Wrexham host Brighton and Hove Albion in an FA Cup third-round replay hoping to cause an upset and be rewarded with a trip to Newcastle United in the next round.
The sides will meet after a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium when Adrian Cieslewicz cancelled out a goal from the Seagulls’ Jake Forster-Caskey.
They both come into this game after victories in the league but I feel the momentum will be with the Conference Premier leaders as they are undefeated in their last 15 league games and have won the last six.
Despite being three leagues below Brighton, a shock could well be on the cards, with Wrexham available at 37/20. If you expect a draw, which would take it to extra-time, that’s priced at 21/10, with a Brighton win available at 3/2.
The home fans at the Racecourse Ground will be hoping for a performance resembling the one in their famous 2-1 win over Arsenal 20 years ago.
Another interesting bet is for more goals to be scored in the second half than the first at 23/20. Both sides have scored more goals after half-time in their respective leagues and in the first meeting, both goals were notched after the break.
Like then, I feel it will be a tight game with it being a draw at half-time, but the home side getting the win by full-time.
And at odds of 11/2, backing draw/Wrexham in the half-time/full-time market with the free £25 bet on offer for joining bwin.com could bring returns of £162.50.
The reasoning behind this approach is that Wrexham tend to score more goals in the second half – 28 of their 49 in the Conference have arrived after the interval.
On top of that, Brighton have only managed a poor ten goals before half-time (out of a total of 28) in their Championship matches, while also conceding 17 of their 27 goals in the final 45 minutes.
A related bet is for Wrexham to win the second half at 21/10. Their never-say-die attitude was shown by the fact that they grabbed the equaliser at the Amex and while they could be on the back foot at times, the longer the game goes on the more they’ll grow in confidence.
Another interesting bet, along the same lines, is for more goals to be scored in the second half than the first at 23/20.
As mentioned earlier, both sides have scored more goals after half-time in their respective leagues and in that first meeting between the sides, both goals were notched after the break.
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