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Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for Crystal Palace vs Brentford in Premier League on August 21, 2021
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Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips

This article covers Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – Crystal Palace win 17/10

o – Draw 11/5

o – Brentford win 17/10

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Crystal Palace vs Brentford FC: Match details

Match: Crystal Palace vs Brentford FC

Competition: Premier League

Date: August 21, 2021

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, August 21, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: The corner flag is seen inside the stadium prior to the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers at Selhurst Park on January 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Brentford

Crystal Palace welcomes Brentford to Selhurst Park in London on Saturday for this Premier League match.

There have been 38 prior meetings between these two sides in competitive domestic football, all of which took place prior to 1978. This will be the first match between them in the top-tier of English football.

The last time these sides met in league action was in the 3rd tier of English football, known as Division Three at that time, back in 1964. They have subsequently faced each other in the League Cup over 2 legs in 1977, with Palace having won 6-3 on aggregate.

Should Tyrick Mitchell keep his place in the Palace XI at the weekend, he will face Brentford for the first time since moving on a free transfer across London to join the Eagles’ U18 side back in 2016.

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Crystal Palace vs Brentford: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Brentford is available at odds of 12/1.

1-0 Crystal Palace win. The last league match between these sides nearly 60 years ago finished 1-0 to Crystal Palace. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 7/1.

1-1 draw. Crystal Palace drew 8 matches last season, 5 of which were by a 1-1 scoreline. Odds of 11/2 are available if you see this match finishing with the same result.

1-2 Brentford win. Brentford’s last win over Palace was a 2-1 win back in 1977 in the League Cup. You can back them at 11/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.

Over 2.5 goals. Back in the day, matches in this head-to-head were usually high in goals, with 7 of the last 8 matches producing over 2.5 goals. You can back the clubs to continue where they left off with another high scoring game here on Saturday. Odds are 13/10 for over 2.5 goals.

Ivan Toney Goalscorer. Toney (pictured below) drew a blank on his Premier League debut last weekend against Arsenal. The 25-year-old forward was the Championship’s Golden Boot winner last season with 33 league goals, and will be looking to get his account for this season up and running with a goal here. The former Peterborough man is the 15/8 favourite to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 11/8 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Palace.


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Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Brentford’s Ivan Toney during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Reading at Brentford Community Stadium on December 19, 2020 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Crystal Palace vs Brentford: What are the betting odds?

The Eagles are 17/10 to take all 3 points from Brentford on Saturday.

However, following their exploits last weekend, the Bees are also 17/10 to pick up an away win at Selhurst Park.

Odds of 11/5 are available if you see Crystal Palace and Brentford cancelling each other out on Saturday.

Crystal Palace vs Brentford – recent form and head to head statistics

Crystal Palace vs Brentford FC form
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Arsenal FC vs Crystal Palace - 2:2
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Crystal Palace vs Leicester City - 2:2
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Crystal Palace vs Brighton & Hove Albion - 1:1
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Liverpool FC vs Crystal Palace - 3:0
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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur - 3:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Brentford FC vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
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West Ham United vs Brentford FC - 1:2
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Brentford FC vs Liverpool FC - 3:3
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Brentford FC vs Oldham Athletic - 7:0
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brentford FC - 0:2
Last 5 games for Crystal Palace
October 18, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 2 - 2 Crystal Palace
October 3, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Leicester City
September 27, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
September 18, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Liverpool FC 3 - 0 Crystal Palace
September 11, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Crystal Palace 3 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
Last 5 games for Brentford FC
October 16, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
October 3, 2021 Premier League 21/22 West Ham United 1 - 2 Brentford FC
September 25, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 3 - 3 Liverpool FC
September 21, 2021 EFL Cup 21/22 Brentford FC 7 - 0 Oldham Athletic
September 18, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2 Brentford FC
Crystal Palace vs Brentford FC Premier League 21/22 form
Crystal Palace Brentford FC
8 Matches played 8
1 Matches won 3
79 Goal attempts 73
26 Shots on goal 26
33 Shots off goal 34
31 Corner kicks 25
44% Average ball possession 42%
20 Shots blocked 13
11 Cards given 16
99 Free kicks 105
14 Offsides 12
1 Shots on post 1
1 Shots on bar 4
9 Goals by foot 8
1 Goals by head 2
10 Goals scored 10
13 Goals conceded 7
Crystal Palace vs Brentford FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Crystal Palace Brentford FC
3 Matches 3
1 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 1
3 Total Goals 4
1 Average Goals Scored 1.33
0 Wins 1
1 Losses 0
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between Crystal Palace and Brentford FC
August 21, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Brentford FC
August 2, 2014 Club Friendly Games 2014 Brentford FC 3 - 2 Crystal Palace
July 30, 2010 Club Friendly Games 2010 Brentford FC 1 - 1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 28: Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on December 28, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace vs Brentford: Match preview

If the opening game of the season was a window into the coming season for these two clubs, we learned a lot about both at the weekend.

