Brighton

V

Falmer Stadium

17/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

Coventry City

V

Falmer Stadium

17/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Brighton host the lowest ranked team left in the cup, League Two’s Coventry City. 

Last time: The last time these sides met in Brighton was in November 2011 in the Championship and the Seagulls ran out 2-1 winners. A Richard Keogh own goal put them ahead before Gary Gardner equalised for the Sky Blues, Romain Vincelot sealed the win for the home side in the thirty-seventh minute.

This time: Brighton is 2/5 to win here, while Coventry are 8/1 to be victorious in ninety minutes and the draw is 4/1.

You might remember: An FA Cup tie back in  January 2006 where a sole Gary McSheffrey gave Coventry a 1-0 win in the third round.

 

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Glenn Murray has scored regularly in the FA Cup this season

Premier League side Brighton are unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions, winning twice and drawing twice. An away win at Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the cup sees them take on Coventry here in the fifth. Coventry, on the other hand, has lost their last two league games but before that had won three in a row.

Brighton is 2/5 to win and had a decent home record, losing just three times in the Falmer Stadium, winning six and drawing six times in all competitions. It is 5/1 for Brighton to win 1-0.

Coventry is 8/1 to knock Brighton out in ninety minutes and has already put paid to Premier League opposition when they beat Stoke 2-1 in the third round. Goals by Jordan Willis and Jack Grimmer sealed the victory for the Sky Blues. A similar scoreline would get odds of 28/1.

The draw is 4/1 and Brighton have drawn six times out of 15 home games in all competitions this season. A 1–1 draw is worth odds of 9/1.

Brighton’s top goal scorer Glen Murray is 7/2 to score the first goal of the game and has scored three in his last four matches. It was his last minute winner against Boro that sees his side now in the fifth round. He is 5/1 to score two or more goals.

Coventry’s top marksman Mark McNulty can be got at 9/2 to score at any time during this match. Brighton’s Davy Propper can also be got at 9/2 to score at any point in the game.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Brighton to continue their cup run. A side that is happy to be having their debut Premier League season should be confident going into this match-up against League Two Coventry. Brighton to win both halves can be found at 9/4.

2

We fancy:

Goals for the home side, a 3-0 win has odds of 8/1 while a 4-0 win is 17/1. The Seagulls scored three in their last home game which was a 3-1 win over West Ham. Another 3-1 win here can be got at 14/1.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Glenn Murray to score a hat-trick is 30/1. The striker has already netted in both FA Cup games for Brighton, a late winner in the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace and that last-minute winner in the previous round against Boro. He is also 4-1 to score the last goal of the game again here.

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Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.