Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading

Beram Kayal

Brighton midfielder was a surprise substitute in the goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday but could return to the first team for the visit of Reading.

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Brighton midfielder Beram Kayal could return to the starting line-up for the visit of Reading.

The Seagulls have no new injury concerns but defender Uwe Hunemeier (groin) and midfielder Solly March (knee) remain unavailable.

Reading will be without defender Jake Cooper following his red card in the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace.

Royals midfielder George Evans and striker Yann Kermorgant return after being cup-tied in the last match.


  • Brighton have gone 11 games without a win against Reading, drawing four and losing seven.
  • Matej Vydra has scored four goals in his last four league appearances against Brighton.
  • Reading have lost just one of their last 10 league trips to Brighton and are unbeaten in six (W4 D2).
  • The Seagulls have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four league games. They’ve not gone five without conceding since May 2004.
  • Meanwhile, the Royals have failed to keep a clean sheet in all of their last 13 away games in the Championship.

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