Brentford v Brighton betting tips: Bees aim to stay unbeaten
Brentford v Brighton betting tips and odds
Brentford and Brighton may lack the glamour of some of the more illustrious teams in the Premier League but both clubs are in the top half of the table ahead of their match on Saturday afternoon.
The unbeaten Bees, now 3/1 to be relegated, started their season with an impressive 2-0 win against Arsenal which they followed with draws against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, so a home win is priced at 7/4.
The Seagulls won their first two games, so with both teams having made decent starts to the season we’re looking at the markets and odds in our Brentford v Brighton betting tips.
Brighton signed off for the international break with a 2-0 home defeat by Everton after which Seagulls boss Graham Potter admitted “we played against a good opponent, and we have to give them credit”.
Brentford aren’t quite as good as the Merseysiders, so an away win can be backed at 17/10 and a draw is 2/1.
Brighton’s expected goals totals in attack and defence suggested they should have been in the top five instead of fighting a relegation battle last season, although they will be put to the test when they start to face the bigger teams in October.
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All three of their matches have produced three goals or fewer which looks a bit short at 2/11, but at least one team not to score is priced at 3/4.
Exactly two match goals would have paid out in four of the combined six games played by these sides this season and that can be backed at 12/5 in our Brentford v Brighton betting tips.
Potter has used three different formations this season, starting with a 4-1-4-1 against Burnley, a 4-4-1-1 in the victory over Watford and a 3-4-2-1 at home to Everton, but Neal Maupay has started up front on each occasion.
Midfielder Solly March missed the game against the Blues with a hamstring problem, but could play some part at the weekend.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank, on the other hand, has played a 3-5-2 in all three games, with Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo up front.
Leandro Trossard has an eye for goal, taking 2.7 shots per game and weighing in with five goals last season, so we go 15/2 and 10/3 in the first goalscorer and anytime markets.
For the Bees, Marcus Fross and Mbeumo are 12/5 and 14/5 respectively to get on the scoresheet as the last of our Brentford v Brighton betting tips.
Where: Brentford Community Stadium
When: 15:00, Saturday 11th September
How to watch: N/A
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication