Brighton vs Brentford: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

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Brighton and Brentford mustered just 11 shots between them in their first meeting of the season
Brighton and Brentford mustered just 11 shots between them in their first meeting of the season / Tony Marshall/GettyImages

Brighton and Brentford return to Premier League action against one another for the top flight's final match on Boxing Day.

The south coast hosts have had two of their last three scheduled games postponed due to COVID outbreaks, sandwiching a defeat at home to Wolves between these non-events. Brentford haven't fulfilled a Premier League fixture for more than two weeks - though did turn out in a 2-0 loss to Chelsea for a midweek Carabao Cup clash.

Here's all you need to know about the upcoming meeting between this underplayed pair.

How to watch Brighton vs Brentford on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 26 December, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Amex Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), NBCSN (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, Match of the Day (BBC One 10.40pm - UK)
Referee? Andy Madley
VAR? Andre Marriner

Brighton team news

Brighton will continue to be without their talismanic skipper Lewis Dunk as he recovers from knee ligament damage that doesn't require surgery, but has ruled him out until the backend of January.

However, fellow centre back Adam Webster may well be available after recovering from fitness concerns of his own.

Shane Duffy further bolsters Brighton's defensive reserves after serving a suspension. Yet, Yves Bissouma has fallen foul of the same fate, picking up his fifth booking of the season in Brighton's last outing against Wolves that rules him out of Sunday's match.

Neal Maupay and Pascal Gross will have served their ten day isolation periods after positive COVID tests by Boxing Day but Graham Potter may not throw them straight back into action.

Steven Alzate (ankle) and Jeremy Sarmiento (thigh) are also highly unlikely to feature.

You can read Brighton's predicted lineup here.

Brentford team news

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Joshua Dasilva hasn't made an appearance for Brentford since February 2021 / Alex Burstow/GettyImages

Joshua Dasilva and Julian Jeanvier are at the premature stages of their returns from lengthy injuries, though both have made the progressive step of taking to the field once more.

Kristoffer Ajer and Mathias Jorgensen are each suffering with thigh concerns, though the latter has to be assessed on a weekly basis while the club's record arrival is unlikely to feature until 2022.

David Raya remains some way off a return to action while Charlie Goode - who sat out Brentford's cup exit to Chelsea in midweek with a hamstring strain - is a doubt for Sunday.

You can read Brentford's predicted lineup here.

Brighton vs Brentford head-to-head record

Brighton and Brentford have met each other in eight different competitions over the years, including all four tiers of the English pyramid. Brighton prevailed in their first ever Premier League bout in September, securing a 33rd victory against the Bees from 75 matches (D14 L28).

Brighton vs Brentford score prediction

Since Brighton's 1-0 victory over Brentford in their fourth league match of the season, Potter's side have only earned one further success in the competition. Winless in their last 11 top flight games, the Seagulls have infuriatingly drawn eight of these fixtures.

Brentford have only collected four more points in the same time frame as Thomas Frank's side have slumped into a similar dip from the early heights of their late summer start.

Prediction: Brighton 1-1 Brentford