Brentford Vs Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Preview
A lot could develop in the automatic promotion race over the next four days as Brighton travel to face a tricky Brentford side at Griffin Park on Sunday afternoon. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Brentford vs Brighton
Venue: Griffin Park
Kick-off: Sunday 5th February, 3.00PM
All the possible variations of how the Championship table end up looking come Sunday have made for a fascinating week of fixtures. There are six points on offer for Brighton between Thursday and Sunday, which could have propelled them as many as 12 points clear had Leeds lost on Tuesday and at the weekend.
Equally any failure to pick up at least four points for Brighton could see Reading and Leeds further close the gap before this game, with Newcastle United also potentially having the opportunity to move back to the top of the table on Saturday.
Brentford are no where near the automatic promotion race and may struggle here if their losses against Newcastle (twice), Leeds and Huddersfield are anything to go by. That said, Brentford have avoided defeat in 10 of their 14 home games this season. Over to the right you will see our free tips and predictions for the match.
Brentford are the underdogs here at odds of 23/10 with Bet365 and the draw can be backed at the same price with the same bookmakers. Best odds on an away win come from Betway who offer 13/10.
Brighton and Newcastle have come out all guns blazing and have relentlessly won games and scored goals this season. Brighton have lost their last two away games in all competitions whilst United have just slipped up at home to QPR, but we’re still left waiting and wondering if a bad run of form will hamper either of the top two at some point.
Albion have been strong away but with the likes of Leeds, Town, Norwich and Villa to come on their travels, games like this (with all respect to Brentford) are must win games. You can’t afford to drop points to a mid-table side ahead of such tough games. Brentford have won two of seven overall and have mirrored that in their last seven at home. Back our match prediciton Brighton to win at odds of 13/10 with Betway.
Brighton have let in a goal in their last four away games but have still won three of those, only failing to score once. They’ll certainly net against this Brentford side, and the hosts were extremely clinical in a 3-0 home win over Villa here last weekend. Back our betting tip 3-1 Brighton win at odds of 20/1 with Betfair.
Brighton have a dazzling array of attacking quality and score goals from all over the pitch, but Tomer Hemed has looked particularly dangerous of late and is on penalty duty when he’s on the pitch. Brentford have given away four penalties at home this season. Back our anytime goal scroere prediction Tomer Hemed at 23/10 with Betfair.