Middlesbrough – Brighton : Preview & Prediction
Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion rally their forces at Riverside Stadium in a FA Cup match (Round 4). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, who in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. However, in the last match at this stadium, in a Championship match on 07-05-2016, it was not more than a draw by (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by C. Stuani (19 ‘) for Middlesbrough and D. Stephens (55’) for Brighton & Hove Albion. In this match the house factor could play a decisive role, as Brighton & Hove Albion has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
Review of Middlesbrough
The home team arrives at this stage of the FA Cup (Round 4) after having eliminated Sunderland after a 2-0 home win on the previous tie. This is a little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 8 victories , 2 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 19 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Championship, gained to Queens Park Rangers outside by (0-3). For the last 10 home games, Middlesbrough has 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Middlesbrough earned a good result in the final game of the championship when they beat QPR 0-3. In the last match for the FA Cup, the team went through no major problems for Sunderland. The Middlesbrough moment is indeed very positive and confident. The team shows great quality in the counterattacks, aerial game and offensive transition, however, continues to fail in a very important point, the defensive line. In this game coach Tony Pulis must line up an attack team, Jordan Assombalonga being the great danger of the Middlesbrough team: this player is the greatest scorer with 12 goals. Apparently there are no embezzlements for this game.
Review of Brighton & Hove Albion
The visiting team reaches this phase of the FA Cup (Round 4) after having eliminated Crystal Palace with a 2-1 home win on the previous tie. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played for the Barclays Premier League, he lost with Chelsea at home (0-4). In the last 10 games as a visitor Brighton & Hove Albion won 2, drew 1 and lost 7. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point as they conceded 7 goals in the last 10 games and their attack has not been very much concretizador, since he did not score goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he never got around to scoring in the 8 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Brighton & Hove Albion come to this game with a 0-4 defeat at home to Chelsea, adding to their second consecutive defeat in several competitions. In the previous round, the visitors passed with some difficulty for the Crystal Palace team. The main failures of Brighton are mainly in the defensive sector, with the team failing in the defensive stops, aerial game and defensive organization. In this game coach Chris Hughton should line up in 3-4-2-1 with Hemed being the most dangerous player in front of attack. On the other hand, Glenn Murray has taken several rabbits out of the hat and has scored 7 goals. For this game the coach does not have Locadia and Ayunga, both injured.
Middlesbrough – Brighton : Betting Tips
Middlesbrough – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70