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[Albion] Brighton & Hove Albion vs Brentford *** Official Match Thread ***



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Albion v Brentford

PREMIER LEAGUE

Venue:
The American Express Stadium
Date: Wednesday 6th December 2023
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
Referee: Peter Bankes
Assistants: Edward Smart, Nick Greenhaigh
Fourth Official: Graham Scott
VAR: Andy Madley
Additional VAR: Adrian Holmes

TEAM NEWS

Brighton head coach Roberto de Zerbi has reported no fresh injury concerns.


Kaoru Mitoma, Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro could return to the starting line-up, while Lewis Dunk and Mahmoud Dahoud complete suspensions.

Brentford midfielder Christian Norgaard serves a one-game ban after accumulating five yellow cards.

Mikkel Damsgaard is available for the first time since August, while Mathias Jensen is "touch and go" according to boss Thomas Frank.

The Bees remain without Kristoffer Ajer, Aaron Hickey, Rico Henry, Ivan Toney, Kevin Schade, Nathan Collins and Joshua Dasilva

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Brentford have won two of their last nine league games away to Brighton (D2, L5).
  • The Seagulls drew 3-3 at home to the Bees last season despite registering 15 shots on target - three more than in any other Premier League game in their history.
Albion
  • Albion are unbeaten in their past five top-flight home games, though each of the last three have ended in draws.
  • They have not drawn four consecutive Premier League home matches since November 2017.
  • Brighton have won four of their past seven midweek Premier League games, as many victories as in their first 38 (D15, L19).
  • Evan Ferguson has scored seven goals in his last eight league appearances at home.
Brentford
  • The Bees have won one of their 11 Premier League games outside of London in 2023 and are winless in their past eight such fixtures (D2, L6).
  • Thomas Frank's team have scored at least twice in all five of their Premier League victories this season but are winless in the seven matches when they did not score multiple goals (D2, L5).
  • Bryan Mbeumo has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 17 Premier League appearances, scoring nine and assisting five, meaning he has had a hand in half of the 28 goals Brentford have scored in that period.
  • Neal Maupay has been directly involved in four goals in his last six top-flight appearances, scoring two and assisting a further two.

Roberto De Zerbi's Brentford Press Conference



 
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Eric the meek

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The distribution of goals between the opposing teams could define the whole result of this game.

But not if it's 0-0 though.
 

Stat Brother

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I hope The Atmosphere Police are prepared for this one.

Tonight's atmos' is gonna be morguesque.

The only saving grace is, compared to the aftermath of Bumley this evening is gonna seem like Rio on carnival night.

Put your big boy pants on coppers, or else they'll be some serious pearl clutching and a'swooning to the floor by the time we get to 5pm on Saturday.
 
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Terry Connor

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Oct 21, 2022
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I hope The Atmosphere Police are prepared for this one.

Tonight's atmos' is gonna be morguesque.

The only saving grace is, compared to the aftermath of Bumley this evening is gonna seem like Rio on carnival night.

Put your big boy pants on coppers, or else they'll be some serious pearl clutching and a'swooning to the floor by the time we get to 5pm on Saturday.
The atmosphere is often better when the 'can't be ar#ed' brigade have an excuse not to come.
 


Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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We are so running on fumes, I would take a point with no more injuries. Bite yer hand off.
Why out of interest? Newcastle have as many (more ?) injuries, had an away game against PSG last week - made no changes and beat Man Utd
 


Terry Connor

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Oct 21, 2022
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Why out of interest? Newcastle have as many (more ?) injuries, had an away game against PSG last week - made no changes and beat Man Utd
Last two games we have been poor.
Dunk so vital for us.
Brentford (better than ManU currently) and would go ahead of us in our mid-table mini-league if they win.
Evidence is that when we are forced to over-extend players they pick up more injuries.
 

Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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Last two games we have been poor.
Dunk so vital for us.
Brentford (better than ManU currently) and would go ahead of us in our mid-table mini-league if they win.
Evidence is that when we are forced to over-extend players they pick up more injuries.
Oh completely agree!
 



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