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Brighton visit Community Stadium on Saturday for the Premier League showdown with home team Brentford.
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Brentford prepare for this game following a 1-1 Premier League drawn match versus Aston Villa.
In that match, Brentford had 53% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Brentford was Ivan Toney (7'). Aston Villa had 7 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Emiliano Buendía (13') was the scorer for Aston Villa.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that it has been a great time for the Brentford backline. Brentford have been stingy, resulting in the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last six clashes standing at 3.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Everton in Premier League competition, Brighton will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Brighton & Hove Albion had 66% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Everton had 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Demarai Gray (41') and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (58') scored for Everton.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Graham Potter's Brighton & Hove Albion have fired home a total of 9 times thus giving them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 03/01/2015, both clubs have shared the honours with Brentford winning 2 of those games, Brighton 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 from The Bees and 8 being from The Seagulls. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Championship match day 30 on 05/02/2017 which finished with the scoreline of Brentford 3-3 Brighton & Hove Albion.
On that day, Brentford managed 54% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. Goals were scored by Jota (15'), Harlee Dean (22') and Konstantin Kerschbaumer (94').
For their opponents, Brighton & Hove Albion had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Solly March (75'), Shane Duffy (78') and Tomer Hemed (97') scored.
The referee was Jeremy Simpson.
Team News: Brentford
There is just a single fitness concern for the Brentford boss Thomas Frank to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Josh Dasilva (Hip Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Brighton
Brighton manager Graham Potter has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Tariq Lamptey (Hamstring Injury), Solly March (Hamstring Injury), Kjell Scherpen (Ankle problems) and Dan Burn (Torn Knee Ligament) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the view that Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 1-1 score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Community Stadium (17,250)
Captain: Pontus Jansson
Chairman: Cliff Crown
Manager: Thomas Frank
Competitions: Premier League position 10, EFL Cup (Third Round)