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Saturday’s Premier League build-up & Crystal Palace v Brighton

Saturday’s Premier League build-up & Crystal Palace v Brighton
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  1. Watch Football Focus on BBC One & online at 12:00 GMT
  2. Rival clubs Crystal Palace and Brighton meet in 12:30 GMT kick-off
  3. Listen on BBC Radio London and online – both in bottom half of table
  4. Brighton start game three points behind Palace
  5. Get involved – #bbcfootball

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    There’s plenty of clubs closer to Palace than Brighton yet this is still classed as a derby by some fans.

    So let me know your most random derby match – and I don’t mean the Manchester or Merseyside derbies.

    How about Bristol City against Birmingham City – otherwise known as the #bcfcvbcfc hashtag derby.

    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

  2. Ferocious rivalry

    Crystal Palace v Brighton (12:30 GMT)

    With around 50 miles of tarmac separating Crystal Palace and Brighton, can this really be labelled a derby match?

    Whatever it is, don’t underestimate the rivalry between these two clubs – it’s ferocious with a capital F.

    And it’s our first match of the day. Kick-off is around 75 minutes away.


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  3. Coming up

    Saturday’s Premier League games:

    Crystal Palace v Brighton (12:30 GMT)

    Cardiff City v West Ham United (15:00 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth (15:00 GMT)

    Leicester City v Fulham (15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City v Watford (17:30 GMT)

  4. Will City move further clear?


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    After a breathless week of European action, attention turns back to the Premier League and the fascinating battles at both ends of the table.

    Manchester City will go FOUR points clear at the top if they beat Watford later (17:30 GMT).

    That’s because nearest challengers Liverpool do not play Burnley until Sunday, so third-placed Tottenham will move six points behind the Reds should they triumph at Southampton (15:00).

    At the other end, the bottom three are all in action.

    And just who will come out on top in the battle of the new bosses when Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester host Scott Parker’s Fulham?


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  5. Here’s the weather forecast

    Rain in Manchester.


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    While over in Liverpool, strong winds and hail showers are forecast (has anyone told Jurgen?).


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    Another stormy weekend at the top of the Premier League?


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