Preview | December 9
Picking up points has been a problem for Sheffield United and they've lost 3 of their last 5 matches. On average, in their last 5 matches, Sheffield United have had less possession and shots than their opponents. Oliver Norwood has been rock solid defensively for Sheffield United this season. However, in his last 5 games, he's averaged only 1.2 tackles per match.
Following recent results, Brentford find themselves in a mid-table position. In their last 5 games, they've won 3, lost 2 and drawn 0. With an average of 1.83 xG (expected goals) per game, Brentford rank 6th in the league so they're likely to get their fair share of chances here. They'll likely continue to lean on Bryan Mbeumo, who has been a key playmaker all season. He's recorded 54 passes into the box so far this season (2nd in the EPL). One stat to note, key aggressor Christian Nørgaard will be looking to improve after recording just 1.6 tackles per match in his last 5.
Sheffield United-Brentford Prediction: 1-3
This is a difficult proposition for Sheffield United. They'll need to carry a threat in attack if they have any chance of outscoring Brentford.
Did you know? Sheffield United have recorded one win, five losses, and one draw at home this season.
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Report | December 6
Brighton & Hove Albion
2 - 1
|Pascal Groß 31||Bryan Mbeumo 27 [PK]|
|Jack Hinshelwood 52|
|7||Shots on Target||2|
Bryan Mbeumo got the opener from the penalty spot for Brentford in the 27th minute. Brighton's Pascal Groß then responded with a tying goal in the 31st minute. Jack Hinshelwood then netted a 52nd minute strike to give Brighton the win.
Billy Gilmour had a field day, registering 6 crosses. Brentford's Yoane Wissa only registered 8 touches in a frustrating game for the midfielder. The Seagulls passed the ball about with ease, completing 228 more passes than the Bees and taking all three points home.
Brighton's uninspiring form comes to an end as they take all three points. Meanwhile, Brentford's mixed form continues.
|Pascal Groß||Bryan Mbeumo|
|Assisted 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|Scored 1 goal||Drew 1 foul (3rd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, December 9th. Brighton meet Burnley at The American Express Community Stadium, while Brentford meet Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Can the Seagulls win again? Will the Bees improve their form?
Report | December 2
3 - 1
|Neal Maupay 49||Jacob Brown 76|
|Benjamin Mee 56|
|Shandon Baptiste 81|
|6||Shots on Target||1|
After being locked in at 0-0 for the first 45 minutes, Neal Maupay opened the scoring for Brentford in the 49th minute. Benjamin Mee then doubled the lead with a goal in the 56th minute. Down 2-0, Luton's Jacob Brown narrowed the deficit with a strike in the 76th minute. However, the comeback attempt was futile as Shandon Baptiste put the game out of reach with an 81st minute goal to secure the win for Brentford.
Frank Onyeka was one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions. The Bees' technical superiority contributed to their win as they completed 349 more passes than the Hatters.
Brentford finally end their run of losses. Meanwhile, Luton's mixed form continues.
|Neal Maupay||Bryan Mbeumo|
|Scored 1 goal||Assisted 1 goal|
|Drew 3 fouls (1st in the game)||8 crosses (1st in the game)|
Next up, Brentford take on Brighton at The American Express Community Stadium on Wednesday, December 6th. While Luton hope to rise to the challenge of a high-flying Arsenal side on Tuesday, December 5th. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Bees? Will the Hatters improve their form?
Report | November 25
0 - 1
|Kai Havertz 89|
|3||Shots on Target||4|
After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Kai Havertz opened the score for Arsenal in the 89th minute following an assist by Bukayo Saka. This lone goal proved decisive, as Arsenal held on to beat Brentford and take all three points.
Leandro Trossard continually probed down the flank, getting 7 crosses into the box. Yoane Wissa only registered 16 touches in a frustrating game for Brentford's midfielder. The Gunners' range of passing won them the day in the end, completing 209 more passes than the Bees.
