Crystal Palace predicted line-up: Is this Roy Hodgson's team to face Brighton?

Crystal Palace travel to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League tonight.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 10:17 am
Is this Roy Hodgson's starting XI fo face Brighton tonight?

In a match that has produced rivalry between fans in recent years, the Seagulls will take on the Eagles with just three points separating the two sides.

Brighton are sitting in 16th position at the moment with 26 points from 24 games following a 0-0 draw over Aston Villa last time out.

Palace, however, occupy 14th with 29 points from their 24 fixtures after a poor 3-0 loss to Burnley in their last Premier League outing.

Crystal Palace's number one goalkeeper is highly likely to retain his place in the side for tonight's clash against Brighton.

Fans will also be able to watch the game on TV – for full details click here.

In terms of team news, Wilfred Zaha is sidelined with a knee injury which could mean Jean-Philippe Mateta starts.

Gary Cahill and Andros Townsend are among a number of players who will expect to return after the loss to Burnley.

James McCarthy has returned to training this week, putting the midfielder in line to feature in the squad.

Joel Ward may be in line to replace Nathaniel Clyne at right-back after a poor display against Burnley last time out.

But what about the rest of Roy Hodgson’s potential starting XI?

Here, we predict how the former Liverpool and England boss could line-up ahead of tonight’s clash with Graham Potter’s side:

It would be a shock if the experienced central defender and Roh Hodgson favourite didn't start tonight's fixture.
The former Chelsea and England defender missed out against Burnley but will likely be restored to Crystal Palace's starting XI for the game against Brighton.
The ex-Sunderland man is a shoo-in to start at left-back for Crystal Palace.
With Wilfred Zaha missing out, Andros Townsend could prove vital if Crystal Palace are to have any success against Brighton.
Cheikhou Kouyate started in defence against Burnley but is likely to take up a spot in Roy Hodgson's midfield to face Brighton.
Jairo Riedewald has been a regular for Roy Hodgson this campaign and looks set to start from the beginning against Brighton tonight.
With Wilfred Zaha set to miss the clash with Brighton, all eyes will be on Eberechi Eze to provide Palace's creative spark.
Christian Benteke will probably retain his place up front in Roy Hodgson's starting XI to face Brighton in the Premier League.
Jean-Philippe Mateta may come in for Michy Batshuayi after the Belgium striker failed to find the net against Burnley.