The teams go into the weekend's fixtures just one point apart with Brighton 14th in the table and Swansea 16th.
"We are playing a team in very good form at the moment and where we are in the division, these are certainly the games you don't want to lose," said Hughton.
"It's certainly a massive game, until the next massive game, that's how it is at the moment.
"We are in good form, though, and will need to use that good form and home advantage to give ourselves the best possible chance of getting the result.
"At this stage of the season, these games become more meaningful."