Brentford vs Fulham. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more
Brentford FC will host Fulham FC in the English Premier League 26th-tour match at Brentford Community Stadium. The fixture will take place on Tuesday, March 7, beginning at 01:30 IST.
What can we expect this Tuesday night? Parimatch News will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
Brentford News & Current Form:
It has been a hectic last week for the West Londoners, but the main developments have been off the pitch, with newspaper headlines rife with reports of offenses addressed to Ivan Toney, suspected of illegal betting on football. However, punishment for the player is yet to come and Brentford now have a different objective – to extend their longest unbeaten streak in the Premier League, which began at the end of October.
Truth be told, there are only six points to the much-cherished sixth spot, giving Brentford a chance to get close to the target. What’s important is not to miss out first, as the Bees have rarely won after such a development. In 25 rounds of the current championship, the charges of Thomas Frank have eight wins and 11 peaceful outcomes to their credit, which equates to 35 points and ninth position in the standings. The attacking line has looked very decent, as it has distinguished itself on 37 occasions.
Brentford recently drew 1-1 with Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace FC. As a result, the team has avoided defeat in each of their last 11 EPL matches, winning five meetings and drawing six. No team has drawn more times this season than Brentford, so Monday’s match is likely to be a tense game between the two equal teams.
The team are in their 2nd season in the Premier League in history. But so far, the Bees have only justified the most optimistic predictions – not for nothing have many been following this distinctive project for a long time. Thomas Frank’s charges have lost only once since the break in the winter, and that was in the Emirates FA Cup, where they unexpectedly lost at home to West Ham United FC. Perhaps the club has simply decided to focus on playing in the Premier League. There’s a chance of qualifying to the European competitions as early as 2023, based on the results of the current draw.
Today Thomas Strakosha, who has a hip injury, will not be able to help his team.
Fulham News & Current Form:
Marc Silva’s side booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals in their last game, although his side will be weakened after beating Leeds United FC 2-0 since key midfielder João Palhinha starts today on a two-match suspension.However, Silva has already stated that any other player “will do his job just as well”.
Tonight’s visitors have 11 victories and six peaceful outcomes, which equate to 39 points and seventh position in the standings. Not bad looking is the attack, which has differed 36 times. In the last round, the Cottagers drew with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (1-1) on home soil.
Fulham come into the match with a seven-match unbeaten streak in all competitions, with four wins coming in the last five meetings. In addition, Fulham have lost only one of their last seven away meetings. There are plenty of chances to win the game against Brentford.
There have been three low-scoring draws in the last eight meetings between the teams, so the chances of a draw on Monday are quite high.
Fulham will play Monday without injured Neeskens Kebano, Layvin Kurzawa and Thomas Cairney.
Brentford form guide: L-W-D-W-D-D
Fulham form guide: D-W-W-W-D-W
Brentford vs Fulham Head-To-Head Record:
- April 14, 2018: Fulham 1 – 1 Brentford (League Championship);
- December 14, 2019: Brentford 1 – 0 Fulham (League Championship);
- June 20, 2020: Fulham 0 – 2 Brentford (League Championship);
- August 4, 2020: Brentford 1 – 2 Fulham (League Championship Play-Offs);
- October 1, 2020: Brentford 3 – 0 Fulham (League Cup);
- August 20, 2022: Fulham 3 – 2 Brentford (Premier League).
Brentford vs Fulham Predicted XI:
Brentford possible starting lineup (4-3-3): Raya; Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry; Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.
Fulham possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Lukic; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Mitrovic.
Statistical preview of the match Brentford vs Fulham:
- Fulham are unbeaten in their last 7 matches.
- Brentford are unbeaten in their last 5 games.
- Brentford are scoring an average of 1.40 goals per game in their last 5 games.
- Fulham are scoring in their last 5 games.
- Fulham are scoring an average of 1.80 goals per game in their last 5 games.
- Fulham conceded an average of 0.60 goals per game in their last 5 games.
- Brentford are scoring in their last 8 games against this opponent.
- In the last 5 games Brentford conceded an average of 0.40 goals per game.
- Brentford have scored in their last 3 games.
What has been said before the match:
The Bees’ coach Thomas Frank ahead of upcoming clash with Fulham:
“I don’t speak about winning or losing – I speak about performing well. I am speaking about if we do our job and we perform well, then we will have a good chance to win. Of course, it’s the Premier League – the greatest and most difficult league in the world. The margins are so small.“
“Speaking about our opponent on Monday, historically, they are a bigger club than us and they are above us in the table right now, but we know and believe in ourselves that we have a good chance of winning.”
“I try to keep reinforcing the right messages in terms of the performance aspect. We constantly need to work hard – that’s the key thing. We can’t be complacent or think it will come by itself, those are the things I try to reinforce constantly.”
“I am really looking forward to it and I know our fans are looking forward to it. My experiences of our games against Fulham are that they are feisty and very good games. It is two teams who want to press with intensity and work very hard. Hopefully, we can edge it.”
“What a moment in Fulham’s history, and our history, to face each other in the best league in the world, with both teams in the top half of the table. I am pleased about that, and also for Fulham because it just gives the game a little more bite to the game.”
Marco Silva coaching Fulham commented the Monday fixture:
“They [Brentford] have been really consistent. They are a really solid team, they are compact as well. They have some players in the attack line that can be a threat to any team in this competition, but at the same time they are solid, they are compact, they are strong in the duels as well.”
“I think it will be a really tough one and I think it will be a proper derby again. We are going to face a team in very good form, unbeaten in their last 11 games in the Premier League.”
“I think the numbers speak for themselves but they know as well that they are going to face a strong Fulham side, a team that is going there to fight for the three points.”
“It’s always good. The players enjoy it. I like intense games, I like these types of games where everyone is with full focus in the game and the environment around is good.”
“He [Thomas Frank] is doing a very good job. After some seasons fighting to be promoted, finally they got it in 2021. They are a good side, with a very good job done from Thomas.”
Brentford vs Fulham Prediction:
With either Fulham or Brentford likely to qualify for the Europa League or the Conference League at the end of the 22/23 Premier League campaign, the next round of fixtures between them could decide that fate, as they are neck and neck in contention with each other. Nevertheless, although it is a derby, it cannot be called a grudge fight, there will be no hard feelings. And here we also want to include some interesting statistics. The referee, Anthony Taylor, usually gives 3.67 yellow cards per game. The teams, in turn, are seeing 2.8 and 3.1 bookings per game, accordingly. This indicates that a similar pattern should be expected at the Community Stadium.
In addition, the last three head-to-head encounters have seen at least three goals scored in total. Moreover, the Bees’ most recent matches in the EPL were over 1.5, while the Cottagers’ four of their five matches in all competitions saw totals over 1.5 as well. We’ll trust those trends.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: the total of yellow cards shown will be less than 3.5; and the match total will be over 1.5 – Yes.