Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Vitallity Stadium will host Tuesday’s Premier League game between Bournemouth and Brighton, the two teams with totally different ambitions for the season finale. Bournemouth are fighting tooth and nail to secure the elite division survival, while Brighton want to represent England in European competitions next term. The Cherries came from behind to beat Mitrovic-less Fulham at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the midweek clash.
Both Marcus Tavernier and Ryan Christie should be recalled to the starting XI, while Ryan Fredericks and Junior Stanislas remain in the recovery room. The Seagulls, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Brentford on Matchday 29. Brighton are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, and given Bournemouth’s shaky defence, away triumph should be considered. Republic of Ireland international Evan Ferguson should recover in time to face the Cherries, with Tariq Lamptey pushing for a recall as well.
Highlighted Player (Ben Pearson):
Ben Pearson is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Preston North End as a midfielder. The 174-cm-tall footballer did not enjoy first-team football with Man Utd and, as a result, he signed a loan deal with Barnsley in the winter of 2015.
Ben Pearson made his professional debut on January 10, 2015 in a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town. Speaking of his first senior goal, Pearson found the net against Port Vale on January 31, 2015. The talented midfielder, who was born in Oldham, England on January 4, 1995, currently plays for Preston North End in the Championship.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. It has to be noted that Ben Pearson represented England U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 teams in international matches. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Brighton):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion compete in the Premier League and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils.
Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname.