Brighton vs Derby County Betting Preview – 16/02/2019

Brighton vs Derby County Betting Preview – 16/02/2019

Brighton vs Derby County

Derby County looks to continue their FA Cup campaign this Saturday when they take on Brighton at their AMEX Stadium. Brighton needed a replay to see off West Brom in the previous round where, in the end, they won 3-1 and Chris Hughton could be in with another tough round with Derby County. The Rams knocked out Southampton in their Fourth Round replay and did so on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra-time. Both sides have been struggling with their consistency in recent games and have the potential to win on their days.

Being the Premier League side, Brighton are favourites to secure the win and progress onto the next round but with them terribly inconsistent this season they could face an unexpected exit. The Seagulls head into this fixture having won just one of their last five games which come in their previous FA Cup game. Their latest fixture saw them go up against Burnley who they lost 3-1 to. The hosts have not lost to Derby County since 2014, winning two and drawing three of the five times they have met since. SkyBet has the hosts to win priced at 5/6.

Once again the South Coast side have been relying on their talisman, Glenn Murray to supply the majority of their goals. The forward has bagged 12 goals this season, seven more than their next highest scoring player. If Brighton are to score it is likely to come from Murray and he can be backed with Bet365 to score for a price of 11/10. In three of Brighton’s last five games, there have been over 2.5 goals scored and Betway has there to be over 2.5 scored priced at 10/11.

Derby County have the potential to see off their Premier League opposition this weekend, but only if they arrive in some of their better form. Frank Lampard’s men have recently slipped out of the top six due to their inconsistent form, but remain on level points with Middlesbrough who sit above them. Derby are unbeaten in their last five games, which they have picked up three wins and two draws from. Lampard was left disappointed when his side was unable to see off Ipswich Town in their previous game. SkyBet is offering odds of 10/3 for Derby to win.

The Rams have not been the most prolific side in the Championship with 43 goals scored, but their success has come from their strength in defence which has led to them conceding just 36 goals. Liverpool loanee, Harry Wilson is having a superb season and has so far bagged 12 goals this season placing him as Derby’s top goalscorer. You can back the youngster to score anytime on Saturday for a price of 17/4 with Betway. In all three of Derby’s previous away games, they have scored one or fewer goals and you can back them to score one goal for a price of 7/5 with Bet365.

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Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 Betway – BET HERE

Both teams to score at 10/11 Bet365 – BET HERE

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