The week ahead: Five games in seven days!

As well as Saturday's Premier League clash against Aston Villa, Albion's women and under-23s are all in action this week.

By Bruce Talbot • 13 January 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion are back at the Amex on Saturday.

First up is the visit of Leicester City to the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre in a Premier League 2 encounter.

Monday 13th January: Albion under-23s v Leicester City, kick off 7pm

Another busy week for Albion kicks off tonight when Simon Rusk's side host Leicester.


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U23 goals: Blackburn 1 Albion 2

The Seagulls are unbeaten in league and cup competition since late November, and returned to action after a brief break with a 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers on Monday, when Peter Gwargis scored for the third successive league game.

Rusk is expecting a tough outing against a side with four wins in their last five. He said, “They have got good momentum, so if we are going to get anything out of it, we’re going to have to be at our best.”

Tuesday 14th January: Burgess Hill v Albion, kick off 7.30pm

On Tuesday, Albion head to the Green Elephants Stadium to take on Bet Victor League side Burgess Hill Town in the third round of the Sussex Senior Cup.

The match has already been postponed twice so Albion will hope it’s a case of third time lucky. Expect a number of Mark Beard’s under-18s, who reached the last 16 of the FA Youth Cup last week, to be involved alongside under-23 players.

By Kyle Hemsley
Albion are in Continental League Cup action against Manchester United.

Wednesday 15th January: Manchester United v Albion, kick off 7.30pm

Albion’s women take centre stage on Wednesday when they play Manchester United in the quarter-final of the Continental Cup at Leigh Sports Village.

Hope Powell’s side qualified from a strong group which included Barclays FA Women's Super League leaders Arsenal and Bristol City, and will be looking to bounce back from a 4-0 league defeat to the Gunners on Sunday.

Saturday 18th January: Albion v Aston Villa, kick off 3pm

The Premier League takes centre stage, as Albion welcome Aston Villa to the Amex for a sold-out clash.

The Seagulls were very unfortunate to lose 2-1 at Villa Park to a stoppage-time goal in October after taking the lead through Adam Webster’s header. Graham Potter’s team have taken four points from their last two league games at the Amex, and Potter hopes to have influential midfielder Aaron Mooy available after he missed last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Everton because of injury.  

Tickets for this match are available via the season-ticket exchange. Click here for more information.

Sunday 19th January: West Ham United v Albion, kick-off 3pm

Powell's team are back on the road this Sunday when they face West Ham United at Rush Green.

The game comes just four days after a Continental League Cup tie against Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village, as Albion play their third match in the space of eight days.

The Hammers head into the game looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat away at Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday.

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