Last weekend saw both Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City win their respective FA Cup ties to move into the last 16 of the famous old competition.
But while Nigel Pearson’s Leicester may have produced a solid 2-0 win over a competent Swindon side, it was the Seagulls and manager Gustavo Poyet who grabbed the headlines.
A 1-0 home win over Premier League form team Newcastle United left Brighton as the toast of the fourth round in a weekend that otherwise lacked the usual magic of the cup.
In truth, the scoreline flattered Newcastle, who rarely had a sniff at the hosts’ goal in a game that also emphasised Brighton’s strength at home this season.
Their last four games at the Amex Stadium have brought three clean sheets – a run which includes a memorable 3-0 win against high-flying Southampton.
Leicester, meanwhile, remain fragile on the road, with just four wins all season. Prior to a recent shock win over Southampton, the Foxes had won just two of their last nine away games.
That said, Pearson’s side continue to score goals and have registered at least one in each of their last seven away games in the Championship.
As such, all signs point to a Brighton home win in a game featuring over 2.5 goals. At odds of 4/1, this could bring winnings of £125 for those successfully backing it with their free £25 bet for joining bwin.com.
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