The Championship Boxing Day football coupon kicks off at Griffin Park as Brentford take on Brighton as the Seagulls looks to get their automatic promotion bid back on track ( KO 13:00).
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Brentford and Brighton meet at Griffin Park on Boxing Day as the Championship’s busy period continues.
The Bees have climbed to 10th in recent weeks after a slow start to the season and are really making progress as they eye the Championship promotion places. A win today would certainly improve their chances and give them confidence as they are slowly making Griffin Park something of a fortress, with 5 wins out of 6 at home.
Dean Smith’s men have lost just 2 of their last 10 games since the new manager arrived and head into this weekend’s clash on the back of a 4-2 win over Huddersfield as the Bees having been finding the net regularly, with the side scoring at least two goals in their last four outings.
In-form Alan Judge was the key man as Brentford moved to within two points of 6th place Ipswich.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder scored twice, the first a free-kick and the second from the spot to lead his side to victory.
Brighton meanwhile will be out to bounce back from their heavy home defeat to Middlesbrough last time out. The Seagulls saw their 22 game unbeaten run come to an end in dramatic fashion as they lost 3-0 to the Championship leaders.
The result saw the club drop dramatically to third in the table although Chris Hughton’s men are still just three points off the top and are just one point off second place Derby, and a win today would certainly calm the nerves of Seagulls fans.
The real test for Hughton and his side begins now, according to keeper David Stockdale.
Speaking to BBC Sussex, the former Fulham stopper said “The big one is how we bounce back from a loss. Nobody wanted to lose this unbeaten run because it has been fantastic. The real test starts now.”
Brighton’s run of this 21 games unbeaten this campaign equalled West Ham’s record from the 1990/1991 season, with their total of 22, 6 more than their previous best from the old Division Three season in 1930/1931.
Another slip up at Brentford could see the club slip to fourth with Hull breathing down their neck.
Brighton won 2-0 in an FA Cup tie at Griffin Park last January but have lost their last two league meetings with the Bees.
We should be set for a cracker from the Championship between two quality sides. Just make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action!
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