Friday Football Tips: Brighton and Crystal Palace in the spotlight | Sports News

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Friday’s only Premier League action comes from the south coast where Brighton take on rivals Crystal Palace.

Elsewhere, there are four Africa Cup of Nations matches penciled in, as well as one Bundesliga and Ligue 1 game.

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Brighton v Crystal Palace

Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League, 8 p.m. Friday

Crystal Palace and Brighton have played 17 draws between them this season and the reverse fixture in November was a stalemate. These two rivals could end up settling for a share of the spoils.

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Ghana beats Gabon Sky Sports Soccer, 7 p.m. Friday

Ghana fell to Group C rivals Morocco thanks to a late goal from Soufane Boufal in their opener but have enough quality in their squad to bounce back directly against Gabon, including talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only recently recovered from Covid.

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Shot on target bet of the day

Brighton v Crystal Palace Sky Sports Main Event 8pm Friday

Crystal Palace have a well-publicized difficulty defending from set pieces and Brighton have a serious aerial threat in defender Shane Duffy. The Irishman is averaging one header per game he has played this season and is expected to score an effort goal, which is available at 2-1 with William Hill.

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Shane Duffy shot the target

Statistics of the day

Brighton v Crystal Palace Sky Sports Main Event 8pm Friday

Palace are unbeaten in their last five games against Brighton.

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