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Seagulls may have to settle for draw at Eagles 

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Brighton got the better of their arch-rivals Crystal Palace in both Premier League meetings last season and will be confident of success at Selhurst Park after their recent victory at Arsenal. 

However, they may not get much space to express themselves with Palace likely to get behind the ball as they have a number of defensive absentees. 

The home team may not look to push forward too much, which could result in a game with few opportunities, so it could easily finish as a draw. 

Best bet
Draw

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Match in Focus

17:30 Sa 25Jan BT1

Hull v Chelsea

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Key stats
  • Chelsea have won their last seven meetings with Hull
Expert verdict
Chelsea beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the FA Cup third round and a similar scoreline could follow at the KCOM Stadium. Inconsistent Hull managed only three shots on target en route to losing their last two Championship outings and the youthful Blues look a class above their hosts.