FA Cup betting preview: Brighton v Newcastle
Championship promotion contenders Brighton host surprise Premier League strugglers Newcastle in Saturday’s early FA Cup third round kick off.
The Seagulls currently sit ninth in the second tier, three points off the play-off places, while Newcastle occupy 15th position in the Premier League, two points ahead of the relegation zone.
The fixed-odds arm of online betting exchange Betfair make Newcastle 8/5 favourites for the match, with Brighton available at 13/8. The draw is priced at 21/10.
A 1-0 win for Brighton is priced at 8/1, while a 3-1 Newcastle success can be backed at 18/1. A 2-2 draw is a 10/1 shot.
Brighton to be winning at both half time and full time is available at odds of 17/5, while Newcastle to be leading at half time but the game to end in a draw is offered at 12/1.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse and Brighton forward Craig Mackail-Smith are 11/2 joint favourites to score the first goal.