Brentford v Brighton Odds, Tips and Preview
Game time & date: 2000 BST, Friday October 14
Location: Gtech Community Stadium (Brentford)
Last result between the two: Brighton 2-0 Brentford, Premier League, December 2021
Broadcast: Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League
The Premier League weekend gets up and running with Brentford v Brighton on Friday night, with these two sides sitting in mid-table after a strong start to the campaign.
Brighton won both meetings between the sides last term, 2-0 at home and 1-0 away, so the Bees will be out for revenge, while both teams lost in their last Premier League match.
Despite the Bees having home advantage, the Brentford v Brighton odds point to an away win for the Seagulls, but where is the best value to be found in Friday night’s fixture? Let’s take a look.
Bees out to arrest recent slide
Since beating Leeds 5-2 at home, Brentford have only taken one point from three games and the dip in form has seen the Bees score a single goal during that run. Recent results have seen Thomas Frank’s hard-working team slip down to 11th in the table but they still have a solid cushion above the relegation zone, so there are no fears of the drop at this time, though they will want to pick up a win pretty soon.
Brentford home games tend to be very entertaining for their fans and neutrals alike. Indeed, five of their past six home league games have seen over 2.5 goals scored, which bodes well for Friday night fun. As Brighton have found the net in six straight Premier League games on the road, in a run dating back to last season, it seems safe to say that there will be plenty of goals in this one despite the Bees’ slide.
Over 2.5 goals at evens with 888Sport is a great place to start for this one, while the 4/5 with 888Sport for both teams to score is another option to consider too. However, keep in mind that BTTS has only landed in one of the past six meetings between these sides, including a pre-season friendly in July.
Seagulls still seeking first win under De Zerbi
New Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is looking for his first win since succeeding Graham Potter in charge, having followed up a thrilling 3-3 draw at Liverpool with a 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham at the weekend. Brighton are still in the top half and they could hope to push for European qualification.
The big update from the club this week was the sad news that Enock Mwepu has been forced to retire at the age of just 24 after a medical condition was revealed during testing during the international break.
Brighton will want to win this game for Mwepu and their away form has been good this season, taking seven points from the 12 available and suffering just one defeat, a below-par 2-1 reverse at Brentford.
The 27/20 from 888Sport on a Brighton win looks like solid value considering the respective runs of form these two sides have had of late. The 2/1 on Brighton to win with over 1.5 goals is worth a look as well.
Friday’s fixture sees two mid-table sides face off but Brighton are in better form than Brentford, though the departure of much-loved manager Graham Potter may yet have an impact on the Seagulls.
Brighton won this match both times in the Premier League last term and they are a generous 27/20 with 888Sport to collect the points again as the Premier League weekend gets up and running here.
The 2/1 on Brighton to win with over 1.5 goals scored is another good option here, with five out of Brentford’s past six home league games having seen over 2.5 goals being scored.
At 8/1 with 888Sport, Brighton to win 2-1 stands out from the correct scores market for this one.
Author: Jamie Smith