Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Bet365 Stadium will host Tuesday’s FA Cup game between Stoke City and Brighton, the two teams who have not met in a competitive match since February 2018. Back then the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the Premier League, but Brighton are seen as favourites to win this tie. The Seagulls aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Fulham, and seeing that they were not in action at the weekend, tired legs should not prove to be a problem for the away team. All Welbeck, Moder, Gilmour, and Lallana should miss out with injuries.
The Potters, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Millwall, and seeing that Brighton are enjoying yet another successful season, we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League side. Both Axel Tuanzebe and Nick Powell are injured for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Jack Bonham):
Jack Bonham is a professional footballer who was born in Stevenage on the 14th of September, 1993. The 26-year-old, although having born in England, is an Irish International and has featured for the Republic of Ireland's Under-17 team five times.
At the club level, he began his youth career with Watford and signed his first professional contract in September 2010 at the age of 17. Bonham's first-ever professional appearance came on the 4th of May, 2013 as a substitute against Leeds United in the final game of the 12/13 Championship season.
This appearance marked the 1.92 m standing goalkeeper's only appearance in a Watford shirt. Bonham then went on to play for clubs like Brentford, Carlisle United and Bristol Rovers before eventually joining Gillingham at the start of the 2019 season on a two-year contract. He's since featured nine times for the club and kept two clean sheets.
Highlighted Team (Brighton):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion compete in the Premier League and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils.
Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname.