Though it is not necessarily known as one of the great derbies in world football, tensions will be running high in east London as the Eagles host the Seagulls today.
Roy Hodgson's Palace started the 2019/20 season superbly with wins against Southampton and Manchester United, but follow-up defeats to Everton and Chelsea - the latter a 4-0 thumping - have tempered expectations.
As for Graham Potter's Brighton, they sit 15th after losing three of their opening four games. The south coast club have shown more than enough in attack so far this term, but must sort out a leaky defence if they are to avoid a potential relegation scrap.
Date, time and venue
Crystal Palace vs Brighton is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off today on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Selhurst Park with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: Palace vs Brighton will be shown live on Sky Sports' Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Hodgson has options at the back once more as Gary Cahill, James Tomkins and Patrick van Aanholt stepped up their recoveries during the international break.
However, James McCarthy and Wayne Hennessey returned from their international camps injured, the latter likely to be out until the new year and the other prompting a late move for Jack Butland on the final day of the domestic window.
Predicted Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Sakho, Mitchell; Townsend, Kouyate, McArthur, Eze; Zaha, Ayew
Prediction: Palace 1-0 Brighton
These games are always a tight affair, with the last three League meetings separated by a one goal or fewer. You would back Palace to just about edge this one, but Hodgson needs a much-improved display after the Eagles' capitulation at Chelsea before the international break.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two sides have met six times in the Premier League, winning two games apiece with two draws each.
The last time they met, Palace won 1-0 at the Amex Stadium back in February.
In terms of the so-called 'M23 derby', Brighton just edge overall results with 40 wins to Palace's 39, and 25 draws.
Betting odds and tips
- Palace to win: 2/1
- Brighton to win: 13/8
- Draw: 12/5
- Palace 1-0 win: Between 9/1 and 10/1
Odds courtesy of Betfair Exchange. Click here to find out more.
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