Will Brentford’s unbeaten streak continue?
Last weekend, the Bees held then league-leaders Arsenal to a 1-1 draw in North London.
Ivan Toney’s equaliser should’ve been disallowed by VAR Lee Mason, but, on balance, Thomas Frank’s team were full value for the point they earned.
This means Brentford are now unbeaten in ten, chasing down the club’s top-flight record of 14, set in 1936.
The Bees, despite this being only their second season back in the Premier League, after 74 years away, are eighth, dreaming of European football.
Crystal Palace were also involved in a 1-1 draw a week ago, holding fierce rivals Brighton at Selhurst Park.
James Tomkins nodding home an equaliser to salvage that point.
This though means Patrick Vieira’s team have only won one of their last nine, albeit their last three home matches have all been draws.
Back in August, Yoane Wissa’s late equaliser snatched a 1-1 draw for Brentford at Selhurst.
In fact, all three Premier League meetings between these two have ended all square, both last season were goalless, so will that change at the Brentford Community Stadium?
Brentford team news
Thomas Frank deployed a 4-4-3 for Brentford’s last home game, a win over Southampton, before switching to a back five at Arsenal.
If he does got for the former, Yoane Wissa, who scored in the reverse fixture, would return in attack.
At right-back, Aaron Hickey could be in line for a return, displacing Mads Roerslev, with Kristoffer Ajer missing out, as a result of the change in formation.
Ivan Toney took his tally to 15 goals for the season last weekend, but is yet to score against Palace in two attempts.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Raya; Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry; Nørgaard, Dasilva, Jensen; Mbuemo, Wissa, Toney.
Crystal Palace team news
With both Chris Richards and Joachim Andersen sidelined, Patrick Vieira is short of centre-back options.
So, last weekend’s goal-scorer James Tomkins will continue as Marc Guéhi’s partner.
In attack, Wilfried Zaha is out injured, which is a big blow.
Jeffrey Schlupp will continue on the left-wing, with Michael Olise on the other flank, and Eberechi Eze left out.
New midfielders Naouirou Ahamada and Albert Sambi Lokonga are both likely to be utilised from the bench, as they have been in Palace’s last two games, assuming Will Hughes is fit.
Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Guiata; Clyne, Tomkins, Guéhi, Mitchell; Doucouré, Hughes, Ayew, Olise, Schlupp; Édouard.