Match: Walsall v Albion
Prices: Walsall 9/5, Albion 6/4, Draw 23/10 with Sky Bet
Last-time out: Albion comfortably landed my confident 23/20 tip by defeating Blackburn 1-0 at the Amex. Meantime, Walsall gained a creditable home win over previously unbeaten Midlands rivals, Coventry.
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Form: This is a top-of-the-table clash, with both teams lying second in their respective divisions, and goal difference is the only thing keeping both sides off the top spot.
Result: Current form suggests this could be a tricky little tie for the Seagulls, but ultimately class should prevail and I am quite content to take the 6/4 offered for Chris Hughton's side to win inside 90 minutes. The 4/5 on offer to 'qualify for the next round' also makes plenty of punting appeal. If you are looking for a longer priced option, then Draw/Brighton (5/1) in the half-time/full-time category fits the bill nicely.
Goalscorer tips: With uncertainties surrounding the Albion line-up, it may pay to have a little insurance wager on "no goalscorer" at 9/1.