Brighton v Derby predicted lineups and match preview

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Derby County have the opportunity put their title challenge back on track at The Amex against Brighton.

To be played on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 at 19:45. Venue: Amex Stadium, Falmer

Odds: Brighton 13/8, Draw 9/5, Derby 23/10

Derby County travel to Brighton on Tuesday night looking to bounce back from a surprise defeat against Fulham at the weekend.

Chris Hughton's side – who lost 1-0 away to Bolton – will be looking to extend the gap between themselves and Millwall in 22nd to nine points with the chance to capitalise on the Ram’s out of sorts performances of late.

Steve McLaren’s men have only won two of their previous six league games, recording two draws and two losses in that time.

These results has seen their lead at the top of the table slip, allowing the potential for them to go into Saturday’s game against Birmingham in as low as fourth position.

Derby won the reverse fixture 2-0 earlier in the season and their recent record at the American Express Community Stadium sees them with a slight advantage. The Rams recorded two 2-1 victories at The Amex last season, once in the league and the other in the play-offs.

Hughton's only injury concern going into the game is Bruno, who suffered a groin injury in the 1-0 loss at Bolton.

McLaren is without strikers Darren Bent and Chris Martin while George Thorne and John Eustace are both missing with long-term injuries.

Brighton predicted lineup

  • David Stockdale
  • Lewis Dunk
  • Gordon Greer
  • Greg Halford
  • Joe Bennett
  • Íñigo Calderón
  • Rohan Ince
  • Beram Kayal
  • Sam Baldock
  • João Teixeira
  • Craig Mackail-Smith

“The game after up there they deserved to win. That was a disaster but it's not as if it is a team we cannot play against. We want to have that revenge and try to beat them.”
Íñigo Calderón

Derby predicted lineup

  • Lee Grant
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Richard Keogh
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Will Hughes
  • Tom Ince
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Omar Mascarell
  • Johnny Russell

“We know how tough a game it’s going to be and Brighton, on their day, can be a really dangerous team. It’s up to us to put the Fulham game out of our heads.”
Johnny Russell

Brighton injury news

Bruno ★★ questionable groin

Derby injury news

Darren Bent ★★★ out hamstring

Chris Martin ★★★ out hamstring

George Thorne ★★★ out thigh

John Eustace ★★★ out cartilage

Form Guide

Brighton Form

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  • D
  • D
  • W
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Derby Form

  • W
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • L

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