Albion are two goals down at the break, both scored by Huddersfield Town’s Steve Mounié.
The Beninese striker joined the Terriers in the summer and on his debut also put two past Crystal Palace.
The Seagulls’ best chance came from a Shane Duffy knockdown for Dale Stephens, who inexplicably missed his kick from close range.
But mostly the Albion have been kept out of the danger zone and have been outplayed in terms of possession.
With the bottom sides winning including Crystal Palace – and West Ham’s shock victory over Chelsea earlier – the Albion will want to try to pinch something from this match.