09 September 2021, 14:45 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Brentford F.C. vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11 at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Preview Brentford Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview The Bees were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on the third day of the Premier League at Villa Park. Ivan Toney (7') gave Brentford an early lead in the opening minutes before Aston Villa found the leveler. Toney seized the goalscoring opportunity after he was left unmarked in the box. The fine finish separated both sides for six minutes until unconvincing defending from Brentford left Emiliano Buendía (13') with the space to twist and turn before unleashing an 18-yard-strike which rattled the back of the net. The draw leaves Brentford in 10th place with 5 points after 1W, 2D, & 0L (WDD). Manager Thomas Frank hopes the colony will continue with their fine form on Saturday when they welcome Brighton to the Brentford Community Stadium. The 47-year-old could adopt a 3—4—1—2 formation, with the duo consisting of Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo leading the onslaught against Albion. Frank could be without defensive-midfielder Josh Dasilva, who has been ruled out with a hip injury, while central-midfielder Mathias Jensen remains sidelined with a leg injury.
Preview Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Meanwhile, Brighton & Hove Albion will return after the 2-0 defeat to Everton at the Falmer Stadium on Matchday 3. The Seagulls failed to find a response to goals from Demarai Gray (41') and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (58' P.). The defeat signalled the end of the winning run which saw the Seagulls pick up victories against Burnley, 2-1, and Watford, 2-0. It also leaves Albion in 8th place with 6 points after 2W, 0D & 1L. Potter believes an improvement is imminent on Matchday 4 against Brentford. We've got options coming back, he said after the defeat to Everton. Hopefully, we'll be stronger than when the window opened, he added. The familiar 3—5—2 formation could be seen once again on Saturday, - with the duo consisting of Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard in attack. The former has two goals in three appearances for the club. On availability, Solly March remains in doubt for this fixture having suffered a hamstring injury along with Tariq Lamptey. Centre-back Dan Burn has a torn knee ligament while goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen is nursing an ankle injury. In what was a deadline day transfer deal, Brighton secured the signature of Marc Cucurella from Getafe for an undisclosed fee after triggering his €18M release clause. Graham Scott will be the man in the middle while Darren Cann and Mark Scholes will be assisting. Lee Mason will be the VAR.