BRIGHTON- TRANMERE ROVERS
A quick look at the league table will tell you that both teams are, for very different reasons, in desperate need of all three points, a draw will not help either and "new" home boss Russell Slade, will be pleased that his Tranmere counterpart has pledged to come and attack. Rovers have something of a problem on the road, against struggling sides and since Boxing Day, have drawn at Northampton and Hereford and lost at Cheltenham, Hartlepool and Crewe, five teams all firmly involved in the relegation dogfight.
Hosts are a Championship size club in waiting and with the new stadium now given the go ahead, their future could be bright, if they can just find a way to stay up this season. They hammered five past Yeovil in their last home start and there have been clear signs, apart from the odd blip, that Slade has got them heading in the right direction. However, he and they are running out of time and they simply have to win this, I understand from local reports that training has gone very well this week and all the new players have now settled in. They will take heart from Tranmere's poor road record and look decent value to register a much needed win.
6.5 points Brighton -1/2 ball 2.80 + .... up to 3.0 available.