Albion v Burnley - preview

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Albion host Burnley at the Amex on Saturday afternoon and are looking to build on last weekend’s 1-0 victory at Birmingham.

The fixture provides Oscar Garcia the opportunity to pick up his first points at home as Seagulls boss after losing 2-1 to Derby a fortnight ago.

Burnley come into the game having won two of their three Championship games this season, drawing the other, and thumping York City away from home in the Capital One Cup first round.

Team News

Ashley Barnes is recovering from a minor groin injury which he picked up in the win at St Andrews on Saturday but is likely to be available for selection.

However, Andrea Orlandi (knee), Bruno (hamstring) and Liam Bridcutt (hernia) are all still sidelined for the clash.

Keith Andrews and Stephen Ward are both set to make their full home debuts.

Burnley are unlikely to make any major changes to their in-form team, although Junior Stanislas may be rested is the Clarets take up a narrower formation.

Form

Albion picked up their first win of the season last weekend thanks to an Andrew Crofts strike and will be looking to put on a performance in front of the South Coast crowd.

Leonardo Ulloa has hit two goals in his opening three games but it has proved to be Albion’s inability to hold onto a lead which has let them down.

Burnley arrive in Sussex on the back of three consecutive victories - against York, Sheffield Wednesday and Yeovil respectively - and could go top of the league with a win.

Players to Watch

Kemy Agustien (Albion)

The former Swansea midfielder is slowly showing Brighton fans why he played 18 times in the Premier League last season. Agustien was the creator of Croft’s fine finish last weekend with his perfect through-ball.

Danny Ings (Burnley)

With three goals to his name already this season, Ings looks like he is relishing the role after the departure of goal-getter Charlie Austin. The former Bournemouth forward has averaged 2.3 shots per goal this season so far.

Statistic

Burnley are now unbeaten in their last six league games. (WhoScored)

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