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Will Brentford’s unbeaten start to the season continue?
A week ago, the Bees hammered West London rivals Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage, with Yoane Wissa breaking the deadlock, before Bryan Mbeumo bagged a second half brace, including a penalty.
Six days earlier, the same two players were on target again as Thomas Frank’s team held Tottenham to a credible 2-2 draw at home.
So, dating back to mid-April, Brentford have lost just one of their last nine Premier League outings and, after finishing ninth last time round, they look set for another strong season.
Crystal Palace meantime were in action on Monday night, narrowly beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at Selhurst Park.
The Gunners’ winner came from the penalty spot, Sam Johnstone penalised for a foul, while the Eagles were unable to find a late equaliser, despite the fact Arsenal were reduced to ten men in the 67th minute.
There’s certainly no need for Roy Hodgson’s team to panic, especially given that they beat Sheffield United 1-0 on the opening weekend, with Odsonne Édouard the only scorer that afternoon.
Here, Brentford and Palace have met four times in the last 46 years, all coming in the Premier League and all ending in draws, both finishing 1-1 last season, proceeded by a pair of goalless games the season before.
The Eagles have won just one of their last 14 away matches against the Bees, this coming on Christmas Day 1957, and a home win does seem the most likely outcome at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Brentford team news
Thomas Frank reverted to a back four last weekend, with Kevin Schade returned up front, and he’s likely to stick with that system here.
Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa have both scored in both matches so far, filling the void left by the banned Ivan Toney.
In midfield, Mathias Jensen hobbled off against Spurs a fortnight ago but made a speedy recovery, also starting at Craven Cottage, so he’ll feature in an unchanged XI.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Flekken; Hickey, Pinnock, Collins, Henry; Jensen, Janelt, Nørgaard; Mbeumo, Wissa, Schade.
Crystal Palace team news
Palace are without Michael Olise, who’s recently signed a new contract, as well as Matheus França, the man tasked with filling Wilfried Zaha’s enormous void, as both are injured.
So, due to limited options if nothing else, Roy Hodgson could also name an unchanged team; he only named eight substitutes on Monday, emphasising how thin this squad is.
Predicted XI (4-5-1): Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Lerma, Doucouré, Schlupp, Ayew, Eze; Édouard.