Brighton’s surprising record against Stoke revealed before FA Cup tie

Brighton face a trip to Stoke in the 3rd round of the FA Cup this weekend.

The Seagulls, who remain in the fight for a European place, are clear favourites vs a side flirting with relegation in the Championship. Back Brighton to win at 1/2 with bet365.

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Brighton’s surprising record vs Stoke

Ahead of the match, Brighton’s shocking away record vs Stoke - and several more stats - has come to light:

  • Brighton have won just one of their past 18 away games against Stoke in all competitions (D8 L9).
  • Stoke and Brighton are meeting for the second consecutive season in the FA Cup, with the Seagulls winning 1-0 away from home in the fifth round last season.
  • Stoke City have lost their past eight FA Cup matches against Premier League opponents, since beating Bolton Wanderers 5-0 in the 2010/11 semi-final.
  • Brighton have lost just one of their past seven FA Cup 3rd round ties (1-0 v Sheffield Wednesday in 2019/20), reaching the semi-finals last season.
  • Kaoru Mitoma has been involved in four goals in five FA Cup appearances for Brighton (two goals, two assists), with last year’s semi-final draw against Manchester United the only game in which he hasn’t scored or assisted a goal.
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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