The Seagulls are in 3rd round FA Cup action this weekend, having returned to winning ways against high-flying Southampton over New Year.
Saturday’s visitors are non-league Wrexham, a team with a fine pedigree in the competition. Indeed it is the 20th anniversary of arguably the club’s finest hour, when the team from north Wales knocked out then Football League champions Arsenal at the Third Round stage at their Racecourse Ground. It was 1992 and the hosts were languishing at the foot of what is now League 2 at the time. Mickey Thomas and all that.
The Robins travel to the south coast having won six of their last seven in all competitions (only reverse in the FA Trophy) are top of the conference and are a shade of odds on at 10/11 to regain their League status at the end of the season. There will be nore than 2,000 away supporters baying for a shock which Gus Poyet will be desperate to avoid.
Brighton are 4/9 to win the tie in 90 minutes, with Wrexham 7/1 and the draw at 17/5; the Seagulls are 200/1 to lift the Trophy in the spring with the Welsh visitors 4000/1!
We have a number of special markets on the outcome of the FA Cup and are asking if you think one of the Premier League’s Big 6 (United, City, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal & Liverpool) will win the FA Cup?
In the outright market Chelsea are our 6/1 favs (only because City play United on Sunday) and we bet:
FA Cup betting from Victor Chandler:
Man City 7/1
Man Utd 9/1
We are also asking how many sides from the respective Leagues will make it through the 4th Round and bet:
Number of Non-League teams in 4th Round? (4)
2 or more 11/2
Number of Division 2 Teams in 4th Round? (9)
Under 2 14/5
3 or more Evens
Number of Division 1 Teams in 4th Round? (7)
Under 3 19/20
Exactly 3 7/4
Over 3 7/2
Number of Championship Teams in 4th Round? (24)
Under 12 8/5
12 or 13 7/5
Over 13 9/4
Number of Premier League Teams in 4th Round? (20)
Under 14 7/4
14 or 15 11/10
Over 15 11/4