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Brighton vs Brentford Betting Tips

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      Brighton vs Brentford Predictions

       

      Brighton are over their worrying wobble around the festive period when they went 8 games without a win in all competitions. Victories over Blackburn and Huddersfield in their last two league games has got their promotion bid back on track and they would climb back up to 3rd with 3 points from this game.

      That would be a massive boost for Chris Hughton’s side who had been written off by many as certainties to drop out of the top six after their long unbeaten start to the season ended. This will be a tougher game than their last two matches though against a Brentford side that know what it takes to make the play-offs as an unfancied side but are some way off that level currently.

      They’ve only won 1 of their 6 matches so far in 2016 although that did come in their most recent away match when they were impressive 3-1 winners at Preston. Their players were the subject of much speculation in the transfer window and they ultimately lost James Tarkowski to Burnley and Toumani Diagouraga to Leeds in the final week of the window.

      Both players were regular starters for the Bees and they weren’t replaced so it could be tough for the West London outfit to close the 7 point gap on the top six over the remaining weeks of the season. They still have plenty of good creative players but are likely to be more vulnerable defensively now and have been conceding quite a few goals of late.

      That should lead to an open game here and one that both sides will feel they really need 3 points from with their rivals in action on Saturday. Both teams have scored in all of Brentford’s last 3 matches and there tend to be a few goals when they are involved.

      7 of the last 11 matches at the AmEx have also seen both teams score and Brighton have only kept one clean sheet in that period so backing both teams to score at 8/11 looks a solid bet here.

      Brighton will really feel as though they’ve turned a corner after those 2 wins and managed to bring in some fresh blood in the window with Steve Sidwell arriving on loan from Stoke and Antony Knockaert joining for over £2million from Standard Liege. They kept hold of their best players too and there is a good feeling about the place again so consider backing the Seagulls to pick up a 6th 2-1 home win of the campaign at 15/2.

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