Thursday, April 25, 2024

Prediction: Arsenal vs Brentford

Prediction: Arsenal to win 2-0

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Arsenal and Brentford will face each other in the London derby next weekend. The Premier League match between Mikel Arteta’s side and Thomas Frank’s team will be held at the Emirates Stadium in North London and is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 pm UK time on Saturday.

Arsenal

Arsenal went close to winning the Premier League title last season, and the North London club could go all the way this time around. The Gunners did not collapse after the disappointment last season and have become stronger and more mature because of that.

Mikel Arteta’s side are third in the Premier League table at the moment with 58 points from 26 matches. Arsenal are five points behind leaders Liverpool and four points behind second-placed and defending champions Manchester City. The Gunners have a game in hand which is against Sheffield United away from home on Monday evening.

Arsenal beat Newcastle United 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium in North London in their last Premier League. The Gunners have won their last five league matches and are on a roll at the moment. They are scoring goals for fun without having Gabriel Jesus leading the line due to injury.

Team News:

Arsenal will have Thomas Partey back to full fitness. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu are also likely to be ready for action for the Gunners. It is unlikely that Jurrien Timber will be ready. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is likely to line up his team in a 4-3-3 formation. David Raya will be in goal for the North London club. Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel and Jakub Kiwior will be the four defenders. Martin Odegaard, Jorginho and Declan Rice will be the three midfielders. Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz and Gabriel Martinelli will be the three forwards.

Brentford

Brentford did extremely well in the Premier League last season. The Bees played good football and scored goals. They were a joy to watch and were expected to kick on this time around. Things have not panned out that way.

Thomas Frank’s side are 15th in the Premier League table at the moment with 26 points from 27 matches. Brentford are six points above Luton Town, who are third from bottom and have played 26 games. There is a chance that the London club will get relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

Brentford will head into the London derby against Arsenal on the back of a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in another London derby. It came after a 4-2 defeat to West Ham United in yet another London derby which followed a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Liverpool.

Team News:

Brentford are likely up in a 3-5-2 formation against Arsenal in the London derby. Brentford manager Thomas Frank will have Mark Flekken in goal. Mathias Jorgensen, Kristoffer Ajer and Nathan Collins will be the three defenders. Mads Roerslev, Frank Onyeka, Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt and Sergio Reguilon will be the five midfielders. Ivan Toney and Yoane Wissa will lead the line for the Bees.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Bukayo Saka has scored 16 goals and given 12 assists in 34 matches in all competitions for Arsenal this season.
  • Leandro Trossard has scored 10 goals and provided 2 assists in 31 matches in all competitions for Arsenal this season.
  • Neal Maupay has scored 8 goals and given 3 assists in 24 matches in all competitions for Brentford this season.
  • Arsenal have won their last five Premier League games.
  • Brentford have lost 3 of their last 5 Premier League games.

Conclusion

Brentford are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season, while Arsenal are aiming to win the Premier League title. While the Bees have a good team, they have not been great lately, and it is hard to see anything other than a win for Arsenal in the London derby.

Prediction: Arsenal to win 2-0

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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