The Eagles have lost just one of their last eight matches in all competitions, winning three of their last four. Palace were worthy winners against Burnley at Turf Moor last weekend and will be confident of beating Brighton in south London.
Chris Hughton's charges have picked up just one point from their last six matches away from Amex Stadium. In fact, the Seagulls have secured just eight points away from home in the Premier League this season.
Given that dreadful record on the road, it is no surprise that Palace are William Hill's 4/5 (1.80) favourites to win.
Brighton are available at 15/4 (4.75) to chalk up back-to-back league wins after beating Huddersfield Town at Amex Stadium last weekend. The same firm offer 5/2 (3.50) that these two teams are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.
Mamadou Sakho, Connor Wickham, Pape Souare and Julian Speroni are all out for the hosts.
Brighton will hope to welcome back Pascal Gross and Leon Balogun from injury. Should those two return, the Seagulls could be at full-strength for Saturday's showdown.
Case for goals
Palace have struggled in attack for long spells this season but could be finding form at a crucial stage of the season. Indeed, the Eagles have now scored in 12 successive matches in all competitions and have hit 10 goals in their last four games.
Brighton have scored in each of their last six away matches in all competitions. William Hill make it even money (2.0) that there are goals scored at both ends in south London and 100/30 (4.33) that the Seagulls score more than once.
Palace are in good spirits at the present time and they could prove to be too strong for the travel-sick visitors. The 4/5 (1.80) quote from William Hill, then, for Hodgson's men to pick up all three points could offer best value for punters.