Brighton v Wolves: match preview

How Brighton and Wolves would love to start the new year with a bang. Graham Potter’s side have won none of their past seven matches and are hovering above the relegation zone, while Wolves have lost four of their six games since Raúl Jiménez fractured his skull in November and look flat in the final third. Wolves are ensconced in mid-table but Brighton appear on a slippery slope and Potter concedes this is the most challenging spell of his managerial career. “If you don’t win football matches, it’s harder to convince people that you are on the right path, and I can understand that,” he said. Ben Fisher

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season Brighton 2 Wolves 2

Referee Chris Kavanagh

This season G10 Y30 R0 3.00 cards/game

Odds H 7-4 A 9-5 D 2-1

Brighton

Subs from Ryan, Steele, Mac Allister, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Zeqiri, Bernardo, Walton, Sanders, Molumby

Doubtful Connolly (groin), Lallana (groin), Welbeck (knee)

Injured Lamptey (thigh, 10 Jan), Andone (knee, unknown), Izquierdo (thigh, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y22 R3

Form LLDDDL

Leading scorer Maupay 5

Wolves

Subs from Hoever, Ruddy, Aït-Nouri, Neves, Boly, Vitinha, Miranda, Kilman, Otasowie, Buur

Doubtful Boly (knock)

Injured Jiménez (knee, unknown), Jonny (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y24 R1

Form LLWLDL

Leading scorers Jiménez, Neto 4