Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Brentford and Brighton face each other in London in the opening match of day 11. The Bees impressed in the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign, but they have yet to find their best form in the new season. Brentford continue to rely on Ivan Toney, who scored his 6th goal of the season in a 5-1 loss to Newcastle, while all Pontus Jansson, Christian Norgaard, and Keane Lewis-Potter are out of contention with injuries.
The Seagulls, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Tottenham, with the team eyeing their third away win of the process. Brighton aim to regain their spot in top five, and we predict that they will take advantage of Brentford’s shaky defence. A man to watch in the away team will be Belgium international Leandro Trossard, who scored a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool. Midfielder Jakub Moder should be the only absentee in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Pontus Jansson):
Sweden international defender Pontus Jansson started his career at a local club Arlovs Bl before moving to Swedish giants Malmo in 2006. Three years later the talented centre-back was given his first-team debut, off the back of a highly successful season which saw his pick up a prestigious Academy Player of the Year award.
During his five-year stay with Malmo Jansson went on to play 98 league matches, score 6 goals and impose himself as a commanding presence for his club. A ball-playing central defender who likes to keep things clean and simple, Jansson boasts impressive composure and never backs under pressure. The Swedish defender was plucked by the Serie A side Torino in 2014 where he failed to make his big international break.
Three years into his stay in Italy – and a season-long loan at Leeds United after – Pontus Jansson moved to Elland Road on permanent basis. His work-rate, great positioning and impressive physicall ability made him one of the hottest properties in the summer of 2018 with Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and other Premier League sides expressing interest in high services, but Jansson opted to remain at Leeds and work under Marcelo Bielsa.
Highlighted Team (Brighton):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion compete in the Premier League and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils.
Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname.