Brighton have failed to score just once in their last eight at home to Derby in all competitions, but have won just three of these games (D1 L4).
Derby won both league encounters with Brighton this season; winning 1-0 at home and 2-1 away.
Third placed teams in the Championship have won the play-offs in five of the last eight seasons, including Derby County in 2006/07.
Indeed, 36% of the teams that finished third in the Championship have won promotion via the play-offs; the highest proportion (since 1988/89).
This will be the fourth occasion that Brighton have reached the play-offs in the top four tiers, winning promotion once; in 2003/04 from the third tier.
The Seagulls failed to score in both of their Championship play-off fixtures against Crystal Palace last term, as they were knocked out at the semi-final stage.
The Rams have scored two or more goals in six of their eight play-off semi-final fixtures (W4 D1 L3), reaching the final on two occasions.
Brighton have kept a league-high 20 clean sheets, two more than what they recorded in 2012/13 (inc. play-offs).
Derby have salvaged 22 points from losing positions this season; a league-high.
Craig Bryson (Derby County) has scored 16 goals this season, four more than any other midfielder in the division.
Brighton head into this fixture unbeaten in their last eight matches in league competition, winning four (D4).
Derby have scored a league-high 84 goals this season, 29 more than Brighton (55).
Brighton and Derby have each scored 20 goals in the final 15 minutes this term; a joint-league-high.
Brighton won 17 points in 10 games against fellow top six sides in the Championship this season (W5 D2 L3).