There looks set to be a thrilling fixture in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday evening, as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Brighton & Hove Albion. Both have their sights set on European spots in the Premier League, but the domestic cup competition takes centre stage this weekend.
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Tottenham Hotspur fans crave a piece of silverware, as it has been nearly 15 years since their last success in the League Cup. Antonio Conte’s arrival at the club is believed to be the kind of appointment that could bring back some success to North London, and the FA Cup is the only competition that Spurs can still win this season.
Spurs have achieved great success in the domestic competition throughout their history, as they have won the FA Cup on eight occasions. However, their last success came way back in the 1990-91 season.
They didn’t reach the fourth round of the competition without a fright, as they needed to come back from 1-0 down to overcome Morecambe in the third round. Harry Winks levelled the scores after 74 minutes, before Lucas Moura and Harry Kane netted goals in the final five minutes of normal time.
Brighton look primed for a strong run in the FA Cup this season, as they look to get their hands on the famous trophy for the first time in their history. The Seagulls have reached the final on just one occasion when they were beaten in 1983 by Manchester United.
There is no relegation danger this season for the Seagulls, which means that their main challenge could come with winning the FA Cup. They also survived a scare in the third round, as they came back from 1-0 down against West Bromwich Albion to win 2-1. Neal Maupay scored the eventual winner in extra-time.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton Head to Head
This fixture has been dominated by the side playing at home in recent years. Brighton have won twice, with both wins coming at the AMEX. Meanwhile, Spurs have recorded three victories in the previous five, with all wins coming at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton Prediction
The record between the sides does indicate that home sides have reigned supreme. However, we would be willing to take a chance on the Seagulls to pull off a shock result this weekend. We could see them winning 2-1 after extra-time.
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