Arsenal make it two wins in two. Meanwhile, Brentford will hope this isn't the start of a losing streak.
|Bukayo Saka||Christian Nørgaard|
|Assisted 1 goal||5 tackles won|
|6 crosses (2nd on their team)||2 crosses (2nd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, December 2nd. Brentford take on Luton at Gtech Community Stadium, while Arsenal take on Wolves at Emirates Stadium. Will the Bees get out of this rough patch? Can the Gunners make it three wins in a row?
Report | November 12
3 - 0
|Mohamed Salah 39, 62|
|Diogo Jota 74|
|10||Shots on Target||3|
Mohamed Salah got Liverpool off to a flyer in the 39th minute. He added another to put Liverpool 2-0 up after 62nd minutes. Diogo Jota put the finishing touches on the result with a third in the 74th minute to secure a comfortable win for Liverpool over Brentford.
Kostas Tsimikas had a field day, registering 10 crosses. The Reds had the edge in the passing game, completing 501 passes compared to the Bees' 344.
Things look to be on the up for Liverpool as they come away with all three points. Meanwhile, Brentford get a shock to their system as they taste defeat for the first time in a while.
|Mohamed Salah||Kostas Tsimikas|
|Scored 2 goals||Earned a clean sheet|
|Drew 1 foul (2nd on their team)||Assisted 2 goals|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 25th. Liverpool prepare for a bottom-of-the-table scrap against fellow strugglers Man City, while Brentford meet Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium. Can the Reds win again? Will the Bees put this disappointment behind them?
Report | November 4
3 - 2
West Ham United
|Neal Maupay 11||Kudus Mohammed 19|
|Konstantinos Mavropanos 55 [OG]||Jarrod Bowen 26|
|Nathan Collins 69|
|4||Shots on Target||2|
Neal Maupay got the opener for Brentford in the 11th minute after being found by Frank Onyeka. After the first, Brentford proceeded to add on 2 more goals. West Ham nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 2 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Brentford narrowly took the win in this exciting match.
Bryan Mbeumo had a field day, registering 8 crosses. The Bees had the edge in the passing game, completing 555 passes compared to the Hammers' 380.
Brentford extend their winning streak. Meanwhile, it's more misery for West Ham as they lose again.
|Neal Maupay||Kudus Mohammed|
|Scored 1 goal||Drew 4 fouls (16th in the Premier League)|
|2 tackles won||Scored 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Sunday, November 12th. Brentford meet Liverpool at Anfield, while West Ham meet Forest at London Stadium. Can the Bees keep their great form going? Will the Hammers halt their terrible form?
Nickname: The Bees
Stadium: Gtech Community Stadium (Capacity 17,250)
Manager: Thomas Frank (DNK)
Last Season: 9th
Brentford continue to overachieve and last season they almost qualified for European football. The Bees finished higher than West London rivals Chelsea and Fulham, and with the inspiring Dane Thomas Frank still at the helm, you wouldn’t be surprised if they defied the odds yet again.
Ivan Toney will be a big miss this season, but his strike partner Bryan Mbeumo should not be ignored. With a combined 17 league goals and assists during the campaign, the Bees will be reliant on Mbeumo’s trickery and attacking threat up top this season.
The Bees’ defence was a big part of their success last season. Ethan Pinnock and Ben Mee were consistently strong, and with the addition of Nathan Collins into the back-three, Brentford can expect to be even more defensively solid this season. The Ireland international is only 22 but already has 50 top flight appearances, and his strength, skill and speed all explain why the Bees signed him for a club-record fee.
Brentford kick off their season with a London Derby as they host Tottenham. Just two points separated the two sides last season, but there was nothing to separate them when they played out a 2-2 draw on Boxing Day in this fixture last season.
Brentford have done well to keep hold of their sought-after managerial maestro Thomas Frank. With astute new signings, a solid 5-3-2 formation and Mbeumo leading the line, the Bees should achieve a similar finish to last season.
Can Brentford mirror last season’s heroics, or will they fade away and drift down the table?
(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)
Did you know? The Bees had one of the best defences in the league last season. Thomas Frank’s side only conceded 46 goals; the joint fifth-fewest with Aston Villa.
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