Both Brighton and Burnley are looking to ensure they have put some stretch between themselves and the ferocious relegation dogfight taking place not too far in their ranking territory as the season progresses.
Burnley is in the more precarious position of the two though they have had a more impressive recent run than Brighton. The fixture therefore has all the makings of being a cagey affair with neither team looking to get too ambitious only to be hit on the counterattack.
Brighton may be the bookies' favorite going into the fixture but anyone who writes of Burnley does so at their own peril. It is after all the Sea Gulls who came agonizingly close to pulling off a shocker at Old Trafford against a resurgent Solkjaer's Manchester United barely a fortnight prior to this fixture. Brighton's Glenn Murray looks to have rediscovered his early season form and should be the player to watch