Brighton vs Brentford2 min read
Brighton and Brentford are set to clash at the Amex Stadium in a highly anticipated Premier League fixture. The two teams have contrasting recent forms, with Brighton looking to continue their unbeaten run, while Brentford will aim to add another win to their impressive record.
Brentford will be aiming to complete their first league double over Brighton since the 2014-15 season when both teams were in the Championship. The Bees have won two of the four league meetings at the Amex Stadium, both of which came in the Championship.
Brighton, on the other hand, have lost just one of their past nine Premier League matches, winning five and drawing three. They have also lost just one of their 13 games in all competitions in 2023, winning nine and drawing three. If they win this fixture, the Seagulls could earn four consecutive home wins in all competitions for the first time since 2018.
However, Brighton has struggled against London clubs this season, losing five of their seven Premier League defeats, including three of their four home losses. They have also conceded 14 goals from set pieces in the top flight, which is the highest in the division.
Brentford, on the other hand, has been in excellent form recently, losing just one of their last 15 league games. The Bees are also unbeaten in all 31 Premier League matches in which they have taken the lead, winning 23 and drawing eight. Additionally, they have scored a league-high 19 goals from set pieces this season, including penalties.
Ivan Toney has been instrumental in Brentford’s success, scoring eight goals in his 12 away appearances in the Premier League this season. Only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane have fared better than him.
In conclusion, this fixture promises to be an exciting encounter, with both teams looking to claim all three points. Brighton will aim to continue their unbeaten run, while Brentford will be looking to add to their impressive record. With both teams having strengths and weaknesses, it remains to be seen which side will come out on top in this encounter.