Brighton vs Brentford
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Falmer Stadium, East Sussex.
Brighton and Hove Albion will welcome Brentford at the AMEX Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the two teams look to get back to winning ways.
Brighton and Hove Albion saw their unbeaten run put to stop on the road against Newcastle last week. 2 goals from Lascelles 15′ and Shelvey 63′ were enough to condemn Brighton. The matter got worst for Brighton in 54th minute, as Baldock was sent off for a second bookable offence. Brighton are now on 8th position in the league with 8 points, a win in this game could put them in 3rd position depending on results elsewhere.
Brentford’s last game was a tough one which saw two players sent off, one each from both teams. Lasse Vibe who scored Brentford’s only goal of the game was sent off in the 88th minute, while D. Jones was sent off in the 73rd minutes. Brentford nearly got all 3 points in the game, but they were unfortunate as Hutchinson scored an equaliser in the last minute of the game. They are now 14th on the table with 7 points, and hope for a more disciplined game as they travel to AMEX Stadium.
Brighton and Hove Albion: Team News
Sam Baldock and Shane Duffy will be missing in action for the home team as they suspended.
Brentford: Team News
Lasse Vibe will be missing in this fixture as he was sent off in the last game, while Judge is out injured.
Brighton vs Brentford: Head to Head statistics
The two teams have met 23 times in the past, Brighton have won 9 games and lost 8 games to Brentford. At AMEX Stadium, Brighton have won 6 games against Brentford and lost 2. They have both scored the same number of goals against each other 25. The last game between this two teams ended 3-0 in favour of Brighton.
Brighton vs Brentford: Prediction
Brighton are more consistent this season than their visitors, they are the favourites and should be able to come out winners. They have lost just 1 of their last 7 games in all competitions, they have won 4 and drawn 2. They have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 games and have kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 6 games.
Brentford are still struggling for balance this season, and I don’t see them overcoming Brighton at home.
Brighton vs Brentford: Betting Tips
Brighton to win at 11/20 (1.55)
Half Time/Full Time – Brighton at 7/5 (2.40).