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Match preview: Brighton v Millwall

12 December 2014

A comprehensive look ahead to tonight's game at the Amex

Ian Holloway's Millwall side will look to bounce back from last Saturday's disappointing defeat to Middlesbrough with all three points against Brighton tonight (7.45pm).

The Lions are two points and two places better off than The Seagulls, who have picked up one win in their last 16 League games.

What the managers say

Ian Holloway: "I want to try and impart our game (on Brighton). It's very simple - we go back to what we have been doing. We need to get our shape back, work together, close together, stay solid and when we win it actually move them around. Then we need to do our passing patterns which make us look really good and confident." Read more by clicking here.

Sami Hyypia: "We need to be consistent for 90 minutes, defensively and offensively and everyone has to do absolutely everything they can to help the team win. Millwall are a team that has the same character as the manager and he gives everything he can. They will come here to fight and try to get something from the game." Read more by clicking here.

Team news

Brighton have Adrian Colunga available for selection after the forward served a one-game suspension for a red card in The Seagulls' defeat to Fulham.

The game may come too soon for Sam Baldock, who has been struggling with a thigh injury, whilst Kazenga LuaLua and Gordon Greer (both knee) look set to miss out.

For Millwall, Nicky Bailey (thigh) is still not back to full fitness whilst Carlos Edwards (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Head-to-head

Friday night's match will be the 98th meeting between Brighton and Millwall, and to date it is The Seagulls who narrowly hold the better head-to-head record with 38 wins to The Lions' 36 in all competitions.

Brighton are unbeaten in their last six games against Millwall, though five of those matches have been draws, and The Lions have yet to pick up a win in three trips to Amex Stadium since it opened for the 2011/12 season.

Betting

For a comprehensive list of odds on the game, visit Sky Bet.

Coverage

Unable to make it to the Amex? As well as live coverage on Sky Sports, the Lions Player team will be bringing you full match commentary from 7.40pm.

You can also keep up-to-date with all the action via @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account. Have your say before, during and after the game by tagging your tweets with #BHAFCvMFC, this evening's match-specific hashtag.

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