Brentford - West Ham prediction
Brentford and West Ham United face each other in an FA Cup third round tie on Saturday.
This is one of the pairings from this stage of the competition pitting teams from the Premier League.
But while the Bees are unbeaten in their previous 7 official matches (6 of them in the Premier League).
The Hammers do not have a win in the same period .
Which made it 11 points separating these two London rivals in the Premier League standings.
The rivals in the current game played each other again just 10 days ago in a championship game.
Then the host was West Ham. But Brentford took advantage of their luck and won.
Both Ivan Tawney and Josh Dasilva sealed the victory with goals in the first half.
This was the 3rd victory in a row for the Bees against the Hammers , in which they scored 2 goals each.
Brentford star Ivan Toney was rested with an injury against Liverpool last weekend.
But now he is back on the line and likely to help his side win today.
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Brentford - statistics and info
Brentford returned to the Premier League last season.
And contrary to expectations, they kept their place at the end of the campaign without any particular problems.
This has led many to question whether the Bees are capable of more in 2022/23.
And Thomas Frank's players have given an answer to this question lately.
Brentford have had a difficult schedule in the last 4 rounds in the Premier League - Man City, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool).
However, they have remained dry in this series.
And they even won 10 points against these 4 strong opponents after 3 wins and a draw.
Moreover, the Londoners won against the two strongest teams in England recently - Manchester City and Liverpool.
The success over Poole a week ago was particularly impressive as the Merseysiders looked downright helpless.
And Brentford were even without their biggest star, Ivan Toney, who was injured at the time.
The west London outfit have suffered just one league defeat in nine home games this season (4-4-1).
Like this loss was against the leaders Arsenal.
West Ham - statistics and info
West Ham are in mourning this week following the death of club chairman David Gold, who died at the Leeds game on Wednesday.
The Hammers, however, gritted their teeth and showed character. Having reached a 2-2 draw, they had a chance to win.
Ultimately, this point kept the club out of the relegation zone .
But only because they have a better goal difference than the first team under the Everton line.
So their manager David Moyes has been given an extra breath of fresh air as he fights to save his job at the club.
After today's match, the Hammers have 2 very important games against direct opponents in the battle for survival - Wolves and Everton.
It is in them that will largely decide whether West Ham will be able to move away from the danger zone, or will sink even further.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Magnolia; Zanka, Pinnock, Mee; Rørslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Dasilva, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney
Lineup: Fabian; Koufal, Dawson, Agerd, Kerrer; Paquette, Rice, Suchek; Benrahma, Antonio, Fornals
Matches between Brentford and West Ham
|VL||30/12/22||West Ham 0:2 Brentford|
|VL||10/04/22||Brentford 2:0 West Ham|
|VL||03/10/21||West Ham 1:2 Brentford|
|PS||31/07/21||Brentford 0:1 West Ham|
|PS||29/08/20||West Ham 2:1 Brentford|
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