Their hosts also have promotion aspirations on their mind, going into the match five points away from the playoff places with a game in hand on several of the teams above them.
However, Gus Poyet's side have struggled with consistency for much of the season and will need to defend better than they did against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend to keep the high-flying Tigers at bay.
Brighton: Kuszczak, Calderon, Upson, El-Abd, Bridge; Bridcutt, Hammond, Orlandi; Barnes, Ulloa, David
Hull: Stockdale, McShane, Faye, Chester, Brady, Elmohamady, Quinn, Bruce, Meyler, Koren, Simpson
Sports Mole says: 2-2