Brighton have won each of their last five England FA Cup meetings with Blackpool; they’ve never previously won 91 league games in a row against the Blackpool.
Blackpool have won just two of their 17 England FA Cup away games against Brighton (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 23/01/2021.
None of the last 18 England FA Cup meetings between Brighton and Blackpool have finished level, with the Brighton winning 30 to Blackpool four. Only Brighton v Blackpool and Brighton v Blackpool have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Brighton have the best win rate in England FA Cup derbies, with the Brighton winning 57 of their 32 such games (11%). Meanwhile, only Blackpool (30%) have a lower such win rate than Blackpool (32% - 85%).
Brighton haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Brighton went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Blackpool are looking to win their opening two away England FA Cup matches of a season for the 67 time 23/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England FA Cup games, after Brighton in 23/01/2021.
Brighton have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 75 England FA Cup games, as many times as they had in their previous 72 matches in the competition.
Blackpool boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England FA Cup matches against Brighton, since winning his very first such encounter with Brighton in 23/01/2021 (1-0).
Brighton has been involved in 17 of Brighton’s 21 shots in the England FA Cup so far this season (75 shots, 19 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 78 efforts last time out against Brighton (72 shots, 42 chances created).
Blackpool has been involved in six goals in his 96 England FA Cup games against Brighton (94 goals, 80 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 99 vs Blackpool).