Brighton vs Nottingham Forest Match Preview: Premier League

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Nottingham Forest will make the long trip down to the Amex Stadium ahead of Tuesday night's Premier League clash with Brighton.

RealSport101's Harry Smith is on hand to provide a comprehensive preview of Saturday's Premier League battle, including team news, predicted starting XIs and predictions.

Brighton vs Nottingham Forest Team News

Brighton could be without as many as four first-team players for the visit of Nottingham Forest on Tuesday with young centre-backs Levi Colwill and Jan Paul van Hecke both doubtful for this midweek encounter.

Roberto De Zerbi is expected to revert back to the 3-4-2-1 system on Tuesday night with Tariq Lamptey and Adam Lallana both likely to return to the starting XI.

Long-term absentees Jack Colback, Omar Richards and Moussa Niakhate are all set to miss the trip to the Amex Stadium, but Steve Cooper has no fresh injury news to contend with ahead of this tricky clash.

Confirmed Absentees

Brighton: Jakub Moder, Kaoru Mitoma, Levi Colwill, Jan Paul van Hecke

Nottingham Forest: Jack Colback, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate

Predicted Lineups

Brighton (3-4-2-1): Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Caicedo, Mac Allister, Estupinan; Trossard, Lallana; Welbeck

Nottingham Forest (4-3-3): Henderson; Williams, Cook, McKenna, Toffolo; Yates, Mangala, Lingard; Johnson, Awoniyi, Gibbs-White

Brighton vs Nottingham Forest Score Prediction

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi will see this as the perfect opportunity to pick up his first win as Seagulls manager with the Italian having guided his side to back-to-back Premier League defeats since the 3-3 draw against Liverpool.

Tuesday night's hosts will temporarily climb to fifth should they claim victory in midweek. That said, the Seagulls have won just one of their last five league games and will feel the pressure ahead of this must-win clash.

A shiny new contract has done little to help Steve Cooper's fortunes at the bottom of the Premier League table. A 1-0 defeat to struggling Midlands rivals Wolves has only exacerbated matters for Nottingham Forest ahead of this midweek encounter.

The Premier League basement boys have lost six of their last seven Premier League matches ahead of the trip to the Amex, and have failed to score in their last three away from home.

Score Prediction: Brighton 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Harry Smith's Tip: First Team to Score - Brighton

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