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Bitesize Prediction: West Brom vs Brighton – 08/01/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, FA Cup 7 Jan 2022

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Competition: FA Cup

Market: Brighton win

Odds: 5/4 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their recent boost away in the Midlands this weekend, Brighton will make the trip to West Brom on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while West Brom might have managed to snatch a point against relegation scrappers Cardiff last weekend, the Baggies have struggled to find their best form with much stability. Failing to bounce back from what was a stunning 1-0 defeat away at rock-bottom Derby when signing off 2021, the ex-Barnsley boss has seen his side fail to win any of their last three Championship contests. Now dropping consecutive points against Cardiff, Derby and Barnsley, it should also be noted that Saturday’s hosts have won just a pair of their last nine matchups, a run that stems back to November 3rd. Now appearing a real outside pick to clinch an automatic Premier League return this year, West Brom could be in for another tough test in the Midlands this weekend.

As for the visitors, managing to open the New Year with what was an action-packed 3-2 win away at Everton, there is no doubt that the mood in Brighton’s camp should be at a real high. Finding a way to build off of an eye-catching 1-1 draw away at defending European champions Chelsea on December 29th, the Seagulls still find themselves firmly battling it out in the top-half of the table. Mustering seven points from their last three Premier League contests, it should also be noted that Graham Potter’s men have lost just one of their previous seven matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to November 20th. Unbeaten in their last four contests away from the Amex, Brighton should be smelling a golden chance here. Given West Brom’s recent blip, we’re backing an away victory here at attractive odds.

Bet: Brighton 5/4 to beat West Brom in Saturday’s FA Cup tie @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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