key addition to Marco Silva’s side for the remainder of the campaign, especially as he should only get better as he continues to adjust to the division.