Just four points separate the two teams heading into this fixture, with Brentford having taken just one point from the last nine available, a run which has included heavy defeats to Arsenal and Newcastle.
Brighton fought hard but lost to Spurs last time out to fall to seventh.
Two clubs who have punched above their weight to get to and stay in the Premier League, both have aspirations of a top-half finish this season and European qualification is not out of the question for either side.
Match Result: Draw
Brighton are the better of the two teams by a narrow margin, but Brentford’s home form makes this pretty much an even contest. The Bees have emphatic wins over Manchester United and Leeds plus a draw with Everton in front of their own fans.
Under the lights on Friday night, Gtech Community Stadium will be rocking. Brighton have already put in some great away performances so far this season, but they have now won just once in four matches.
Sitting on the fence with the draw at 12/5 is good value.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Over 2.5 total goals has landed in six of Brentford’s nine league matches and half of Brighton’s fixtures. Going back to last season, five of Brentford’s last six home matches in the Premier League have produced three or more goals.
Only five teams have generated more expected goals than Brentford and Brighton this season. Their respective marks of 13 and 12.5 are comfortably ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United.
Total Cards: Under 3.5
Not only producers of plenty of goal-scoring opportunities, these teams are also among the most disciplined in the Premier League.
Brentford have been shown just 11 cards in eight league matches. Brighton average just one card per match, with only Manchester City receiving fewer cards.
All odds are subject to change