Stoke can move level on points with Brighton if they secure a victory when the two sides meet at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.
The Potters will head into the match inside the Premier League relegation zone, but they will move out of the bottom three and join 13th-place Brighton on 27 points if they secure all three points against the Seagulls this weekend.
Paul Lambert's side should certainly fancy their chances of claiming a victory, as they have won eight of the last nine meetings between the two sides, the only exception being a 2-2 draw when the two sides met at The Amex earlier this season
Stoke's home record against Brighton is particularly impressive, as they have emerged victorious the last five times the two teams have met in the Potteries, while the Seagulls haven't even scored a goal on their last four visits.
Jese Rodriguez is in line to return to the Stoke squad for the first time in two months, while defender Bruno Martins Indi is back in contention following a knock.
Brighton are on a three-match unbeaten run in all competitions, although they have failed to win any of their last seven away games in the top-flight, with their only goal during that sequence coming against Southampton last time out.
Chris Hughton's side did secure a 3-1 home win against West Ham last time out, while their firepower is set to be boosted by the return to fitness of club-record signing Jurgen Locadia, who is in line to make his debut following his transfer from PSV Eindhoven during the January transfer window.