Is Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion on TV, what's the team news, what are the odds?

Brighton will bid to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for just the second time in their history when they travel to Millwall on Sunday.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 3:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 4:55 pm
Jose Izquierdo. Picture by Getty Images

The Seagulls were runners-up in the competition in 1983 and also reached the quarter-finals last season but lost 2-0 away to Manchester United.

Millwall lost the 2004 final 3-0 to Manchester United and were last in the semi-finals in 2013, when they lost to Wigan.

What time does Millwall v Brighton kick off?

The games gets underway at 2pm from The Den. The tie will be decided on the day with extra-time and penalties if necessary.

Is the game on TV?

Yes. The match is live on BBC One. Coverage begins at 1.40pm.

What’s the team news?

Millwall play away to Birmingham in the Championship tonight but Lions boss Neil Harris is likely to field his strongest possible side against the Seagulls.

The Lions have lost four successive Championship matches ahead of their game tonight and sit fourth from bottom, one point clear of the relegation zone.

Millwall have beaten Hull, Everton and AFC Wimbledon to reach the quarter-finals.

Brighton have overcome Bournemouth, West Brom and Derby to reach the last eight.

Number one Mathew Ryan has not played in the FA Cup this season, so David Button could continue between the sticks.

Defenders Bruno, Dan Burn, Leon Balogun and Gaetan Bong will be among those hoping to come into the side, while winger Jose Izquierdo could start for the first time since early December.

Albion will be without Yves Bissouma who is suspended after picking up two bookings in the FA Cup this season. With doubts over Pascal Gross, it would mean Albion's three-man midfield is likely to be Dale Stephens, Beram Kayal and Davy Propper.

Florin Andone will be assessed this week after pulling out of Saturday's match with Crystal Palace having been named in the starting line-up. If Andone is not fit, either Glenn Murray or Jurgen Locadia will lead the line.

Who is the referee?

Christopher Kavanagh will be the man in the middle.

He has taken charge of four Albion games in the Premier League this season, the draws with Leicester and West Ham and defeats to Liverpool and Tottenham. In total, he has shown 58 yellow cards and one red in 17 top-flight matches this season.

The assistant referees will be Dan Cook and Sian Massey-Ellis, with Kevin Friend the fourth official.

VAR will not be in use for the game.

What are the odds?

Brighton are the favourites to win in 90 minutes on PaddyPower, priced at 11/10.

Millwall to win in 90 minutes is 5/2 and the draw is 11/5.

The Lions to record a 1-0 victory is 8/1 and a 2-0 scoreline is 14/1.

Brighton to win 1-0 is 6/1 and 2-0 is 17/2, while the Seagulls to progress 2-1 is 15/2.

Albion top-scorer Glenn Murray is favourite to score first at 7/2 and he is 6/5 to net anytime. Jurgen Locadia is 9/2 and 13/8 respectively, with Alireza Jahanabakhsh 8/1 and 3/1.

Millwall striker Lee Gregory is 13/2 to net the opening goal and is 13/5 to score anytime. He is followed by team-mates Aiden O'Brien, Steve Morison and Tom Elliott, who are all 17/2 and 7/2 respectively.