"Brighton & Hove Albion" performs well this season. The team takes the 4th place in the standings and is still a contender for promotion, for the first time, by the way, over the last few decades. Most experienced Irish coach Chris Houghton, who previously worked solely with the clubs elite division of English ("Newcastle United" – 6.67 and "Norwich city" – 6.60), did a great job — he managed to create a team that sets itself the highest goals.
The front line, thanks to a successful transfer policy, which resulted in the team were strikers Bobby Zamora (6.40, QPR – 6.83) and James Wilson (6.50, "Manchester United" – 6.83) looks very powerful. The goal of the opponent is struck with an average of 1.5 goals (including Cup matches). Protection, in turn, also acts quite effectively, conceding 0.9 goals (including Cup matches) to save. Midfielders Anthony Nokar (7.40) and Dale Stephens (7.24) show excellent football from round to round, getting in the symbolic team and ensuring the team needed balance in midfield.
Brighton good and the statistics of the last 5 rounds confirms it: 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, goal difference and goals conceded is +5 (11-6). It is worth noting that 10 points in this period "it is white-blue" scored in a sufficiently complex game calendar, with vstrechalis: "Brentford" (6.73, 14-th place, we played without 4 first team players, 3:0); Bolton (6.74, 23rd place, 3:2); Hull City (6.97, 2nd place, a draw 0:0); "Cardiff City" (6.82, 7th place, defeated 4:1) and with the football club "Bristol city" (6.69, 19th place is in a great form now, winning 0:4).
In the home arena of the County of East Sussex scored 35 points out of a possible 48, scoring 23 goals and conceding 15. In anticipation of the confrontation with "Leeds United" coaches will not be able to rely on the attacking midfielder Solomon March (7.19), all the other performers in full working order and ready to enter the field.
"Leeds United" (6.69) is a 17-th line in the standings and traditionally doesn't make any claims over the last few seasons. The team is extremely unstable, and the appointment to the post of head coach Scot Stephen Evans did not lead to any improvements. The defense is missing a lot – 1.1 goal on average per match. The trio of Midfielders Lewis cook (6.70) — Tom Adeyemi (6.60) — Alex Mowatt (6.40) is ineffective, scoring just 18.3 duel in midfield, which is among the worst in the League.
Front line is also not happy with the performance, striking the opponent's goals with an average of 0.93 goals. "Leeds" is boring and uninteresting, but the fans are tired of watching the once party of the Champions League with a rich history, dangling dangerously close to the relegation zone in the championship, filling the "Elland road" only 57.1 % (of Brighton 83.1%).
Team stats in the last 5 rounds looks like this: 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat, goal difference and goals conceded is 0 (3-3). The only victory in this stretch of "white" won in the confrontation with the football club "Bristol City" (6.69), which occupies the 19th place at the moment (the match ended with the score 1:0). Outside the "West Yorkshire" "peacocks" scored 19 points from a possible 45, scoring 17 and conceding 18 goals.
In the infirmary, "Leeds United" is only defender Gaetano Berardi (6.83), all other players are in good form and ready to enter the field in the upcoming match with "Brighton & Hove Albion".
For "Brighton" this match is very important, because in case of positive outcome, the team will get into the struggle for an exit in the Premier League at the end of this season. Even if not to take into account the motivational component, home team is much stronger and, I think that the three points in the match with "Leeds" would be the natural result of this confrontation.