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Sheffield United vs Brighton: Preview & Prediction

Sheffield United vs Brighton: Preview & Prediction

Sheffield United vs Brighton
FA Cup
4th round
27th January 2024
Bramall Lane

The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the FA cup 4th round fixture between Sheffield United and Brighton.

Sheffield United vs Brighton: Preview

Sheffield United form analysis

The Blades’ recent form has shown both goal scoring prowess and defensive vulnerabilities leading to inconsistent results. On December 16th they suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Chelsea despite a solid overall performance. They rebounded a week later to lead late away to Aston Villa before conceding a 90th minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw. Defensive issues arose again on December 26th, blowing leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in a wild 3-2 home loss to Luton Town.

Sheffield United were then soundly beaten 2-0 at Manchester City on December 30th. However, they showed impressive character in their most recent match on January 21st, fighting back from 1-0 and 2-1 downs to claim a 2-2 home draw with West Ham United. Overall, Sheffield United have proven dangerous going forward led. But defensive mistakes have often undermined their attacking threat. Finding more consistency at the back could translate into better overall form.

Brighton form analysis

Brighton & Hove Albion’s recent results have shown a mix of goalscoring prowess but also struggles to convert possession into wins. On December 17th Brighton suffered a disappointing 2-0 away loss to title challengers Arsenal despite a solid overall performance. One week later Brighton had to settle for a 1-1 away draw at Crystal Palace after Danny Welbeck equalized late to rescue a point. However, Brighton found their scoring touch on December 29th, routing Tottenham 4-2 at home led by braces from Jeremy Hinshelwood and João Pedro. But 0-0 home draws against West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers since have highlighted Brighton’s difficulty turning territorial dominance into goals and wins. However, inconsistent finishing and a lack of midfield creativity to break down deep defenses has hindered their ability to capitalize despite strong underlying metrics. Adding an attacking midfielder could help Brighton translate that possession into more goals.

Sheffield United vs Brighton: Prediction

Brighton to win @ 1.69 odds.

Over 2.75 goals @ 2.75 odds.

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