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Brentford v Brighton betting tips: Seagulls bid to end capital woes

| 07.09.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

Promoted Brentford bid to maintain their unbeaten record in the Premier League on Saturday so we examine the odds to find some Brentford v Brighton betting tips.

Brentford won their opening game at home and have recorded two subsequent away draws while Brighton were victorious in their opening two games before a home defeat by Everton last time.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at the Brentford Community Stadium, kicks off at 3pm BST.

Brentford v Brighton match odds

Brentford have made a fine start to their maiden Premier League campaign, beating Arsenal at home and drawing at both Crystal Palace and Aston Villa. They are 33/20 to overcome Brighton.

Should Brentford avoid defeat, they will be the only promoted team to remain unbeaten in their first four games in the competition since Portsmouth in 2003-04.

The Bees are on the longest current unbeaten run of any side in England’s four divisions, having avoided defeat in their last 15 games (W7 D8) since losing 1-0 to Norwich in March.

They are also without a defeat in nine league games at home (W5 D4), winning each of the last three without conceding.

Brentford are 16/5 to win to nil while the draw is available at 2/1.

Brighton opened the season with two wins – at Burnley and at home to Watford – before losing 2-0 at home to Everton. They sit eighth in the table, a point and two places above Brentford.

The Seagulls have won just three of their 22 Premier League away games in London (D8 L11) and are winless in nine in the capital since beating Arsenal 2-1 in December 2019.

Graham Potter’s side are 7/4 to prevail.

Brentford v Brighton head-to-head

Brentford have a decent record against Brighton.

The Seagulls have won just one of their last nine away league games against the Bees (D3 L5), with this their first visit since a 3-3 draw in February 2017.

Indeed, the Bees have lost just one of their last six league meetings with Brighton (W3 D2), remaining unbeaten against the Seagulls the last time they clashed in the 2016-17 Championship campaign (W1 D1).

The home side has won two of the last eight meetings and the odds for Brentford to win or draw the game in the Double Chance market are 2/5 in the Brentford v Brighton betting tips.

Just two of the last 12 meeting have seen both sides score and it is 3/4 that one fails to net this time.

Eight of the last 12 clashes have seen fewer than three total goals scored and it is 8/15 for that to be the case again.

Brentford v Brighton team news

Brentford free agent signing Mathias Jorgensen may have to wait for his debut as the veteran defender’s one-year is subject to confirmation of a work permit and international clearance.

Brighton could hand a debut to new signing Marc Cucurella after the Spanish defender joined from Getafe.

Republic of Ireland forward Aaron Connolly should be fit after sitting out the 1-1 draw against Serbia on Tuesday night because of a glute problem.

Dutch forward Jurgen Locadia is in contention, having recently returned to the club following 15 months on loan in the Major League Soccer at FC Cincinnati.

Brentford v Brighton key battles

Brentford striker Ivan Toney scored against Aston Villa last time out.

Since the start of the 2019-20 campaign, no player has scored more goals in the top four tiers of English football than the 26-year-old.

He has netted 56 times and is 7/2 to score the first goal against Brighton and 13/8 to net at any time.

His clash with Brighton centre-backs Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk will be a fascinating one.

Duffy, in particular, has been equally effective going forward and has more shots (eight) than any other Brighton player this season. He is 17/2 to score at any time.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham