Brentford – Brighton Predictions
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Brentford 2-0 Brighton
Date: 14.10.2022 | Match at: 20:00 | League: ENGLAND: PREMIER LEAGUE – ROUND 11 | Tip: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.31 | Bookie: Unibet.
Brentford – Brighton Predictions and PREVIEW
- Thomas Frank and his Brentford side have had some soul-searching to do after suffering their heaviest ever Premier League (PL) defeat in the last round as they fell 5-1 to Newcastle. Ever the optimist, Frank stated in the aftermath that “you win or you learn” and those words must hold some weight as they’ve not lost back-to-back PL games since February!
- Dealing with aerial threats has been one of Brentford’s biggest downfalls this season, with a league-high six headed goals conceded already. They may be thankful that the opposition here is Brighton & Hove Albion then, given that they’re in a minority of sides yet to score one! And with Brentford scoring an impressive ten goals from four PL home games this season (W2, D1, L1), the Bees will hope that their strong frontline can outweigh any defensive frailties.
- Whilst Roberto de Zerbi is yet to achieve his first win as Brighton boss, he certainly hasn’t disgraced himself across his opening two games (D1, L1). An exhilarating 3-3 draw with last season’s Champions League finalists Liverpool was followed by a narrow defeat to Spurs, a result which de Zerbi described as “not fair”, as he seeks his own ‘third time lucky’ in the form of a win that would see Brighton move into fourth place, at least until Sunday.
- Results aside, the build up to this game has been dominated by the heartbreaking news that 24 year-old Brighton and Zambia midfielder Enock Mwepu has had to hang up his boots at such a young age due to a hereditary heart condition. Messages of support have poured in for the once-promising midfielder and he will be sorely missed, not least because Brighton have failed to win the last three PL games in which he didn’t play, yet won six of the last eight when he did.
- Players to watch: After keeping his 100% penalty conversion rate going with a goal last time out (7/7), Brentford’s Ivan Toney is only two shy of Dimitar Berbatov’s record of nine. Perhaps the biggest hard luck story amongst would-be PL scorers this season is that of Brighton’s Solly March, as no player has had more than his 18 shots or eight on target without scoring a goal.
- Hot streak: Brighton are unbeaten in nine consecutive league games played on a Friday (W7, D2), but Brentford are also on a five-game winning run in such games.