Mark Lawrenson reveals why he thinks Brighton will BEAT Norwich City in huge relegation-battle clash

Brighton & Hove Albion will look to dust themselves down after their disappointing midweek loss to Manchester United, and secure a positive result against fellow relegation-battlers Norwich City this weekend.

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 11:00 am
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Writing for BBC Sport, ex-Brighton man Mark Lawrenson has backed the Seagulls to earn a narrow victory tomorrow lunchtime, backing a 2-1 away win for Graham Potter's side.

Justifying his choice, Lawro wrote: "Norwich have not scored a goal or picked up a point in their three league games since the restart, and they are rapidly running out of chances to save themselves.

"The Canaries might see this game as the start of a run of winnable fixtures, but there is a reason they are in the mess they are in. They don't create enough chances and they are too easy to play through."

He continued: "Brighton were turned over by Manchester United on Tuesday, but this is an opportunity for them to take another big step towards survival and take a lot of pressure off their run-in.

"They will know all of that, which is why I think they will go to Carrow Road for a win."

Meanwhile, Lawrenson's sparring partner for the weekend, Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil, opted for a 1-1 draw, and argued: "I don't see Norwich having any way out now but a draw would at least give them something to smile about."

The last time the two sides met back in November, goals from Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy ensured a 2-0 win for the Seagulls.