Wolverhampton Wanderers will host Brighton & Hove Albion at their West Midlands base on Wednesday evening in an FA Cup fifth-round match at Molineux.

This week, Gary O’Neil’s squad will be riding high after a 1-0 league victory over Sheffield United, while the Seagulls will be looking to salvage a point from Everton after a 1-1 draw.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Draw or Brighton: ⚽1.47 at Bet9ja
Under 2.5 goals: 🥅2.25 at 1xbet
Brighton to qualify: ✅1.78 at Sportybet

Wolves and Brighton: Previous Games 

Wolves have shocked many this season, landing in eighth place in the Premier League. Bournemouth mysteriously fired manager Gary O’Neil in the summer, but Wolves have continued to surprise under his tutelage. 

Despite many predictions that Wolves would be relegated after Julen Lopetegui’s departure due to financial restrictions, the club has shown remarkable resiliency and technical brilliance, making its opponents green with envy.

Wolves have a rock-solid defense, allowing just 40 goals in the Premier League this season. Their rapid transitions are their strong suit, and they have been a terror to opposition defenses with the likes of Matheus Cunha (who is out with an injury at the moment), Pedro Neto, and Pablo Sarabia up front.

Probable Wolves Lineup

Sa; Kilman, Toti, S. Bueno; Semedo, Lemina, Doyle, Ait-Nouri; Neto, Bellegarde; Hwang

Probable Brighton Lineup

Steele; Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan; Baleba, Gross; Fati, Lallana, Adingra; Welbeck

Betting tips: Wolves x Brighton

Check out our predictions of the day for Wolves vs. Brighton

Prediction 1: Wolves x Brighton / Draw or Brighton

When these two teams meet, it’s generally a high-scoring affair, and Brighton has a solid record against Wolves. As Brighton’s 4-1 victory at Molineux in August 2023 demonstrates, the 0-0 draw from January was more of an exception than the norm. 

Both teams are playing well and know the F.A. Cup is their only opportunity for a trophy this season. Brighton will win by a hair in a game that promises to be full of goals, but the bookies regard it as too close to call.

Prediction 2: Wolves x Brighton / Under 2.5 goals

Wolves have let in only one goal in their previous three matches, confirming that their defense is improving and providing a good foundation for the rest of the season. 

Although this has been a feature of Wolves in prior seasons, several issues arose during the current one. Brighton can play offensively and defensively when the situation calls for it.

We advise betting on under 2.5 goals on average time since neither team will want to risk losing, and there is no way to make up for their mistakes.

Prediction 3: Wolves x Brighton / Brighton to qualify

Unlike last week’s intense Amex clash, this week’s matchup should be played on Molineux soil and feature a duel as close as the Premier League rankings indicate. However, with both managers considering many changes, the net should ripple.

We award De Zerbi’s men the advantage from 12 yards out since there can be no fifth-round replays, and the match must be decided via extra time and penalties if necessary. Brighton has experience with the added strain of playing in the Europa League.