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

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to arch rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday after recording their first Premier League win of 2019 last time out.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 10:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 11:50 am
Florin Andone. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls ended a seven-game winless run with a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield to move five points clear of the relegation zone.

Palace have lost just one of their last six league matches and sit 13th in the Premier League, three points and two places better off than Brighton.

Albion took the bragging rights earlier in the season with a 3-1 victory at the Amex, despite playing with ten men for an hour.

What time does Crystal Palace v Brighton kick off?

The match gets underway at 12.30pm from Selhurst Park.

Is the game on TV?

Yes. The match is the first Premier League game of the weekend and is live on Sky Sports Premier League. Coverage begins at 11.30am.

Match Of The Day highlights will be on BBC One from 10.20pm on Saturday evening.

What’s the team news?

Palace defender Mamadou Sakho is likely to miss the game with the knee injury he sustained in the Eagles' 4-1 win at Leicester last month. Eagles boss Roy Hodgson said last week there is no timescale on when Sakho will be back in action.

Left-back Papa Souare (dislocated shoulder) is also set to miss out but Aaron Wan-Bissaka returned to action at the weekend when Palace won 3-1 at Burnley.

Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha is a man in form and has scored five goals and provided one assist in his last six league games, while Michy Batshuayi has netted twice after joining on loan from Chelsea in January.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton is unlikely to make too many changes after the 1-0 win against Huddersfield.

Florin Andone returned from suspension and came off the bench to score Brighton's winner. The Romanian international will be pushing for his first Premier League start since December.

Colombian winger Jose Izquierdo has come off the bench in the last two games and will also be pressing to get back in the starting line-up for the first time since Albion beat Palace in December.

Midfielder Pascal Gross (hamstring) is a doubt and defender Leon Balogun has missed the last three league games.

Who is the referee?

Craig Pawson will be the man in the middle at Selhurst Park. He has shown 68 yellow cards and four reds in 20 Premier League matches this season.

The assistant referees are Lee Betts and Daniel Cook, with Stuart Attwell the fourth official.

What are the odds?

Palace are the favourites for all three points with PaddyPower, priced at 5/6. A Brighton win is 7/2 and the draw is 12/5.

A repeat of Brighton's 3-1 victory earlier in the season is 35/1, while Palace to win 3-2 like they did at Selhurst Park last season is 30/1.

Eagles forward Wilfried Zaha and Albion top-scorer Glenn Murray are both 11/2 to score the first goal and 2/1 to net anytime.

Michy Batshuayi is 6/1 to score first and 9/4 to strike at anytime, the same odds as Florin Andone.

Palace captain Luka Milivojevic, who has scored eight times this season, is 9/1 to score first and 7/2 anytime.

Brighton defender Lewis Dunk is 22/1 to get the first goal and 11/1 to score at anytime, with fellow defender Shane Duffy 25/1 and 12/1 respectively.