Brighton v Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 12, 2019
AMEX Stadium - FA Cup
Chris Hughton's Brighton host Derby this weekend in the FA Cup Fifth Round - with the hosts looking to match last season's quarter final appearance.
The last time these two sides met was in 2016-17 Championship season - with Brighton winning 3-0 at home and a 0-0 draw at Pride Park.
Derby's last win against Brighton came back in 2014.
Brighton will be without striker Florian Andone, after he received a retrospective three match ban for violent conduct in the previous round against West Brom.
Midfield pair Solly March and Jose Izquierdo are also sidelined, through ankle and knee injuries respectively.
Derby manager Frank Lampard has an injury concern over midfielder Mason Mount, after the Chelsea loanee missed their last two games with a knee injury.
Brighton v Derby County Preview and Predictions
Hughton's side needed a replay and extra time to get past Championship side West Brom in the Fourth Round, as the Segulls eventually won 3-1. However they welcome Derby to the south coast in a very poor run of form, with just one win in league and cup competition since the turn of the year.
Lampard's Derby side remain in the hunt for a play-off spot in the Championship, and they impressively saw off Southampton and Accrington in previous rounds. They are in strong form in recent weeks, ahead to the AMEX with no defeats in their last seven games in all competitions - in stark contrast to their hosts.
It really feels as though this tie could be the upset of the round, and with Derby already beating Premier League opposition once in the competition, they are priced at 16/5 to win again this weekend.
They have been efficient in recent weeks, with all of their last four games registering less than 2.5 total goals scored and they will adopt a similar approach here - with an under 2.5 total goals scored bet coming in at 4/5.
Derby to win 1-0 at 10/1
A quarter final appearance would be a huge coup for Lampard's debut season as manager, and his side have shown they can mix it with top flight sides this season. Brighton's attention is elsewhere at the moment, with their worrying form edging them into a potential relegation battle in the Premier League.
Martyn Waghorn to score first at 7/1
The former Ipswich man in bang in form at the moment, with three goals in his last three games for the East Midlands side. He was also on target in the third round replay against Southampton and netted the late winner against Accrington in the last round.