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    Premier League Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace face off in M23 derby

    It's not even been 24 hours since matchday 13 of the Premier League was wrapped up with Manchester City's flukey win over Huddersfield Town that we're gearing up for matchday 14, a rare midweek programme.

    Four fixtures will take place on Tuesday night and six on Wednesday night - in this article, Football Manics previews the first set of games.

    Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Crystal Palace (7:45pm)

    The M23 derby returns to the top flight for the first time in 36 years and will take place for the first time ever in the Premier League, with Brighton and Palace embroiled in an intense rivalry.

    The Seagulls were unlucky to leave Manchester United on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the weekend, so what better way to bounce back than by defeating their bitter rivals?

    The Eagles, meanwhile, claimed just their second win of the season on Saturday by beating Stoke City and could really kickstart the campaign with victory at the Amex.

    As we all know, derby games see the form book go out the window and, with Brighton taking to the top flight like a duck to water and Palace on an upward trajectory, I think it will be a fiercely contested game with little between them.

    Score prediction: 2-2 (and possibly a red card)

    Leicester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur (7:45pm)

    Spurs and Leicester were the last two horses  in the exhilarating, dramatic, scarcely believable Premier League title race of 2015/16, which went the way of the Foxes.

    Fast-forward one-and-a-half seasons and Tottenham remain equipped for a title challenge, while Leicester have somewhat gone off the boil since their triumph.

    Mauricio Pochettino's side, however, have stumbled in the league recently, losing at Arsenal and drawing with West Brom, but Claude Puel's charges haven't won any of their last three.

    Spurs won 6-1 when they last visited the King Power in the penultimate game of last season but neither side had anything to play for so I expect a tighter encounter this time round. I think the visitors will edge it.

    Score prediction: 1-2

    Watford vs. Manchester United (8pm)

    Watford have had a great season of late, sitting eighth in the table and boasting one of the Premier League's best young new arrivals in Richarlison, who was instrumental as the Hornets thrashed Newcastle United 3-0 at St James' Park at the weekend.

    United were largely unimpressive during Saturday's 1-0 Premier League victory over Brighton, but will be boosted by the availability of Romelu Lukaku, who was fearing a ban for an apparent kick on Gaetan Bong at the weekend but ultimately a panel decided no action would be taken.

    Marco Silva has found himself batting away speculation on his future amid reports linking him to Everton and the feeling is that he just wants to get on with his job at Vicarage Road, which is something that he is doing very well.

    Although I can see Watford performing well against United, I expect the visitors to put in a much more effective performance at the back than Newcastle and do enough up front to nick a goal.

    Score prediction: 0-1

    West Bromwich Albion vs. Newcastle United (8pm)

    Two teams woefully out of form will be meeting at The Hawthorns - West Brom have just two wins out of their 13 Premier League games this season, while Newcastle have lost their last four in the league.

    Rafael Benitez, who today has publicly complained about the lack of funds available to him once again, is likely to draft Mikel Merino back in, while Isaac Hayden is available after suspension.

    West Brom have yet to appoint a new manager following the sacking of Tony Pulis but put in a much-improved performance against Spurs at the weekend so momentum is with them and I think they will get the better of the beleagured Magpies.

    Score prediction: 2-0

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