Brighton vs West Brom
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The American Express Community Stadium (Falmer).
Brighton host West Bromwich Albion in one of the most interesting ties of the 4th round on Saturday afternoon at The American Express Community Stadium in Falmer.
The hosts, who were knocked out by Manchester United in the quarter-final last term, head into the match as favourites in spite of a two-game losing thread.
Narrow defeats to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United in past two Premier League rounds can’t be regarded as big failures.
Overall, Chris Hughton’s men are enjoying a solid campaign in the top flight of English football this term. They are seven points clear off the red zone at the moment.
They did well to see off divisional rivals AFC Bournemouth 1-3 away at Vitality in the previous round of the FA Cup. Anthony Knockaert, Yves Bissouma (his maiden goal in Brighton shirt) and Florin Andone were on the scoreline for the Seagulls on the occasion.
Brighton vs West Brom: Head-to-head
The draw was he most frequent of outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between these two likes.
It happened on five occasions in ten games.
Brighton won just one and lost four of remaining five outings against the Baggies.
Teams snatched a win apiece when they met each other in the previous term of Premier League.
Brighton vs West Brom: Prediction
WBA moved on to third place in the Championship standings after a0-2 victory away at Bolton Wanderers on Monday night. They are three points shy of Norwich City in second and four behind leaders Leeds United after 28 rounds. The automatic promotion to the elite class is the primary goal for the Baggies who reached this stage of the FA Cup by beating Wigan Athletic 1-0 at The DW Stadium.
Brighton generally played well in front of the home crowd throughout the season. They are up against a lower-division team and we have to recognize the value in backing the home win at 1.95 odds here. WBA manager Darren Moore might likely mix up his cards here saving his key players for an important league derby against Middlesbrough next Saturday.
Brighton vs West Brom: Bet Tips
Brighton to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Brighton Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).