Confirmed: Brighton v Nottingham Forest line-ups

Henri Lansbury

Brighton & Hove Albion will take on Nottingham Forest this evening in the first game of the 2015-16 Championship campaign…

Nottingham Forest will be looking to kick off their 2015-16 Championship campaign with a win this evening.

The Reds will be aiming to pick up all three points against Brighton & Hove Albion away from home at the American Express Community Stadium.

Despite being the vising team, Forest will be favourites to win tonight and kickstart their challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship this campaign.

The Reds have conceded just one goal in their last nine opening day matches in the Football League.

Meanwhile, Brighton have lost their last three opening day fixtures and will be determined to make things right this time around.

The Seagulls have averaged less than a goal per game against Forest in their 30 meetings.

It promises to be an exciting game at the American Express Community Stadium and should have some goals.

This is how Brighton and Forest will line up for this evening’s encounter:

Brighton & Hove Albion XI: Stockdale; Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bong; March, Stephens, Kayal, LuaLua; Hemed, Baldock

Subs: Maenpaa (GK), Calderon, Rea, Rosenior, Forster-Caskey, Ince, O'Grady

Nottingham Forest XI: De Vries, Lichaj, Mancienne, Hobbs, Mills, Fox, Lansbury(C), Antonio, Tesche, Ward, Blackstock

Subs: Evtimov, Paterson, Vaughan, Walker, C. Burke, Riera, Grant

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