West Bromwich vs Brighton: FA Cup Match Preview

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On Saturday, West Bromwich Albion will host Brighton & Hove Albion in an FA Cup third-round match at The Hawthorns.

The hosts, who are currently fourth in the Championship table, began 2022 with a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City. Brighton has moved into the top half of the Premier League table after winning their last three games without conceding a goal.

In their first league match of the season, they defeated Everton 3-2.

Head-to-Head Record between West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton & Hove Albion

In total, the two clubs have met 26 times in all competitions. The hosts have won 11 of their 11 meetings with Brighton, while the visitors have six victories. A total of nine games have resulted in a tie.

They’ve also met twice in the FA Cup, with one game concluding in a Brighton victory and the other in a tie. They previously met at Saturday’s site in a Premier League match in February of last year. While the Baggies won the game by a score of 1-0.

West Bromwich Albion recent form  (Championship): D-L-D-W-W

Brighton & Hove Albion recent form (EPL): W-D-W-L-D

Team News for West Bromwich Albion vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich has been without Matthew Phillips, who is set to return in time for the FA Cup tie. After receiving red cards in their match against Cardiff City, Alex Mowatt and Sam Johnstone were given three-match suspensions. The rest of West Brom’s absentees are as follows:

Dara O’Shea is out with an ankle injury.

Kean Bryan is out with a knee injury.

Back injury for Robert Snodgrass

Dara O’Shea, Kean Bryan, and Robert Snodgrass have all been injured.

Kenneth Zohore is sceptical.

Alex Mowatt and Sam Johnstone have been suspended.

Brighton & Hove Albion

The Seagulls’ injury concerns include Jeremy Sarmiento and Lewis Dunk. For the upcoming AFCON, Yves Bissouma has joined the Mali national squad.

Jeremy Sarmiento and Lewis Dunk are both injured.

None of them is certain.

No one has been suspended.

Yves Bissouma is unavailable (AFCON).

Brighton has been in terrific form recently, scoring seven goals while conceding only four in their last five games. While in the same time frame, West Bromwich has scored four goals and surrendered three.

The game is likely to be a close one, but the visitors should come out on top in this one against West Bromwich.

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