Kick-off: 2000, 06/02/2019
Stadium: The Hawthorns
TV: BBC One
Brighton were left frustrated after failing to see off West Brom at the first attempt but are still worth sticking with in Wednesday’s FA Cup replay.
The Seagulls dominated at Amex Stadium, with 24 attempts on goal compared to six by the Baggies, and will hopefully be more clinical at The Hawthorns.
We’re lumping on the Premier League outfit at 3/2 to oblige in normal time as our opening West Brom vs Brighton prediction.
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West Brom fielded a very youthful team at Brighton and keeper Jonathan Bond looked very jittery early on in just his second senior appearance of the season.
The Baggies did improve as the game progressed and Darren Moore was impressed with the display of his inexperienced squad, which featured seven academy products.
“I thought it was a good cup match,” he said. “It was two teams trying to win it and both teams just couldn’t break the deadlock in the end.
“I thought on the ball, some of those younger players displayed talent and ability against good opposition, which caused them some problems. I’m very pleased.”
Moore insisted “there’s huge admiration for the FA Cup here”, but he will be under pressure to prioritise a promotion push after Saturday’s loss to Middlesbrough at this venue in the Championship.
Looking at the West Brom vs Brighton odds, there is plenty of appeal in 4/5 for the visitors to advance to the next round.
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Dale Stephens hit the post and Glenn Murray forced Bond to produce a fine late save as Brighton enjoyed the better of things first time up.
Chris Hughton made six changes for that game but has good strength in depth this term and was disappointed by the lack of a cutting edge in attack.
The head coach told BBC Sport: “We haven’t done enough, we had a lot of ball in the final third and opportunities, but we haven’t done enough.
“We’re disappointed because we were at home and we put out a team we felt was strong enough to win, but on the balance of play, we should have tested their keeper more.”
However, Hughton did show a desire to do well in this competition when Brighton won 3-1 at Bournemouth in round three and a possible home tie against Derby next should be incentive enough to keep going.
Let’s finish off our West Brom vs Brighton betting tips by taking 3/1 for the well-drilled Seagulls to win to nil in normal time.
WEST BROM 2-3 Middlesbrough – Jay Rodriguez, Dwight Gayle
BRIGHTON 0-0 Watford
Head-to-head: Brighton 0-0 West Brom, West Brom 2-0 Brighton, Brighton 3-1 West Brom
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