Crystal Palace vs Brighton, Championship Playoff Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

crystal palace brighton Crystal Palace vs Brighton, Championship Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

After yesterday’s 1-0 victory for Leicester City against Watford, the second set of Championship playoff semi-finals kicks off today with Crystal Palace hosting Brighton & Hove Albion. For viewers in the United States, the game kicks off at 2:45pm ET on beIN SPORT.

As discussed earlier this week on the EPL Talk Podcast, this match between Palace and Brighton will be a fierce one since it’s a huge southern rivalry, and both clubs fancy their chances of going all the way to getting promoted to the Premier League.

Crystal Palace starting XI: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Zaha, Garvan, Williams, Murray.

Brighton starting XI: Kuszczak; Calderon, Greer, Upson, Bridge; Bridcutt, David, Hammond; Buckley, Ulloa, Orlandi.

Join the conversation in the comments section below.

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5 Responses to Crystal Palace vs Brighton, Championship Playoff Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

  1. The Gaffer says:

    I forgot how unusual the Brighton away kits look. I quite like them.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  2. Smokey Bacon says:

    Seagulls! Anyone but Palarse.

  3. Marc L says:

    Those are nice kits for the gulls. Wouldn’t mind seeing the club come up. They have a really nice ground and I think have never been in the EPL. I think they were in top flight way back in the 70′s for a while.

  4. Frank says:

    Not sure who the 0-0 draw favors. Brighton will feel they should win at home while Palace will feel a score draw gets them through. Second leg should be interesting.

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