Is Brighton v Newcastle on TV, what's the team news, what are the odds?

Anthony Knockaert is back available after suspension this weekend. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Anthony Knockaert is back available after suspension this weekend. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion go into Saturday's Premier League match with Newcastle in desperate need of three points as they bid to avoid relegation.

The Seagulls are three points ahead of third-from-bottom Cardiff with three games remaining each.

Albion face Arsenal and Manchester City after Saturday, so will look at this game as the most winnable of their fixtures to come.

Brighton have failed to score in seven successive games, while Newcastle have already sealed their Premier League safety for another season.

What time does Brighton v Newcastle kick off?

The game gets underway from the Amex at 5.30pm.

Is the game on TV?

Yes, the match will be live on BT Sport 1. Coverage will begin at 5pm.

What’s the team news?

Midfielder Davy Propper is again likely to miss out with the hamstring injury he sustained at Wolves on Saturday.

Full-back Bruno and winger Jose Izquierdo could come back into the squad after missing Tuesday's defeat at Tottenham, while Anthony Knockaert is back available after serving a three-game ban.

Striker Glenn Murray and winger Solly March are likely to come back into the starting line-up after coming off the bench at Spurs on Tuesday.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is unlikely to make too many changes from last week's 3-1 win over Southampton when Ayoze Perez scored a hat-trick.

Fabian Schar limped off in the win against Saints so is a doubt for Saturday's match and Newcastle will be without injured trio Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune for the game.

Who is the referee?

Mike Dean will take charge of Saturday's match.

Dean has shown 113 yellow cards and ten reds - including his 100th in the Premier League - in 26 Premier League matches this season.

He has refereed two Brighton league games this season, the 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth and 1-0 victory over Huddersfield.

The assistant referees on Saturday are Ian Hussin and Dan Robathan, with Lee Probert the fourth official.

What are the odds?

Brighton are favourites to win on Paddy Power at 6/5. The draw is 21/10 and a Newcastle victory is 5/2.

A repeat of Albion's 1-0 win earlier in the season is 11/2, while a 2-0 victory is 17/2 and 2-1 is 8/1.

Brighton have failed to score in seven successive matches and a 0-0 draw is 6/1, while 1-1 is 5/1.

Newcastle to return home with a 1-0 victory is 8/1 and a 2-0 victory is 14/1.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray is 7/2 to net the opening goal and is 7/5 to score anytime. Team-mate Florin Andone is 4/1 and 17/10 respectively, with Anthony Knockaert 10/1 and 9/2.

Newcastle forward Salomon Rondon is 11/2 to notch first and 9/4 to score anytime. Ayoze Perez and Joselu are both 15/2 and 16/5 respectively.

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