West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton Match Info
Date: Wednesday February 6 2019
Kick-off time: 8.05pm GMT
Venue: The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
January 26 2019: Brighton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
January 13 2018: West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Brighton
September 9 2017: Brighton 3-1 West Bromwich Albion
Total head-to-head matches played: 22
Brighton wins: 5
West Brom wins: 9
West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton Stats
- The only previous cup tie between these clubs was in the 1976-77 League Cup when Brighton won 2-0 away from home
- Only one of the last 10 head-to-head matches resulted in an away win
- West Brom have won only two of their latest seven home games (four draws, one defeat)
West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton Match Preview
Brighton could not make the breakthrough we needed in the original match of this tie, but we will back them again to get the job done at the second time of asking.
The Seagulls were our bet to win on home soil but although they dominated the game, they could not find a way past West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond as the contest ended goalless.
But our reasoning for the initial tip still stands – that Brighton may be slightly better suited by a lengthy FA Cup run than Albion, who have a more obvious target in their league campaign as they are striving to go straight back up from the Championship after being relegated.
Chris Hughton’s side, meanwhile, need to be careful not to get dragged into the Premier League dogfight at the bottom of the table and to that end, they face a big game at home to Burnley on Saturday. Victory here would give them a big confidence boost for that test.
An unusual, but perfectly valid, fact about Brighton is that in 2019 so far they have been much more free-scoring on their travels than at home, and that could help them to edge past a Baggies side whose own form since Christmas has taken something of a downturn.
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