Brighton’s shocking record vs Sheffield United & more stats revealed before FA Cup meeting

Sheffield United play host to fellow Premier League outfit Brighton in the 4th round of the FA Cup at 3 pm on Saturday.

The Blades head into the game in dismal form but their record vs the Seagulls may give them an unexpected edge in this unpredictable competition. Back Sheffield United to beat Brighton at 17/4 with bet365.

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Why Sheffield United could beat Brighton

Before Saturday’s game a number of interesting stats, including Brighton’s awful record vs the Blades, have been revealed:

  • Brighton are winless in seven games against Sheffield United (D3 L4, all in the league) since winning 2-1 at Bramall Lane in January 2005 in a Championship encounter.
  • This is the third FA Cup tie between Sheffield United and Brighton. The Seagulls won the first one in the first round in 1921/22, while the Blades progressed in a third-round replay in 1986-87.
  • Sheffield United have progressed from each of their past four FA Cup fourth-round ties since losing in a replay to Preston in 2014/15.
  • Under Roberto de Zerbi, Brighton are averaging 2.8 goals per game in the FA Cup (17 in six games), netting at least four goals in three of six games under the Italian. The Seagulls have won all three away games in the FA Cup since he took charge, their joint-longest away winning run in the competition, along with a three-game run ending in December 1932
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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