Brighton make unwanted history before Crystal Palace meeting

Brighton travel to Selhurst Park on Thursday evening for a Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The Seagulls head into the game 9th in the league and three points off 6th place, while Crystal Palace are 15th and winless in five. Back Brighton to beat Palace at 5/4 with bet365.

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Ahead of the tie, a number of interesting statistics have come to light, including a rather unwanted Brighton record:

  • The past four Premier League meetings between Crystal Palace and Brighton at Selhurst Park have all ended 1-1.
  • Palace have lost their past four home league games, as many as in their previous 19 at Selhurst Park (W7 D8). They last lost five in a row between December 2016 and February 2017.
  • Albion are without a clean sheet in their past 21 league games, shipping 38 goals in that run. It is their longest league run without a clean sheet in their history.
  • Since the start of October, no side have won fewer Premier League matches than Crystal Palace (one - level with Nottingham Forest and Luton Tow). They are also the only side without a home Premier League win in that timeframe.
  • Teenagers have made 99 Premier League appearances for Brighton in 2023, the most by a team in a calendar year in Premier League history. Nine teenagers have appeared for the Seagulls this year, with only Tottenham in 1993 (10) and Middlesbrough in 2006 (10) having more appear in a calendar year in the competition.
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.