Brighton face Norwich this Saturday as they look to end their six-game losing streak.
The Seagulls haven’t picked up a single point since the start of February when they beat Watford at Vicarage Road. Whilst currently 13th on 33 points, this week’s game will be a chance to get their first win in front of home supporters since Boxing Day.
“We know we are on a bad run and haven’t performed well at home,” said Brighton’s manager, Graham Potter. “It’s caused a lot of pain and suffering but it’s down to us to turn that around.”
Despite Norwich being bottom of the league, they were unlucky not to beat an in-form Brighton side earlier this season, when they drew 0-0 at Carrow Road. Whilst they’ve also lost their last six games, Brighton’s defender, Shane Duffy believes they could use their position to their advantage. “It’s one of the most dangerous games we’ll have,” said the Republic of Ireland international.
“They have the capacity to win games regardless of their position,” added Potter. “We aren’t going to underestimate anybody, the focus is on us.
“We need to put on a good show for our supporters, we always respect our opponent but we need to put on a performance that’s closer to what we know we can do,” said Potter. Brighton havn’t won at home since Boxing Day and their poor run of form means Amex fans have only seen ten goals in the league this season.
Brighton can finish their season in the top ten but will need to turn things around with three points this weekend. A victory could push them into 11th and level on points with Leicester in 10th. The Seagulls face Arsenal in their next game.
Whereas, Norwich are still eight points from safety and would remain in 20th even if they win at the Amex. However, they could build a strong run if they’re also able to beat Burnley in their next game who are als in the relegation zone.