Stadium: Olympic Stadium (London)
Last weekend, Brentford took points from Liverpool in a 3-3 draw. Will the Bees repeat that miracle at the Olympic Stadium in London against West Ham? Unlikely, but it’s definitely going to be a fun game.
West Ham form
West Ham is in 7th place, 5 points behind leader Chelsea. As we can see, the Hammers manage to avoid the syndrome of the second season. And this is taking into account the performances in the Europa League, where the Londoners got two victories over Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna with a total score of 4-0. Last weekend, David Moyes' side secured a 2-1 win in the closing minutes to beat Leeds. They seem unbothered by the doubled workload.
Brentford is 10th after six rounds, two points behind West Ham. Last round, the Bees snatched a 3-3 home win over Liverpool. And the London club was twice in the relegation role. "This team never gives up," was the message Thomas Frank's side made sure their opponents got. It will not be easy for anyone. The only club to take three points against Brentford was Brighton, who scored the winning goal late in the game to set the score at 1-0.
Injuries and suspensions
- West Ham: Fredericks, Coufal (questionable);
- Brentford: Dasilva, Sorensen, Pinnock (questionable).
The history of confrontation between these London teams is not the most abundant, but long. These teams have managed to meet 22 times. Currently, there is a 7-7 draw. The last official meeting was played in 1993 in the Champions League when West Ham got a big home win with a score of 4-0. And in the last two years in the off-season, they met in friendly matches, the Hammers victorious on both occasions, 2-1 and 1-0, respectively.
- 7 of the last 8 games West Ham played in the EPL ended with Total Over 2.5;
- Brentford’s last 3 away matches ended with Total Under 2.5.
Expert Betting Tips
The game promises to be very intense and dramatic, as the teams are not used to give up. That's why we recommend betting on both teams to score for 1.81 from Betway. You should also consider a late goal, namely from 76 to 90 minute, including the compensation time, as both clubs will fight to the last. 1xbet gives odds of 1.94 for this betting option.
In conclusion, West Ham seems likely to win due to home advantage, as well as the higher class of performers and experience. Bet9ja gives odds of 1.87 for their victory.