Millwall v Brighton FA Cup betting preview and tips

15:00 Sun 17 Mar
Football
England
FA Cup
Tip: Millwall +0.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -139

Millwall supporters will have been well pleased with the latest FA Cup draw, with the Lions presented with a home tie and a chance to overcome a Premier League team who have been scrapping against the drop this term.

Neil Harris’ side have already dumped Everton out of the competition at The Den this season, with the London side looking to overcome a Brighton side who regularly lose away from home in the Premier League and might actually not be at full strength for this encounter.

Chris Hughton won’t give a fig that his team are in an FA Cup quarter final if the chance of his team dropping out of the Premier League is in serious jeopardy, with his Seagulls team having to really stand up and be counted against a physical side who look set to remain in the Championship this term.

Millwall are 6-6-5 at home in the second flight this season and are just about keeping their heads above water, although they have some pedigree when it comes to beating top flight teams in the FA Cup.

We can’t be completely confident that the home team will win this game although you can get a reasonable price about Millwall on the Asian Handicap and it means that they only need a draw to win with this bet.

Brighton have lost ten times on the road and have a knack of throwing away winning positions which suggests a lack of game management, while they were made to work hard for a 2-1 win over Derby in the previous round.

West Brom also secured a goalless draw at the AMEX before Brighton won the replay and we’re expecting this clash to be a lot closer than the current odds suggest.

BETTING TIP
Millwall +0.5 @ 1.72 with bet365