Sunday 17 March, kick-off 2pm
The Den – FA Cup
What a chance this FA Cup preview presents for Millwall and Brighton, with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs. The Lions have a home tie to secure a trip to Wembley against a team who’ve been struggling since the turn of the year, while the Seagulls have been drawn with the weakest team left in the competition.
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What’s the story with Millwall vs Brighton?
Is Millwall vs Brighton on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on BBC.
What happened last time? These teams last met in March 2015 in the Championship. The game at the Den finished goalless, so we hope for a livelier encounter in your weekend football predictions.
What are the Millwall vs Brighton odds? Millwall are 13/5 with 888sport in your FA Cup predictions, while Brighton are 23/20 with the same bookmaker, who are offering £30 in free bets when you sign up here. The draw after 90 minutes is 23/10, sending the tie to extra-time.
Remember that time…there was a home win in a match between these sides? It was in League One back in 2008, when Brighton beat Millwall 4-1. The 11 meetings since have produced five away wins and six draws.
Team news and form
Last six: WWLLLL
The hosts’ match-winner from the last two rounds of the FA Cup misses these Millwall v Brighton predictions. Defender Murray Wallace scored a dramatic 94th-minute winner against Premier League side Everton, before notching the only goal of the game at Wimbledon. He’s set to be out for the rest of the season due to injury. Conor McLaughlin could feature as he continues to build up his fitness, while Tom Bradshaw is another long-term absentee.
Last six: WLWLWW
Florin Andone pulled out of Brighton’s match at Crystal Palace on Saturday with a tight groin. That means he’s a doubt for this game. Glenn Murray was excellent stepping into the starting XI at short notice, and he’ll surely start this game. Pascal Gross is in with a chance after a hamstring injury. Apart from that, back-up Jason Steele is Chris Hughton’s only other injury concern.
Millwall vs Brighton prediction, preview and betting tips
Opportunity knocks for Millwall and Brighton in your latest round of free betting tips and predictions. The Lions need to put an end to a poor run of form if they want to start planning a short trip to Wembley for a semi-final. The Seagulls meanwhile head to the Den on Sunday having broken their duck in the Premier League at the weekend.
Millwall have lost their last four matches, which leaves them just a point above the Championship relegation zone. That run’s been even more disappointing considering it’s come on the back of two excellent away wins, at Wimbledon in the cup and Derby County in the league. The Lions have lost their last two home games 3-1, and haven’t won at the Den since beating Everton.
The mood is very different for the visitors coming into this Millwall vs Brighton prediction. The Seagulls have ended a seven-match winless run in the Premier League, including five defeats, with back-to-back victories. Hughton’s side saw off Huddersfield Town at home before beating rivals Crystal Palace away last weekend. That takes Brighton to four wins in their last six games in all competitions.
This has been a low-scoring fixture over recent years. Only three of the last 11 meetings between the teams have seen over 2.5 goals. However, all of those games were in the league. There’s a place in the last four of the FA Cup at stake this weekend, so we can expect both teams to throw everything at their opponents.
We’re backing over 2.5 goals at 6/5 with William Hill, while both teams to score is 10/11 with the same bookmaker in your football predictions for this game. Brighton are the favourites with their Premier League quality, while Millwall have less time to prepare after Wednesday’s game away to Birmingham City.
The Lions have still scored in losing their last four matches though, and Brighton to win and BTTS is 4/1. A 2-1 away win is 8/1 in your football score predictions for this game, rising to 35/1 with Glenn Murray scoring first.
Millwall vs Brighton first goalscorer predictions
Murray is the 4/1 favourite with bet365 to open the scoring on Sunday. The 35-year-old striker was superb against former club Palace at the weekend, scoring a brilliantly taken goal to make it 13 goals for the season. Lee Gregory is Millwall’s top scorer with 11. His goal in the Lions’ 2-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers last weekend was his first since netting against Everton towards the end of January, and the Englishman is 13/2 in the first goalscorer odds for this game.
Over 2.5 goals
Brighton to win and both teams to score
Glenn Murray to score first
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