Brighton v Brentford: match preview | Brighton & Hove Albion


The bearded Graham Potter increasingly looks like a young, dishy Captain Birdseye but his side cannot catch a win. Brighton have not tasted victory since September and their failure to convert chances has come back to bite them after a strong start to the season. Brentford are level on points with Brighton but in better form, with two wins and two draws in their last five league games, and have Ivan Toney back in action up front. The good news for Brighton is that Brentford can be vulnerable, having conceded eight total goals in three games against Newcastle, Norwich and Burnley. But Brighton need to start turning their possession stats into goals and fast. Alex Reid

Boxing Day 8pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season n/a

Odds H 10-11 A 3-1 D 9-4

Referee Andrew Madley

This season G8 Y14 R2 2.25 cards/game

BRIGHTON

Subs from Scherpen, Steele, Webster, Connolly, Mac Allister, Mwepu, Lallana, Welbeck, Locadia, Burn

Doubtful Veltman (fatigue)

Injured Dunk (knee, 14 Jan), Sarmiento (hamstring, May)

Suspended Bissouma (one match)

Form DLDDDL

Discipline Y37 R1

Leading scorer Maupay 6

BRENTFORD

Subs from Raya, Thompson, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Valencia, Mbuemo, Jeanvier, Peart-Harris, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Roerslev, Zamburek, Racic

Doubtful None

Injured Ajer (hamstring, 2 Jan), Martin (knee, Mar), Dasilva (hip, unknown), Fosu-Henry (hamstring, unknown), Goode (hamstring, unknown), Jørgensen (knock, unknown)

Suspended None

Form LDWLDW

Discipline Y33 R1

Leading scorer Toney 4



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