Preview: Ipswich Town vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

An Ipswich Town sign is seen inside of Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town Football Club on March 15, 2011
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Sports Mole looks ahead to the Championship match between Ipswich Town and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Ipswich Town welcome one of the Championship's in-form sides to Portman Road on Saturday when they play Brighton & Hove Albion.

The South Coast club are unbeaten in their last six matches and secured a 3-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers last time out.

Ipswich suffered their first defeat in four matches last Saturday when they were beaten 2-0 by Wigan Athletic.

Mick McCarthy's side will move ahead of the visitors in the table with a victory, while Brighton could move into the playoff places if they win and other results go their way.

McCarthy could name the same XI that started at Wigan, with Paul Anderson and Daryl Murphy retaining their places in the team.

Brighton coach Oscar Garcia has no fresh injury concerns and may opt for the same side that beat Bolton.

Recent form

Ipswich: LLDWWL

Brighton: WWDDDW

Possible starting lineups

Ipswich: Gerken; Smith, Berra, Chambers, Cresswell; Anderson, Hyam, Skuse, Tunnicliffe; Murphy, McGoldrick

Brighton: Kuszczak; Calderon, Greer, Upson, Ward; Ince, David, Crofts, Buckley; LuaLua, Barnes

Sports Mole says: 0-1

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