Brighton vs Crystal Palace – FA Cup: Between two teams that, on the Premier League, are fighting to escape the relegation spots.
The FA Cup’s Monday night match always offers a lot of motives of interest.
If we look onto the league table, Brighton only has 1 more point than the London eagles, having a weaker attack (3 less goals scored), but a defence that gives, on average, more confidence, having conceded 6 less goals than Crystal Palace.
The month of December wasn’t, however, very memorable for Brighton.
After 3 consecutive losses, the men from the shore have gone into a streak of draws, getting draws against Burnley, Newcastle and Bournemouth, with the latter being on New Year’s Day.
The home win against Watford was the only recorded on this period of competitive intensity, and was followed by a loss, on Boxing Day, against Chelsea.
Crystal Palace lived a December showing some recovery, only having suffered 1 loss, on a match against Arsenal, and by the minimum margin.
Besides that, they got 4 draws and 3 victories, against Watford, Leicester and Southampton, with the curious aspect of those two last being obtained away from home.
Will there be, this way, space for Crystal Palace to start to assert themselves as a team that prefers to play away from home?
The trend isn’t even recent, since the Eagles’ last loss away from home happened in the beginning of the month of November, when they faced Tottenham.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tip and Prediction:
That’s a worrying sign for Brighton that is looking to confirm on the Premier League their growth as a team.
The presence on the FA Cup always has an enormous weight for the English fans, but it is also certain that, after intense efforts over the course of the last few weeks, it is more than likely that both sides will rotate their starters.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Both teams to score||