Brentford vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 11 September 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium (London).
Newly promoted Brentford will be keen to guard their perfect start to life in the Premier League when they welcome Brighton on Saturday.
The Bees started the campaign on a surprise 2-0 win at Arsenal. They drew the next two against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa and they came into matchday 4 as one of the 7 unbeaten teams in the league.
A strong defense laid the platform for the success in the early part of the season, Emiliano Buendia of Aston Villa being the only player to breach Thomas Frank’s backline so far.
Meanwhile, Ivan Toney who lit up the Championship campaign last season by topping the scoring charts with 31 goals got his first of the Premier League campaign at Villa Park.
Brighton also started the season on a positive note, but they were handed the first defeat of the season by Rafa Benitez managed Everton at the verge of international break. The Seagulls defeated Burnley and Watford in the previous games with a point lead and 2 spots above their Saturday’s hosts.
Neal Maupay is one of the Brighton players who started the season on a high with goals in the first two games.
Brentford vs Brighton Head-to-head
Brighton are slightly ahead in h2h record versus Brentford with 5 wins in 10 games as against 2 draws and 3 losses.
However, Brentford were the happier side when they met for the last time in the 2016/17 Championship season with a 3-3 draw at home and 2-0 win on the road.
Only 3 of their last 9 meetings across all competitions saw over 2.5 goals.
Both teams scored in just 1 of their last 6 duels.
Their last two meetings at Brentford’s home ground are draws.
Brentford vs Brighton Prediction
We see this as a battle between two defensive oriented sides and goals are expected at a premium for the same reason. This h2h matchup also has a history of low turnout of goals.
The full-time result remains in the balance and we are highly doubtful of either team’s capability to go all out and grab a winner. Therefore a full-time draw is there for the taking for brave punters.
Brentford vs Brighton Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.53 odd
Full-time Draw @ 3.20 odd.