For Crystal Palace, we learned that under Patrick Vieira, things are probably going to get worse before they get better. This is natural amid major change, and something you encounter in all aspects of life.

The Eagles have ambitions of transitioning away from an experienced but ageing team just trying to survive one more year. At some point, time would have caught up with the squad and they wouldn’t have survived. Being relegated in that situation would be a major problem, and with a loss of Premier League revenue, it would be difficult for a major rebuild. They would have been at real risk of sliding down the divisions.

Of course, we were at this point not so long ago, with the arrival of Frank de Boer. A bad run of performances and results saw him sacked after a handful of games, with Roy Hodgson installed with a survival remit. Brentford at home is one of the games on Vieira’s calendar that he really needs to get points from, before De Boer 2.0 comparisons start being made.

When Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side were in this position, he would have a season of transition in moving on some ageing stars to replace with fresh faces. He could eat a hiccup season of finishing maybe 2nd or 3rd with a 10-point drop, to come back even stronger the following year.

However, when you have managed 44 points or less in 5 of the last 6 seasons, a 10-point drop in a transition season is almost guaranteed relegation. As a result, you get stuck in a constant cycle of short-term thinking. All that matters is survival for next season.

Brentford is an entirely different situation. They have been promoted with a youthful side, a clear philosophy and a mantra of not giving short-term results too much importance. Although when you are beating Arsenal in your first-ever Premier League game, you perhaps allow yourself to be swept away on that short term result.

As a club, the Bees seem to keep the medium and long term in constant focus, and won’t make short-term decisions that could damage their long-term strategy. Inside the club, the focus won’t be on Premier League survival – that is something that cannot be controlled. Results of other teams cannot be managed and even your own results are often largely determined by luck and refereeing decisions outside of your control.

Instead, the focus will always be on performances and self-improvement. Increase the quality and depth of the squad. Coach them into a more cohesive team with better tools to adapt to the new challenges of the Premier League. Improve performance on an individual and team level on the pitch.

If you do that, positive results become a by-product of your work.


Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on May 11, 2021 in Southampton, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace team news vs Brentford

Eberechi Eze (pictured above) is still ruled out with the Achilles tendon injury sustained at the tail-end of the previous campaign. The target of a return for the busy Christmas period seems realistic at this point.

Nathan Ferguson is in an identical situation to Eze having also ruptured his Achilles back in May. The young right-back is yet to make an appearance for the Eagles since joining the club from West Bromwich Albion last summer, due to a succession of injuries.

Michael Olise, the exciting attacking midfielder signed for £8.4m from Reading this summer, is also out with a lower back injury. He is expected back in team training by the end of this month.

Luka Milivojevic also missed the Chelsea match due to unspecified personal reasons. It is not clear if he is available for Saturday’s visit of Brentford. Regardless, Riedewald and McArthur would be expected to start in midfield.

Joachim Andersen was impressive in his 30-minute cameo appearance last weekend. He will be hoping to make his full debut here following a £15.75m summer move from Lyon, likely partnering Marc Guéhi, brought in from Chelsea.

Conor Gallagher is also available to make his Palace debut here having missed out last week due to loan rules which prevent players from facing their parent clubs.

Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Ivan Toney of Brentford applauds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at Riverside Stadium on February 06, 2021 in Middlesbrough, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Brentford team news vs Crystal Palace

Joshua Dasilva continues to be the Bees’ only long-term injury concern. He has been suffering from a hip injury over the summer, and seems no closer to a return date at the moment.

Mathias Jensen is behind the rest of the group in terms of fitness having not been involved in Brentford’s pre-season plans due to a leg injury picked up in Denmark’s final match at the Euros. He wasn’t involved in the matchday squad last weekend, and it is unlikely that he will be involved here on Saturday either.

Kristoffer Ajer was withdrawn 20 minutes from time during the 2-0 win over Arsenal last weekend. The central defender had a minor ankle problem and faces a late fitness test to be involved on Saturday. Mads Bech Sørensen is ready to replace him in the starting XI if required.

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Brentford

Crystal Palace's predicted XI to face Brentford FC.

Crystal Palace’s predicted XI to face Brentford FC.

Predicted Brentford line-up vs Crystal Palace

Brentford FC's predicted XI to face Crystal Palace.

Brentford FC’s predicted XI to face Crystal Palace.


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Crystal Palace vs Brentford live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Crystal Palace vs Brentford?

3:00 pm on Saturday Aug 21, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for Crystal Palace vs Brentford?

Crystal Palace win 17/10 | Draw 11/5 | Brentford win 17/10

What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Crystal Palace vs Brentford?

101 Great Goals predicts: Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Brentford

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