Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the FA Cup last 16 will be at stake when Brighton and Blackpool take on each other at Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Seagulls aim to build on the Premier League win over Leeds United, and bookies see them as favourites to win the FA Cup clash. The likes of Lamptey, Jahanbakhsh, and Wellbeck are sidelined with injuries, while Lallana has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Boss Graham Potter should use this match to rest several first-team regulars, with the likes of Bissouma, Propper, Tau, and Alzate all pushing for a start. The Seasiders, on the other hand, did well to shock West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup last 64, but they are on a four-game winless run in the League One. Since Blackpool are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League side this time out.
Highlighted Player (Davy Pröpper):
Born in Arnhem, Netherlands on September 2, 1991, Davy Propper is a Dutch footballer who plays for Brighton in the Premier League as a midfielder. Propper is a product of Vitesse football school and you should know that he scored 18 goals in 142 appearances for his hometown club in the Eredivisie.
After ending his spell with Vitesse, Davy Propper joined fellow Dutch side PSV where he scored 16 goals in 67 appearances in the national championship. In 2017 the Dutch footballer decided to take a step forward in his career as he signed a deal with the Seagulls.
Davy Propper has established himself as a first-team regular at Brighton and, to make things even better for him, he represented Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both attacking and defensive midfielder as well. Davy Propper made his senior debut for the Dutch national football team on June 5, 2015 against USA, replacing captain Robin van Persie in the 57th minute.
Highlighted Team (Blackpool):
Blackpool FC are a professional English club based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Considering that Blackpool is a seaside town, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Seasiders. Founded back in 1887, the club play their home matches at Bloomfield Road, which can hold up to 17,338 spectators. In the 2009/2010 season Blackpool secured promotion to the Premier League, but they were not competitive at this level, suffering relegation to the Championship the following season.
The club’s biggest success, though, came in 1953 when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3 in the FA Cup final. Blackpool are well known for their orange shirts, but the dominant colour of their away kit is white. Preston are considered the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the West Lancashire derby.
Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool and has 26 caps for Scotland national team, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.