Brighton vs Grimsby Town: Preview, Team News, Probable Line Up And Prediction

Brighton vs Grimsby: The lowest-ranked team in the FA Cup faces Premier League side Brighton on March 19, 2023, at the Amex.

Roberto De Zerbi’s team edged into the quarterfinals after beating Stoke City, and Grimsby got a chance in the quarterfinals after defeating Premier League side Southampton 2-1.

Brighton vs. Grimsby Preview

Brighton wing king Solly March scored the goal that would prove to be Crystal Palace’s former manager Patrick Vieira’s last match in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The victory over Crystal Palace was Brighton’s fifth win in six outings in the Amex tournament. The last team to beat Brighton at Amex Stadium was Fulham.

Brighton are still dreaming of qualifying for European football, and they currently sit in seventh place on the Premier League table, having taken seven points from three matches.

De Zerbi’s side would want to end the season with a Europa League qualification and a FA Cup win.

The tie against Grimsby Town will be everything they have hoped for to play in Wembly, and it is a home match for the club.

After defeating Middlesbrough 5-1 and success over the current holders Liverpool 2-1. The team has qualified for the quarterfinals three times in six seasons.

Brighton vs Grimsby

Brighton’s recent trip to Wembley came in the 2018-19 season for the semi-finals, but they eventually lost to the winner.

Brighton’s last two games against League Two opponents were victories over Coventry City and Newport County.

Grimsby are not novices when it comes to causing upsets on Premier League home soil. They are seeking to make history by becoming the first League Two team to qualify for the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Brighton vs Grimsby

However, the team has nothing to fear after defeating Plymouth Argyle, Cambridge, Burton Albion, Luton Town, and most recently Southampton.

A brace from Irish midfielder Gavan Holohan silenced the Saints. Grimsby continued their impressive form after defeating Rochdale and Sutton United, rising to 15th on the league table in League 2.

Both teams have not met since Grimsby defeated Brighton in 2003-04 by a score of 2-1.

Brighton vs. Grimsby Team News

Both Adam Lallana and Jakub Moder will miss the quarterfinals for Brighton as they continue their long recoveries from injury.

Tariq Lamptey’s knee problem will also keep the player out. De Zerbi is looking forward to considering the return of his first-choice goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez.

Ferguson, Jeremy Sarmiento, Facundo Buonanotte, and Billy Gilmour should all be optimistic about starting against the League Two side.

Kaoru Mitoma is likely to start on the left wing. There are no new concerns on injuries for the League 2 as they are likely to favor a stronger side.

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Veltman, Webster, Van Hecke, Estupinan; Caicedo, Gilmour; Sarmiento, Buonanotte, Mitoma; Ferguson

Grimsby Town possible starting lineup:
Crocombe; Smith, Maher, Waterfall; Efete, Morris, Holohan, Amos; McAtee, Orsi, Clifton

Brighton vs. Grimsby Prediction

Due to the experience and home advantage of the Brighton side, Grimsby stands no chance of winning the match. In addition, they don’t have the capability of moving the game to extra time or even forcing a rematch.

Prediction: Brighton 3:1 Grimsby

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