Mark Lawrenson offers latest Brighton scoreline prediction ahead of weekend fixture
Brighton & Hove Albion are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Leeds United at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Seagulls were beaten 1-0 away to already-relegated Sheffield United last weekend, and will be looking for an improved performance against Marcelo Bielsa's Whites.
Justifying his prediction, the ex-Liverpool defender contended: "I watched Brighton win at Elland Road in January and I'd argue the Seagulls haven't played better than that very often this season.
“Graham Potter's side stood up to Leeds that day, and in the end they won comfortably - although typically they only scored once.
“This time, I think it is going to be very close. It would help Leeds if Raphinha is back from injury but they are on a great run anyway.”
Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Royal Blood drummer and Brighton fan Ben Thatcher, backed his side to win 2-1, and said: “I don't see Fulham and West Brom catching us now. I think they are just a little bit too far behind, but I'd like us to make sure of that. We beat Leeds at their place, so I'm going for the same again.”
A win for Potter's men could see them move as high as 14th in the league table, while a loss could see them dragged back into the relegation battle.