Bet of the day: Brighton to beat Brentford and both score
Holly Thackeray | February 5, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Brentford have found the net in all of their last seven aways, but only won two
- Brighton are back on form after two terrific wins on the trot
- Seagulls strikers Wilson and Zamora have been among the goals
- The hosts have lost just three home games across all competitions
Brighton 10/3 to defeat Brentford and both teams to score
Coral certainly look after their customers so, if you fancy a Friday flutter on an enticing evening serving of Championship football, look no further than our marvellous match market for the fixture between Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford.
The Seagulls look strong again, so make our prime pick for bet of the day, where you can back Albion at an excellent 13/4 to defeat the Bees and both teams score.
With the Bees stranded in midtable mediocrity, 10 points behind promotion hopefuls Brighton, their sting should not be enough trouble the Seagulls for spoils, as they have so far scored just one more (42) than they have conceded (41) in England’s competitive second-tier.
Brentford boss Dean Smith has only been at the helm for 12 games, but has already lost almost half despite seeing his side rack up 18 strikes.
Compare that to seaside club Brighton and Hove’s 28 leaked in the league and it is clear their upcoming guests know how to find goal, but can also be easily undone by their hosts’ hitmen.
Seagulls know how to protect their nest
Coastal club Brighton are renowned for being bullish at home and have lost just three frays in all competitions at The Amex, so it will not be easy for the Bees to breach their fortress.
The Seagulls enjoyed a blistering start to the season, before their form dipped slightly, though their recent rampant recovery has seen two wins in a row recorded, which is bad news for Brentford.
West Londoners the Bees have not had as much fun on the road, winning just two of their last seven trips away from home, though their travels have produced goals in all of those seven, with a multitude of scorers including in-form midfielder Alan Judge able to test Brighton’s net.
Transfer troubles for Bees
With only one victory in their last six scuffles, however, Smith’s side may have enough to penetrate Albion in attack, but will struggle against Brighton’s own bright talents up top, which is why a 13/4 price for the home team to win but concede looks so tasty.
The Bees failed to add to their first-team hive over the winter window, instead only losing more of their spine in defensive midfielder Toumani Diagouraga and promising centre back James Tarkowski to fellow Championship teams.
As Brighton managed to pull off quite the transfer coup by landing attacking midfielder Anthony Knockaert, the flexible former Leicester City star, news of Brentford’s defensive outgoings will be music to Chris Hughton’s ears.
Potentially supplied by classy Knockaert, frontmen Bobby Zamora and on-loan James Wilson, who were both on target last time out, should have more than enough impetus to ensure Brighton bag all three points.