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Notting Hill? Pretty Woman?
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A big moment for Whitworth.
Over it in Naples, it is a touch lively due to clashes between supporters and police. A lot of Frankfurt fans have travelled to the city despite being officially banned from the stadium.
The big news down at the Amex is that 19-year-old goalkeeper Joe Whitworth is making his Crystal Palace debut because of injuries to Vicente Guaita and Sam Johnstone.
Southampton: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Perraud, Alcaraz, Elyounoussi, Adams, Sulemana.
Subs: Caballero, A.Armstrong, Onuachu, Bree, S.Armstrong, Mara, Salisu, Walcott, Lavia.
Brentford: Raya, Hickey, Henry, Pinnock, Mee, Norgaard, Jensen, Schade, Janelt, Mbeumo, Toney.
Subs: Cox, Dasilva, Wissa, Zanka, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Jansson, Damsgaard, Baptiste.
Brighton: Steele, Veltman, Colwill, Dunk, Estupinan, Gross, Caicedo, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson.
Subs: Sanchez, Webster, Sarmiento, Enciso, Undav, Gilmour, Ferguson, Van Hecke, Buonanotte.
Crystal Palace: Whitworth, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Lokonga, Doucoure, Olise, Edouard, Schlupp, Zaha.
Subs: Goodman, Ward, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Ayew, Eze, Mateta, Richards, Ahamada.
What an intriguing night of action we have to look forward. There is the small matter of a Champions League last-16 game. Admittedly, Napoli are 2-0 up from the first leg in Frankfurt but there is still hope for the Germans. Not much, but hope nonetheless.
Back in Blighty there are two Premier League matches. Most notably, it is that well-known derby of Brighton v Crystal Palace. We could spend all day discussing the merits of said fixture being described as a rivalry but, ultimately, the fans would tell you it is absolutely MASSIVE. Brighton are aiming for Europe, while Palace are fully immersed in the relegation battle after a poor run of form.
Speaking of battling for survival, the Premier League’s bottom club Southampton welcome Brentford to St Mary’s in the infamous red stripe derby. Due to how close things are at the foot of the table, a win for Saints would lift them out of the drop zone and up to 16th, which is a handsome prospect. Brentford arrive off the back of a dispiriting loss to Everton at the weekend and will want to be far better tonight.
There is also the start of the post-Rehanne Skinner era for Tottenham in the WSL against Leicester and Championship games aplenty.
Here’s to a fun evening!
Napoli v Eintracht Frankfurt – 8pm (GMT)
Brighton v Palace – 7.30pm
Southampton v Brentford – 7.30pm
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