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Preston North End vs Brighton: How to watch, live stream details & team news

The new streaming platform comes into use this week for games involving Premier League teams - iFollow won't be available to use

Preston North End host Brighton & Hove Albion in the third round of the Carabao Cup this evening.

The Lilywhites head into the game knowing that a fourth round home tie against Manchester United is on offer for the winner.

PNE drew at Norwich City 2-2 on Saturday and put in an impressive performance against the side tipped for the Championship title.

They face another tough test tonight, as they face a Brighton side that dispatched of Portsmouth 4-0 in the previous round and beat Newcastle 3-0 at St James' Park at the weekend.

North End have seen off Mansfield Town and Derby County so far, but this is their biggest challenge yet as they aim to progress through and face the Red Devils.

Here's all the key information ahead of the game.

How to watch it

Earlier rounds saw matches streamed on the EFL’s iFollow, but this is not a platform available to Premier League clubs.

Instead, every match involving a Premier League team will be shown on CarabaoCup.live, with match passes costing £10.

It is a streaming platform for all non-televised matches involving a Premier League club in the competition this season.

Matches cost £10 and passes will give access to HD streams along with live commentary.

What technical requirements are needed?

Users will require a minimum internet download speed of 1.2mbps for standard definition, with latency not exceeding 100ms.

For HD, users need an internet download speed of at least 4mbps with latency not exceeding 50ms.

Visit speedtest to find out whether your internet connection is strong enough.

What matches will be shown?

West Brom vs Brentford

West Ham vs Hull City

Preston North End vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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How else to follow it

PNE’s usual audio commentary will be available on iFollow PNE, with an audio match pass just £2.50 - Jonathan Breeze and Paul McKenna are on air from 6.45pm.

Our live blog of the action will be able to follow from around 6pm, with all the build-up, team news, live updates and match reaction.

Match odds

PNE: 15/18

Draw: 23/10

Brighton: 11/8

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Team news

Alex Neil has Paul Huntington suspended, while Louis Moult and Josh Earl remain unavailable through injury.

Daniel Johnson has a grade one groin injury too and will be sidelined for around a week.

Jayden Stockley is available for selection, after having to miss the Norwich City game last weekend due to a family member showing Covid-19 symptoms.

Brighton will be without Christian Walton and winger Jose Izquierdo - who is making good progress after a nasty knee injury.

Midfielders Dale Stephens and Jayson Molumby have been linked with moves away from the club - to Burnley and Millwall on loan respectively.

Predicted teams

Predicted PNE XI: Ripley; Rafferty, Bauer, Storey, Hughes; Gallagher, Bayliss, Potts; Bodin, Stockley, Harrop

Predicted Brighton XI: Steele; Sanders, Veltman, Burn, Bernardo; Molumby, Propper; Jahanbakhsh, Gross, Mac Allister; Gyokeres

Cup run so far

PNE

R1: PNE 4-0 Mansfield (Barkhuizen, Maguire, Bauer, Harrop)

R2: Derby 1-2 PNE (Barkhuizen, Johnson)

Brighton

R2: Brighton 4-0 Portsmouth (Mac Allister, Jahanbakhsh, Bernardo, Gyokeres)

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