Brighton v Burnley: How can I watch it? Is there a live stream? Early team news - who is playing for both teams?

Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion greets Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion greets Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion greets Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Both Brighton and Burnley go into their Premier League clash on Friday desperately looking for a result that could kickstart their respective campaigns.

The Seagulls have shown plenty of signs of promise in the opening stages of the season, but as yet, have struggled to turn that flair into points.

As for Sean Dyche’s men, they sit bottom of the table with just one point from their opening six games, and will be eager to amend that record in a match that will have been earmarked as winnable by both sides.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s match-up:

What time does Brighton vs Burnley kick-off?

Friday’s clash at the Amex Stadium is scheduled to get underway at 5.30pm.

Is Brighton vs Burnley on TV? Can I watch a live stream?

The match has not been selected for broadcast, meaning that fans will not be able to watch it through any of the normal viewing platforms. The game will be available to purchase through Sky Sports Box Office for a price of £14.95, however.

How can I follow Brighton vs Burnley live?

As usual, make sure to check back here as we will be covering all the action in our live matchday blog with the best preview, in-game updates, and post-match analysis.

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Who will be in the teams?

Brighton boss Graham Potter raised a few eyebrows when he omitted striker Neal Maupay from his starting XI against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, but the Frenchman has trained this week and could be recalled.

Likewise, he will have a decision to make over goalkeeper Mat Ryan, who dropped to the bench for that game.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh has returned to training, while Solly March’s availability remains in some doubt.

Burnley have had a raft of injuries recently, and will likely be without skipper Ben Mee, Erik Pieters and Jack Cork – while Johann Berg Gudmundsson could be touch and go.

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Phil Bardsley continues to follow Premier League protocols having tested positive for Covid before the draw with West Brom last month, but his period of isolation is due to come to an end this week, and he could feature if he returns a negative test before the game.

Who is the referee for Brighton vs Burnley?

The man in the middle at the Amex on Friday will be Mike Dean. The official has taken charge of five Premier League games so far this season, handing out 16 yellow cards and one red.

Dean will be assisted by Ian Hussin and Dan Robathan, while his fourth official will be John Brooks.

Michael Oliver and Steven Child will be on VAR duty for the match.

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What are the betting odds for Brighton vs Burnley?

The bookies currently have the home team as favourites to come away with all three points on Friday night.

Sky Bet have the Seagulls at odds of 17/20, with Burnley at 16/5. A draw is priced at 13/5.

Neal Maupay is currently favourite to open the scoring, with odds of 16/5.

Chris Wood is favourite for the visitors at 9/2.

In the event of a 0-0 draw, no goalscorer is priced at 17/2.

What is the form?

Brighton have recorded two draws and three losses in their last five matches, while Burnley have registered one draw and four losses. Both sides lost last time out.