Brighton tipped to beat Millwall on penalties by BBC pundit

Brighton & Hove Albion have been backed to progress past Millwall into the FA Cup semi-finals on penalties by BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson.

Friday, 15th March 2019, 3:20 pm
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 5:21 pm
Glenn Murray scores from the penalty spot against Fulham earlier this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls travel to The Den on Sunday as they bid to reach the last four of the competition for just the second time in their history.

Albion have won their last two Premier League games after a seven-game winless league run to begin 2019, while the Lions ended a four-match losing run in the Championship on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory at Birmingham.

Talking about the game in his weekly predictions, former Brighton and Liverpool defender Lawrenson said: "Millwall got a very important win at Birmingham in midweek that moves them away from the Championship relegation places.

"It was a similar story for Brighton at Crystal Palace last weekend, with the Seagulls getting three points to give themselves some breathing space above the bottom three of the Premier League.

"Millwall have had a great cup run and they will be full of belief after the way they beat another top-flight team, Everton, in round four.

"I think this is the wrong time for them to play Brighton, because Chris Hughton's side have got some form back and they will know they are a game away from Wembley.

"But I have got a feeling this one will go the distance and I would not be surprised if it is decided on penalties."

Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard is also backing Brighton to beat Millwall but is predicting a 2-0 victory.

Lawrenson has tipped Watford, Manchester City and Manchester United to make up the last four.