Brighton & Hove Albion vs BrentfordEnglish Premier League, KO: 19:30 Dec 6, 2023, Amex Stadium
A thrilling contest could be on the cards as Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Brentford to the Amex Stadium for a midweek Premier League fixture. Both teams have shown some defensive vulnerability in recent weeks and could be set to produce a high scoring encounter on Wednesday.
Brighton & Hove Albion are coming off a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea in their previous Premier League fixture. They failed to take advantage of a first half red card to the Blues and fell just short of a fightback despite goals from Facundo Buonanotte and Joao Pedro.
That was the first defeat in eight matches across all competitions for Brighton, who have claimed four wins and played out three defeats in that run. They are currently eighth on the standings but could find themselves in the bottom half of the standings with a defeat on Wednesday.
One thing that has hampered Brighton this season is their defensive vulnerability as they have struggled to keep things tight at the back. Roberto De Zerbi’s men have failed to keep a single clean sheet in the Premier League this season and have conceded five goals in their last two matches.
Brentford were victorious last time out in the Premier League as they triumphed 3-1 over Luton Town. They were fairly comfortable throughout the encounter with goals from Neal Maupay, Ben Mee and Shandon Baptiste earning them the win.
That was a much needed return to winning ways for Brighton, who had lost their previous two Premier League matches. Thomas Frank’s men are currently just outside the top half of the standings but could move as high as eighth if results go their way on Wednesday.
One similarity with Brighton is that Brentford also struggle to maintain their discipline at the back. They are without a clean sheet in their last four Premier League matches, conceding seven goals in that run.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Brighton as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 10/11 by bet365. A victory for Brentford is valued at 14/5 by Unibet while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 by Betfred.
Head to head
Brighton have a 12-11 advantage with eight draws from 21 previous matches against Brentford. Both teams played out a 3-3 draw in their last meeting at the Amex Stadium back in April.
Players to watch
Joao Pedro appears to have fully settled to life at Brighton and is their man in form at the moment. The forward has four goals in the last three matches across all competitions and is priced at 21/10 by Unibet to find the net on Wednesday.
Brentford also have plenty of attacking quality, although Bryan Mbeumo will be looking to end a lengthy goal drought. The forward is still the leading scorer for the Bees with six goals and could be backed to find the net on Wednesday at 21/10 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
It was a six-goal thriller in the last meeting at the Amex Stadium and another high-scoring encounter could be on the cards here. Over 4.5 goals is valued at 19/5 by Unibet, who is also offering odds of 8/5 for over 3.5 goals.
There were first half goals for both teams in that fixture and Wednesday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 14/5 with Coral.
This English Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford will be played on Dec 6, 2023 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Brighton & Hove Albion vs Brentford prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.