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Jan 21, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Falmer Stadium
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
3-2
IpswichIpswich Town
Baldock (18'), Teixeira (38', 45')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Murphy (22'), Sears (77')

Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Ipswich Town

Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Championship clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Town will hope to continue their strong run of form when they travel to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship on Wednesday evening.

Town currently sit second in the table, one point behind the leaders Bournemouth. However, that could become four points on Tuesday evening, with the leaders travelling to Leeds United. Indeed, Ipswich could be third by the time they take to the field should Middlesbrough beat Cardiff on Tuesday.

Mick McCarthy's side will enter the match off the back of a 3-1 win over Millwall, with that victory their fourth in their last five league matches. They have also lost just twice on the road this season and will therefore enter Wednesday's clash full of confidence.

Brighton, meanwhile, currently sit 19th in the table on 26 points. They are just three points clear of the relegation zone after losing at home to Brentford last time out, while there is a gap of four points to 18th-place Reading.

Brighton have also struggled for wins on their own patch this season - picking up just three victories and losing five times in the process.

In terms of the recent meetings between the two sides, Ipswich have won three of the last five matches, including each of the last three. Should the Tractor Boys claim all the points on Wednesday, it would be the first time since 1960 that they would have won four consecutive games against the Seagulls.

The home side will be without the services of Lewis Dunk, who was sent off against Brentford last time out. As a result, Greg Halford could come into the XI. Spanish attacker Adrian Colunga is also pushing for inclusion from the start.

Ipswich, meanwhile, have no fresh injury concerns from the win at Millwall and could therefore name an unchanged side. As a result, new signing Freddie Sears may have to wait for his first start.

Brighton:

Form in Championship: LDDWWL
Form in all competitions: DDWWWL

Possible starting lineup: Stockdale; Bennett, Halford, Greer, Calderon; Ince, Holla; Baldock, Colunga, March; Mackail-Smith

Ipswich:

Form in Championship: DWWWLW
Form in all competitions: WWDLLW

Possible starting lineup: Bialkowski; Chambers, Smith, Berra, Mings; Anderson, Tabb, Bru, S.Hunt; N.Hunt, Murphy

Sports Mole says: 1-2


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