Brighton v Crystal Palace on TV: kick off time, channel, prediction and referee - is there a free stream?

Brighton & Hove Albion are set to face their biggest rivals Crystal Palace in the Premier League this week.

Brighton manager Graham Potter and assistant coach Billy Reid look on during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa at American Express Community Stadium on February 13, 2021.
Brighton manager Graham Potter and assistant coach Billy Reid look on during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa at American Express Community Stadium on February 13, 2021.

Graham Potter’s Brighton face Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

And with the game set to be shown on TV, we walk you through how you can watch it.

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The Seagulls are sitting in 16th position at the moment with 26 points from 24 games following a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa last time out.

The Eagles, however, occupy 14th with 29 points from their 24 fixtures after a poor 3-0 loss to Burnley in their last Premier League outing.

But how can you watch the clash? Here, we take you through everything you need to know…

When is Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace?

The match between Brighton and Crystal Palace will take place at the Amex Stadium on Monday, February 22.

Kick off is scheduled for 8pm.

What are the odds for Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace?

At the time of writing, bookmakers Paddy Power have Brighton priced at 8/11 to win the clash.

A draw is 23/10 with the same outlet, whilst a Crystal Palace win is 9/2.

Paddy Power are offering a odds of 7/2 on Seagulls favourite Neal Maupay to score first, with Danny Welbeck priced at 9/2.

Palace’s Christian Benteke to score first is priced at 10/1 currently, with Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi priced at 17/2.

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What channel is Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace on?

The Premier League match between Brighton and Crystal Palace will be broadcast on television via the Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD channels.

You can add the Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football channels for just £18 per month combined or pick up the complete sports package for just £23 per month.

Can I stream Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace online for free?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a free stream but Brighton fans can pay to view the game.

You can watch the match with a NOW TV pass for £9.99 or for £33.99 without signing up for a contract.

NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the game via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices.

NOW TV is also available via BT Sport for BT Sport subscribers.

Who is the referee for Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace?

Kevin Friend will referee Brighton’s clash with Crystal Palace.

Simon Beck and Eddie Smart will assist Friend, with Martin Atkinson named as the fourth official.

Keith Stroud has been named as the VAR for the game, and he will be assisted by Mark Scholes.

Is there any team news ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace?

Wilfred Zaha is sidelined with a knee injury which could mean Jean-Philippe Mateta starts.

Gary Cahill and Andros Townsend are among a number of players who will expect to return after the loss to Burnley.

James McCarthy has returned to training this week, putting the midfielder in line to feature in the squad.

Adam Webster may be given the nod is Brighton revert to a back three.

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Are there any predictions for Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace?

As always, there’s plenty of predictions for the match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace.

Here, we hear from the Brighton & Hove Independent’s chief Seagulls writer Derren Howard.

“Brighton are on a decent run of form and have kept five clean sheets in their last six matches.

"Goals however remain an issue and I expect Roy Hodgson's Palace team, who have lost their previous two, to be extremely compact and tough to break down.

“Brighton have the most draws in the Premier League this season with 11 but I just fancy them to nick this one by the odd goal.

“I like Alexis Mac Allister in the attacking midfield role and the Argentina international links well with Leo Trossard and Neal Maupay.

“Brighton also have the added incentive of leapfrogging their rivals in the table and should have just enough to break through against a Palace team who will seriously miss the creative talents of the injured Wilf Zaha.”

Derren Howard’s prediction: Brighton 1-0 Palace.