Brighton and Hove Albion host Newcastle United at the Amex Stadium on Monday evening, with the home side looking to further secure their Premier League status.
The Seagulls earned a point last time out against an in-form Southampton and are now six points above the drop zone with just two games left to play.
As for Newcastle, three successive defeats have left them firmly in mid-table, with any hopes of an unlikely Europa League spot squandered after some promising form initially after the restart.
Steve Bruce's men were beaten by a Harry Kane inspired Tottenham last time out, while a Troy Deeney double also saw them lose to relegation strugglers Watford last week.
Here's 90min's preview of the upcoming clash...
Where to Watch on TV
When Is Kick Off? Monday 20 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 18:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Amex Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports (UK), FuboTV (US)
Referee? Simon Hooper
The hosts will once again be without injured duo Steven Alzate and Jose Izquierdo, yet do have a number of options to choose from as they look to secure their PL survival. 36-year-old striker Glenn Murray could be in line for a second consecutive start following his impressive performance last time out, while creative midfielder Aaron Mooy will likely be re-called from the bench this weekend.
The visitors are still missing a number of key individuals through injury, with central defenders Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark likely to miss out again. Bruce will also have to make do without captain Jamaal Lascelles and midfielders Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff, with all trio having picked up injuries in the last few weeks. One bright note for the Magpies will be that left-back Danny Rose will once again be available for selection, having been ineligible to face his parent club on Wednesday.
Brighton: Ryan; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn; Trossard, Propper, Stephens, Mooy; Maupay, Murray.
Newcastle: Dubravka; Lazaro, Krafth, Schar, Fernandez, Ritchie; Saint-Maximin, Bentaleb, Shelvey, Almirón; Gayle.
Graham Potter's men have endured a tough run of fixtures in the last few weeks, having coming up against - and lost to - Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. Despite defeats in all of those clashes, the Seagulls have clinched vital victories over both Norwich and Arsenal since the restart.
As for Newcastle, they have been without a win since their 4-1 hammering over Bournemouth on 1 July, with the Magpies being hit for five by a rampant City side last week. Their recent drop off aside, it has been a positive year at St. James' Park for Bruce and his men, with early skepticism having been somewhat put to bed following some impressive performances since the turn of the year.
Here's a look at both side's last five fixtures:
Southampton 1-1 Brighton (16/07/2020)
Brighton 0-5 Manchester City (11/07/2020)
Brighton 1-3 Liverpool (08/07/2020)
Norwich 0-1 Brighton (04/07/2020)
Brighton 0-3 Manchester United (30/06/20)
Newcastle 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur (15/07/2020)
Watford 2-1 Newcastle (11/07/2020)
Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle (08/07/2020)
Newcastle 2-2 West Ham (05/07/2020)
Bournemouth 1-4 Newcastle (01/07/2020)
In truth, neither side has been in great form of late and with a hectic spell of fixtures approaching its conclusion, there may be a number of tired bodies out there.
That being said, the hosts need for a point to guarantee their safety may add an edge to what will likely be a pretty dull game of football.
Prediction: Brighton 0-0 Newcastle
Source : 90min