Preview: West Ham United vs Brentford – prediction, team news, lineups
Brentford will strive for another positive Premier League result when he travels to West Ham United for a London derby on Sunday.
David Moyes’s men enter the contest after a 2-0 Europa League win over Rapid Vienna, while the Bees held Liverpool to a memorable 3-3 draw at home.
West Ham have shown some signs of European fatigue recently, but a rotated team did the business against Rapid Vienna in the middle of the week with goals from Declan Rice and Said Benrahma on either side of halftime to maintain their perfect start to match procedures. the Europa League.
The Hammers capped off eight stellar days in perfect fashion at home following a win over Manchester United in the EFL Cup and a last-gasp 2-1 win over Leeds United in the Premier League, where Michail Antonio was, as was Hopefully, the savior of your team in dying moments.
That 2-1 win at Elland Road ended a three-game Premier League winless streak for West Ham, which remains with Europe’s chasing group as it sits in seventh place in the table with a tally of 13 goals scored, the second set. highest in the division behind Liverpool.
Therefore, Moyes’ team welcomes Brentford to the London stadium with a streak of three consecutive victories in all competitions and is determined to sign with a home win before the international break, and his 26-point tally at home. since the turn of the year it can only be improved by Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Hammers have already scored nine goals in their four games at London Stadium so far this season and have only missed two of their last 21 league games at home, but they can’t take anything for granted against an inspired Brentford.
Brentford may have beaten an underperforming Arsenal on the opening day of the new season, but not many could have expected them to replicate such a remarkable performance against a riotous Liverpool side, even with the rowdy home crowd giving it their all. for 90 minutes.
However, Ethan Pinnock, Vitaly Janelt and Yoane Wissa made the net wave to prevent Liverpool from returning to Merseyside with all three points in the bag, as the Brentford faithful understandably celebrated that 3-3 draw as a win afterwards. of a vibrant night.
With just one loss in their first six Premier League games, the Bees remain in the top half of the standings and continue to prove themselves as a top-notch team, while conceding just five goals in that time.
However, the challenges are thick and swift for Brentford after the international break as Chelsea and Leicester City await the Bees before the end of October, but have yet to lose on the road this season and have only conceded one goal in their three away games.
It has been more than 28 years since Brentford and West Ham last met in any competition, with the Hammers winning a Division One game 4-0 in April 1993, but the capital’s two teams have come a long way. walk since then.