Millwall vs Brighton: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Championship outfit Millwall welcome Premier League side Brighton to the Den in this FA Cup Quarter Final tie.
Brighton beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday with Glen Murray scoring his eleventh league goal of the season. That victory was the Seagulls second in a row and their ninth in total – it was also their first win on their travels in their last seven since a 2-1 win over Huddersfield in December.
Millwall lost to Bolton 2-1 at the Macron Stadium in the Championship last weekend and are now sitting just one point ahead of the drop zone on 34 points – that loss was their fourth on the bounce in the Championship and their eighteenth in total. Millwall have won just twice on the road in the Championship against Derby and Ipswich and are winless in their last five at home.
Brighton beat Derby County 2-1 at Pride Park in the last round of the FA Cup and it took two Glen Murray goals in extra time to finally settle their replay with West Brom in the previous round – Florin Andone and Pascal Gross are injury concerns going into this game.
Millwall beat Hull 2-1 in the third round before dispatching Everton 3-2 at home in the fourth – a 1-0 win away to Wimbledon set up this quarter final tie in the fifth. The Lions have no major injuries ahead of this tie and can spring a shock with a 2-1 win.
- Millwall to win
Millwall have beaten four Premier League sides in the FA Cup over the past two years and will relish the visit of Brighton as they go in search of yet another cup shock.
- Total goals over 2.5
These sides have struggled to score in their recent matches against each other – with the ball hitting the back of the net just four times in their last four meetings and that is why the bookies are offering this price for the over 2.5 goals to be scored market.
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Head to Head
In the last 23 meetings between the teams Brighton have won 10 of them compared to Millwall’s 7 victories while there have been 6 draws.
- Millwall are unbeaten in their last nine home games in the FA Cup with a record of eight wins and one draw – scoring 22 times and conceding eight.
- Brighton have won both their away games in this season’s FA Cup but before that won just two of their last six cup games on the road.
- Millwall will be hoping to emulate their run to the final in 2004 when they were beaten 3-0 by Manchester United in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
- Brighton are looking to reach the final of the FA Cup for the first time since their 4-0 loss in a replay to Manchester United in 1983 after the first game ended 2-2.