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Brighton v Crystal Palace FA Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 8th January 2018

6th January 2018 / lee
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Brighton v Crystal Palace FA Cup, 8th January 7.45pm

This will probably be a tight FA Cup battle down on the south coast after a 0-0 draw between them in the Premier League already this season at the Amex. Brighton have the defensive strengths to keep themselves in the time but lack a little going forward. For Palace, it is the other way around. Brighton are 13/8 to get the home win, with the draw at 23/10 and Crystal Palace out at 19/10.

Brighton v Crystal Palace FA Cup Betting Tips

Given the lack of goals that Brighton have produced recently this is probably going to be a low scoring affair. The Seagulls have failed to score in five of their last seven games and it has been a real struggle all season for them putting the ball in the back of the net. Looking at a positive thought for them, they have been really hard to beat at the Amex with a W1 D6 L1 record in their last eight there. Of course the negative is that they haven’t done too much winning. Brighton have actually scored in three of their last four games at home but still under 2.5 goals with Paddy Power has to be the sensible option in this one. If either of these manages to get a win on the board then you probably aren’t going to be looking at anything other than a 1-0 correct score option for either of them.

There was a 0-0 draw played out at the Amex between them earlier in the season and it has left Brighton without a goal in four of their last five games against Palace. From the last five meetings between the two of them, Brighton are W1 D2 L2 against the Eagles. At home, they are just W1 D1 L3 against Crystal Palace. So the head to head suggests Palace will be in favour. Both teams have failed to score in each of the last five clashes between the two of them so that’s a good trend to ride at Paddy Power for this FA Cup clash.

Roy Hodgson has done wonders for Crystal Palace and they got themselves a great away win at Southampton on Tuesday to pull themselves further clear of relegation issues. The Eagles have lost just one of their last eleven games now and that lone defeat was against Arsenal. Out on the road after having lost their first seven away games, they have responded to go unbeaten in their last five away from Selhurst Park with a W2 D3 record. They are perhaps carrying more of an attacking threat with them as they have Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha to create something from them and they are 9/4 and 5/2 respectively in the Paddy Power anytime goalscorer market. The Eagles have collected three clean sheets in their last five away games, so there’s a decent chance that they will keep Brighton at arm’s length. If they get this to a replay, they will be favourites to get through.

Who will win – Brighton v Crystal Palace FA Cup Predictions

The draw is hard to pass up on this one and that would probably suit Palace more. Brighton may just not have enough going forward to take down the Eagles, and given their improved form recently, Palace aren’t too likely to lose.

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