Brighton 12/5 to beat Middlesbrough in Saturday’s FA Cup battle
Competition: FA Cup
Market: Brighton to beat Middlesbrough
Odds: 12/5 @ Bet365
The FA Cup returns this weekend for a massive round of games that will surely bring a huge amount of goals and shocks, as the world’s most unpredictable cup competition returns. Every side still in the competition will feel that they can win it, and with this in mind, Brighton travel to face Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Middlesbrough have been in fairly good form this season and they are chasing a promotion back to the Premier League. After 28 games they have won 13, drawn five and lost 10, scoring 38 times and conceding just 27 goals. In their last five they have won three and lost two, seeing them onto 44 points fo the season so far. Middlesbrough are currently just two points short of the promotion places and they will feel that the confidence a win over Premier League Brighton would give them can see their league campaign improve even further.
Brighton have been struggling of late in the Premier League and are in desperate need of a win. After 24 matches they have won five, drawn eight and lost 11, scoring 17 goals and conceding 33 times along the way. In their last five they have drawn twice and lost three times which has seen them onto 23 points, just one clear of Southampton in 18th-place and the relegation zone. Brighton are in desperate need of a distraction and an extended run in the FA Cup could provide just that.
Bet: Brighton to beat Middlesbrough in Saturday’s FA Cup game: 12/5 @ Bet365>>