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What time is kick off?

Cardiff City v Brighton & Hove Al­bion kicks off at 12.30pm at Cardiff City Sta­dium on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 10.

How can I watch it?

You can watch the game live on Sky Sports — with cov­er­age start­ing at 11.30am on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Pre­mier League.

Or you can fol­low our live blog on WalesOn­line which will run from early Sat­ur­day morn­ing.

What’s the lat­est team news?

Cardiff will be with­out the sus­pended Harry Arter as well as in­jured duo Ken­neth Zo­hore and Jazz Richards — plus long-term ab­sen­tees Nathaniel Men­dez-Laing and Lee Peltier.

Joe Ralls and Danny Ward could both re­turn from knee prob­lems.

Brighton’s con­cerns cen­tre around the in­jured Pas­cal Gross and Davy Prop­per, who are both stricken long term. Alireza Ja­han­bakhsh is out too hav­ing picked up a knock this week.

So the Seag­ulls could wel­come back Yves Bis­souma and An­thony Knock­aert, de­spite hav­ing named an un­changed side for the past three fix­tures.

Prob­a­ble Cardiff XI (4-33):

Etheridge; Manga, Mor­ri­son (capt.), Bamba, Ben­nett; Gun­nars­son, Ralls, Ca­ma­rasa; Decor­dova-Reid, Mur­phy, Pater­son.

Prob­a­ble Brighton XI (4-4-1-1):

Ryan; Bruno (capt.), Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Knock­aert, Stephens, Kayal , Izquierdo; March; Mur­ray.

What have the man­agers said?

Neil Warnock:

“He’s un­der­rated, Chris (Hughton). His achieve­ments speak for them­selves and some­times you’ve got to be care­ful what you wish for.

“New­cas­tle were in a su­per po­si­tion when they got rid of him. He’s bad for us as man­agers, he’s so nice! He gives us a bad rep­u­ta­tion.”

“They’ll have good back­ing this week­end and it will be an­other tough game. “Neil’s com­ments this morn­ing are nice — but it’s also dif­fi­cult in this pro­fes­sion to be nice all the time be­cause there are al­ways tough de­ci­sions that you have to make to have suc­cess.

“I have great re­spect for him and our paths have crossed many times. He con­tin­ues to do a very good job at Cardiff. I’ll look for­ward to see­ing him what­ever the re­sult.”

Chris Hughton: Who are the key men?

The Blue­birds will rely on the pace of Josh Mur­phy down the left. The for­mer Nor­wich young­ster has been their most im­pres­sive at­tack­ing per­former this sea­son and has two goals al­ready to his name.

In mid­field, the craft and guile of Vic­tor Ca­ma­rasa will again prove piv­otal although Warnock has been field­ing the Spa­niard in a nom­i­nal right-wing role.

Brighton, as al­ways, will be heav­ily re­liant on the solid cen­tre-back pair­ing of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy. Their part­ner­ship has been of the Pre­mier League’s more im­pres­sive pair­ings in the past sea­son or two.

What are the odds?

All odds ac­cord­ing to Sky Bet and cor­rect at time of writ­ing.

Cardiff win: Brighton win:


2/1 6/4 2/1

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