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The FA Cup game at The American Express Community Stadium this coming Sunday will see visitors Grimsby facing home side Brighton.

Brighton are massive favourites with the bookmakers to knock out Grimsby of the cup. It will be a big surprise to see the latter advance from this stage on Sunday.

Grimsby go into the next FA Cup match as by far the biggest outsider for the title. However, they will be full of confidence to continue their cup-run which is nothing short of sensational. They are the first side ever to down five teams ranked in a higher division to get to this stage. An amazing achievement, and they have nothing to lose on Sunday.

The last time Brighton squared up against Grimsby was way back in 2004. Back then, they played each other in League One with each side winning their home matches that season.

Brighton vs Grimsby Prediction

Brighton Form

Brighton are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating West Ham 4-0, and then drawing 2-2 with Leeds. They were back as winners when they defeated Crystal Palace 1-0. In their last six FA Cup home matches, Brighton won four times. They've drawn once and lost once, while scoring nine and conceding five goals.

Grimsby Form

Grimsby look well suited to take on any opponent with seven points to show off from three matches. They started off drawing 1-1 with Newport, before downing first Rochdale by 1-0, then Sutton United in a 0-1 win. Grimsby managed a decent return of three wins in their last six FA Cup away matches, in which they scored 12 while also conceding eight times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.

Brighton are far too strong to let a home win slip against Grimsby, but at the same time, we don't expect the visitors to get over-run. This makes us target the home win in a match with less than three goals.

Brighton vs Grimsby Stats

  • Brighton have scored in 17 of the last 18 matches
  • Brighton have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches
  • In the last 4 Brighton matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In the last 5 Brighton matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 7 of the last 9 Brighton home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 9 of the last 10 Grimsby away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 8 of the last 10 Grimsby matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Grimsby have conceded in 12 of the last 13 away matches
  • In 7 of the last 8 Grimsby matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 3 away matches in a row Grimsby played, both teams scored

Brighton vs Grimsby Squads

Brighton Squad

De Zerbi will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Grimsby from the players listed below:

Adam Lallana, Adam Webster, Alexis Mac Allister, Billy Gilmour, Danny Welbeck, Deniz Undav, Evan Ferguson, Jakub Moder, Jan Paul van Hecke, Jason Steele, Jeremy Sarmiento, Joel Veltman, Julio Enciso, Kaoru Mitoma, Levi Colwill, Lewis Dunk, Moises Caicedo, Odel Offiah, Pascal Gross, Pervis Estupinan, Robert Sanchez, Solly March, Tariq Lamptey, Thomas McGill, Yasin Ayari.

Grimsby Squad

Below is the full team squad of Grimsby. The manager Hurst will pick his starting XI against Brighton from these players:

Braithwaite, Hunt, Smith, Driscoll-Glennon, Morris, Orsi, Amos, Essel, Khouri, Holohan, Lloyd, Clifton, Tomlinson, Bramwell, Goundry, McAtee, Cropper, Emmanuel, Green, Waterfall, Crocombe, Efete, O'Neill, Maher, Battersby, Khan, Gallacher, Taylor, Scannell, Pearson, Wearne, Dickson-Peters.

Brighton vs Grimsby Team News

At the time of writing, it looks as if only two players are unavailable for Brighton, when they prepare for their upcoming assignment.

Alexis Mac Allister and Jakub Moder are missing from the squad, Brighton will field against Grimsbyon Sunday.

Brighton vs Grimsby Lineups

Brighton vs Grimsby H2H

This is the first time Brighton squares up against Grimsby in the FA Cup in the 21st century, thus both face a whole new experience of coming up against an unknown opponent.

Brighton vs Grimsby Betting Tips

Alexis Mac Allister netted twice in his six last FA Cup matches for Brighton, who look to him to add a third this coming Sunday. Gavan Holohan racked up three goals in his past six FA Cup games going for Grimsby.

Brighton won six of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing one and losing three as well. Grimsby won four from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost five in this run. While Brighton collected six wins from a possible 10 FA Cup matches, Grimsby won six of their last 10.

Brighton witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.7 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Grimsby, who managed to score one time in those matches.