BAT­TLE OF THE BIRDS… GULLS v MAGS! 1 22

Brighton v New­cas­tle v This is Brighton’s first sea­son in the Prem – for New­cas­tle's it's their 22nd sea­son!

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BOTH CLUBS flew the Champo nest in May and have landed safely in the Prem, but there are scores to set­tle – Brighton boss Chris Hughton was sacked by The Toon in 2010, while The Mag­pies beat Brighton twice last term. Plus New­cas­tle nicked the ti­tle from them with the last kick of 2016-17!

BRIGHTON

MAN­AGER Chris Hughton TOP SCORER Pas­cal Gross, 2 LAST SIX GAMES LLLWDW KEY PLAYER Pas­cal Gross In the last two Bun­desliga sea­sons the Ger­man set up more chances than any other player – can he re­peat the trick in the Prem?

NEW­CAS­TLE

MAN­AGER Rafa Ben­itez TOP SCOR­ERS Five play­ers, 1 LAST SIX GAMES WLLLWW KEY PLAYER Mikel Merino Rafa has un­earthed a gem! The Spain U-21 play­maker is su­perb at win­ning back the ball and launch­ing coun­ters – perfect for away games!

BRUNO KNOCKAERT ATSU CLARK DUFFY RYAN DUNK SUTTNER

PAZ SAYS This is the first time these two teams have met in the top divi­sion. His­toric face-off! SUN 24 SEPTEM­BER AT 4PM AMEX STA­DIUM LAST MEET­ING: Brighton 1-2 New­cas­tle, 28 Fe­bru­ary 2017 MOTD SAYS: Both teams will see this as a game they can win on the

Ing col­lect is Ritchie they’re Matt cards like to yel­low He's close At­tax. sus­pen sion! Match up a pick­ing PRE­DICTED LINE-UPS BRIGHTON NEW­CAS­TLE CHANCES OF WIN­NING MOTD MAG PRE­DICTS YOU PRE­DICT LIS­TEN LIVE onbbcra­dio5live­and fol­lowup­date­son bbc.co.uk/foot

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