With Brighton the only team in the Football League this season and Charlton hovering just above the relegation places, there might seem to be only one outcome to tomorrow's clash at the Amex. However, it would be just like Charlton to overturn the form book and get an unexpected result. Brighton are just one short of equalling the record for the longest unbeaten start in a Championship season (held by QPR)..
Certainly Brighton first team coach Nathan Jones does not think it will be easy, saying that the Addicks offer a blend of youth, freshness and experience: Not an easy three points
Brighton will be without Liam Rosenior (knee). Gaeten Bong is still out with a thigh problem as are striker Sam Baldock (thigh) and winger Kazenga LuaLua (groin). Charlton are without skipper Johnnie Jackson (hamstring) but Ricardo Vaz Te is pushing for his first start.
The bookies don't offer much hope, though with odds of 2/5 for a Seagulls win, 10/3 for a draw and 8/1 for a Charlton win.
The last three games at the Amex have ended 0-0, 3-0 and 2-2.
Unfortunately, the referee is vertically challenged Kevin Stroud.