Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Even though WBA compete in the Championship and Newcastle United in the Premier League, the Baggies are seen as slight favourites to win Tuesday’s FA Cup game at the Hawthorns. West Brom are on the right track to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League, but they aim to record a good result in the FA Cup as well.
WBA did well to beat West Ham United in London in the previous round, and despite suffering a shocking 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic in their last league match, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Championship side. The Magpies, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the second half of the season. Considering that Newcastle United needed a replay to beat League One side Oxford United in the last 32, home win should definitely be considered.
Highlighted Player (Ahmed Hegazy):
Ahmed Hegazy is a 194-cm-tall centre-back who plays for both West Bromwich Albion and Egypt national team. Born in Ismailia, Egypt on January 25, 1991, Hegazy began his youth career at hometown club Ismaily.
The powerful defender played 28 games for Ismaily senior team before joining Fiorentina on December 22, 2011. The Egypt international, though, made only three appearances for the Viola in the Serie A as he was immediately sent on loan to Perugia. Following his spell Al Ahly, Ahmed Hegazy signed a deal with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2017.
He made his debut in the English top flight on August 12, 2017, scoring a header in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Speaking of his international career, Ahmed Hegazy made his Egypt debut against Sierra Leone back in 2011. Hegazy scored his first goal for the national team in a 1-1 draw with Botswana on June 4, 2013.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.