Mark Lawrenson reveals Brighton & Hove Albion scoreline prediction ahead of Crystal Palace clash
Brighton & Hove Albion are back in Premier League action on Monday evening, when they take on Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium on Monday night.
Writing his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson tipped the Seagulls to pick up a comfortable 2-0 win.
Justifying his choice, the ex-Liverpool defender claimed: "Brighton are unbeaten in six league games and they are the form side going into the M23 derby - they will go above Crystal Palace in the table if they win it.
"The Eagles got turned over by Burnley at Selhurst Park last time out and normally you'd see a bit of a reaction from them after a result like that. Without the injured Wilfried Zaha, though, I'm not sure that will happen. They just seem very flat.
"So, I'm going with the Seagulls this time. It won't be long until they are completely safe from relegation."
Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Architects frontman and Man Utd fan Sam Carter, also tipped Brighton to win 2-0, and revealed: "I like the way Brighton play and they are on a good run. Palace, in contrast, are just ambling along.
"I've met the former Brighton defender Bruno a couple of times - I ran past him one day, when he was picking his kids up from school. It was the day after they had beaten us 1-0 and I was wearing my United windbreaker, and he just pointed at my top and started laughing. I had to take it really!"