Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United latest odds, news and free bets

Brighton have already beaten one north-east Premier League team at the AMEX Stadium this season, having accounted for Sunderland in the Carling Cup before eventually losing to Liverpool

Now the Seagulls have a chance to claim another scalp when they take on a Newcastle side that conceded five goals in their last match, with Gus Poyet eyeing the chance to take Albion a long way in this season’s FA Cup.

Brighton were close to elimination after Wrexham took them to a replay before the Championship side won a penalty shoot-out, although the shoe is now on the other foot and the Sussex team can be backed at 3/1 (Paddy Power £100 free bets) to claim a famous win.

Newcastle have accumulated enough points in the Premier League not to be worried about survival and Alan Pardew would love to steer his team all the way to the FA Cup final, an occasion in which he has already experienced as a Crystal Palace player.

The Magpies were actually the better team in the first half of their match at Craven Cottage before succumbing to a 5-2 defeat and perhaps they will oblige at odds of even money (bet365 bookmaker) considering Hatem Ben Arfa and Danny Guthrie are both in excellent form.

Even so, the visitors aren’t defensively as strong without Steven Taylor in defence and the same applies to an attack missing Demba Ba. Perhaps we are in for another goal-filled thriller between the two teams and an even money quote about Over 2.5 Goals looks quite tempting.

Brighton are unbeaten in their last five matches, landing the spoils at Peterborough last weekend thanks to a brace from Will Buckley and the midfielder is an 11/1 chance to break the deadlock in this encounter.

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