Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Brighton play host to Crystal Palace at their American Express Community Stadium in their FA Cup opener. The Seagulls have been producing fine displays in the Premier League this term and they are definitely capable of securing the survival. Chris Hughton’s men are tough to beat at home, but Monday’s football game against Crystal Palace will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Eagles have been improving their game week by week ever since experienced tactician Roy Hodgson took over the reins and in-form winger Wilfried Zaha is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. The capital club are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, but beating Brighton on the road is easier said than done and, taking everything into account, we predict the match will go into extra-time. It has to be emphasized that the two teams played out a goalless draw at the American Express Community Stadium in the national championship earlier this term.
Highlighted Player (Shane Duffy):
Shane Duffy is a footballer from Northern Ireland, who plays for Blackburn Rovers as a centre back. Duffy was born on 1 January, 1992 and he is considered one of the tallest players in the Championship. The 193-cm-tall defender began his youth career at Foyle Harps and went on to sign a deal with Premier League giants Everton in 2008. Despite being an Everton player for five years, he made no more than five appearances for the Goodison Park outfit in the process. The Northern Ireland international enjoyed loan spells with Burnley, Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town before joining Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2014. Shane Duffy scored four goals in 41 appearances for the Rovers in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he played an important role in Paul Lambert’s team. Despite being born in Northern Ireland, the defender made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in June 2014 against Costa Rica, switching his allegiance after representing the Northern Ireland Under-16 side.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.
The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.