When Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion square off at the Gtech Community Stadium on Friday night, both teams will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.
The Seagulls have yet to earn all possible points under new head coach Roberto De Zerbi, while the Bees have lost each of their previous three games.
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After drawing with Bournemouth and losing to Arsenal at home, Brentford’s loss against Newcastle United last weekend was their biggest Premier League loss.
Ivan Toney’s penalty kick gave the Bees a chance to tie the score ,but Thomas Frank was left “fuming” after the game by the way his team gave up, as several defensive miscues allowed the Magpies to easily win at St James’ Park.
Frank is now anticipating a response from his Brentford team, who have only won one of their previous seven Premier League games and have dropped to 11th place in the standings, four points behind seventh-place Brighton.
With two easy triumphs over Manchester United (4-0) and Leeds United sandwiched in between a draw against Everton and seven of their ten points so far this season, Brentford will relish the chance to play at home
However, the Bees have only triumphed against Brighton at home once in their last six league encounters, a victory in September 2014 when both teams were in the Championship.
A narrow loss to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend prevented Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton team from winning their first match at the Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls drew a blank in front of goal for just the second time in 14 Premier League games after scoring three goals in an enthralling draw against Liverpool at Anfield, with Leandro Trossard scoring a spectacular hat-trick.
De Zerbi’s team has since dropped out of the top four, but with a victory at Brentford, they may get back into the Champions League spots as they are only two points behind fourth-place Chelsea.
A loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage at the end of August halted Brighton’s seven-game unbeaten streak in the capital, and they now travel to the Gtech Community Stadium with seven points from both home and away games so far this season.
However, the Seagulls have won all four of their recent away games against Brentford, including a success in September of last year, and they will be eager to inflict more pain on the Bees on Friday.
Although Brentford has performed better at home so far this season, they face a Brighton team that has lost just two of its last 13 Premier League games.
We can see that De Zerbi’s attackers profited on Brentford’s porous defense, giving the Italian his first victory as the Seagulls’ head coach.