England Premier League
Saturday 11th September 2021
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium
We’re 3 games in and Brentford the newly promoted side have not lost. Of course it is early days yet but the Bees would have taken 5 points at this stage of the season if given the choice in advance. In their last game they drew 1-1 with Aston Villa and have drawn their last two in a row. The club will be delighted to be heading back home where they have already beaten Arsenal and will fancy their chances against Graham Potter’s Brighton.
As for Brighton it’s been a decent start for them too as they come into this game in 8th place with 6 points. Potter’s side opened their Premier League campaign with two wins in a row but in their last match they were beaten at home against Everton with that game finishing 2-0. Brighton would have been disappointed by that result given much like Brentford it would be expected that their majority of points this season will come at home. However despite their domination in posession, they lacked the ability to create a decent threat up front, which what that counts at the end of the day.
Brentford: Mads Bech Sorensen has suffered a knee injury and will be out long term. Josh Da Silva still has a hip injury which is also long term.
Brighton: Aaron Connolly should return from his glute injury. Dan Burn is long term with his knee though.
Brentford vs Brighton Head to Head:
The last time the clubs played here was back in 2017 and it was a game that featured no less than six goals as the clubs played out a 3-3 draw.
We have to go back to 2011 for the last time Brighton won away to Brentford in a league game.
There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Brentford vs Brighton Prediction:
Even though Brighton have been part of the Premier League much longer than their opponents at the weekend this should be a fairly equal contest. Brighton remain a dangerous side for anyone in the bottom half of the league and they will and can create plenty of chances.
However we will back the Bees because they have shown us with the crowd behind them they can play good, slick and confident football. This probably will not last and the mindset for them has to be getting the points on the board in the first half of the season so they don’t become relegation fodder.
Ivan Toney is one to watch for the home side, he scored goals for fun last season in the Championship and has already got off the mark this season in top flight football, so we should follow him and back him to score anytime.
Brentford vs Brighton Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (0.0 Brentford) at 1.98
Anytime goalscorer: Ivan Toney at 2.50
Both teams to score at 2.00