Preview: Bournemouth vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Sports Mole previews the South Coast derby between Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion.

An improving Brighton & Hove Albion side travel across the South Coast to take on Bournemouth in the Championship on Saturday.

The hosts have started to drop down the table, which is largely down to a run of form that has seen them take just two points from a possible 15.

Oscar Garcia's charges have started to play the kind of football that the former Barcelona man wants from them and they have moved up to ninth with three wins on the bounce.

Elliott Ward might still be missing for the hosts, who was replaced as captain by Tommy Elphick in their last game.

The game will come too soon for the return of the injured Leonardo Ulloa, with Ashley Barnes most likely to continue to lead the line.

Recent form

Bournemouth: WDLLDL

Brighton: LDDWWW

Possible starting lineups

Bournemouth: Camp; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Pitman, MacDonald, O'Kane, Pugh; Grabban, Rantie

Brighton: Kuszczak; Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward; Orlandi, Ince, Crofts; Lopez, Barnes, Conway

Sports Mole says: 1-3

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