Both Brentford and Everton are eager to bounce back from their respective 1-0 defeats last weekend as they face each other in a highly anticipated Premier League clash at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday.
Brentford’s impressive seven-game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end at St James’ Park last weekend when they suffered a narrow defeat against Newcastle United.
Callum Wilson’s penalty ended Brentford’s unbeaten streak, while also putting an end to Newcastle’s losing streak.
The match saw a total of eight yellow cards, highlighting the intense and controversial nature of the game.
Despite the loss, Brentford’s overall performance this season has been solid, with four draws and a win.
However, they are yet to keep a clean sheet since their 3-0 victory over Fulham and have conceded goals in their last four games.
Meanwhile, Everton’s hopes of continuing their dominance over Arsenal were shattered as they lost 1-0 at home.
Although they managed to frustrate Arsenal initially, the Gunners eventually found a way through with a sublime goal from Leandro Trossard.
Everton’s attacking prowess has been lacking this season, having scored only two goals so far.
Despite their recent struggles, Everton had success against Brentford last season, securing four points in their two encounters. They will be looking to replicate those performances and turn their fortunes around.
Brentford suffered a devastating blow with the injury to left-back Rico Henry, suspected to be an ACL problem.
Ben Mee also picked up a knock and will be assessed before the game. Kristoffer Ajer and Mikkel Damsgaard, who have been absent recently, will also need to be evaluated.
Shandon Baptiste and Josh Dasilva are long-term absentees for Brentford.
On the other hand, Everton’s injury concerns remain largely unchanged. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has been dealing with injuries, could potentially start after making a cameo appearance against Arsenal.
Dele Alli, Seamus Coleman, Jack Harrison, and Andre Gomes are still unavailable due to injuries.
Possible Starting Lineups
Hickey, Collins, Pinnock, Roerslev;
Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt;
Mbeumo, Wissa, Schade
Patterson, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Mykolenko;
Danjuma, Gueye, Doucoure, Onana, McNeil;
Prediction: Brentford 2-0 Everton
Considering Brentford’s strong home form and Everton’s struggles in front of goal this season, we predict a 2-0 victory for Brentford.
The Bees’ recent loss should motivate them to bounce back and secure all three points in front of their home crowd.