Premier League Brentford vs Southampton
As the Premier League between Brentford and Southampton is about to held on Brentford Community stadium. This will be one of the huge match expectations as Brentford hosts Southampton for today night.
Brentford come into this game on the back of a 0-0 draw against Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United in the league. Brentford failed to register a shot on target.
The Bees were last in action two weeks ago when they played out a goalless draw away against Leeds United, a result which has extended their unbeaten Premier League run to eight matches – only Arsenal (22) and Newcastle United (18) have picked up more points than Frank’s side (16) during this period.
With challenging away trips to Arsenal and Manchester United to come later this month, Brentford will be keen to take advantage of a favourable-looking home encounter against a Southampton side who remain rooted to the foot of the table.
Brentford have enjoyed plenty of success on home soil so far this season, accumulating 19 of their 30 points at the Gtech Community Stadium, including victories over Man United and Liverpool, and draws against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Bees eased to a 3-0 home win over Southampton in May last season, and another victory this weekend would see them secure back-to-back league wins against the Saints for the first time since March 1959.
Southampton’s pat in Premier League
Southampton, on the other hand, lost 2-1 to Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United in the second leg of the semi-final of the EFL Cup. A first-half brace from midfielder Sean Longstaff sealed the deal for Newcastle United, who had Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes sent off in the second-half. Attacker Che Adams scored the goal for Southampton.
Southampton have missed out on a place at Wembley in the EFL Cup final after losing 3-1 on aggregate against Newcastle United in the semi-finals, including a 2-1 second-leg defeat at St James’ Park on Tuesday.
After an early Sean Longstaff brace seemingly put the tie to bed, a brilliant strike from Che Adams restored belief for the Saints on the half-hour mark, but the visitors ultimately came up short at the semi-final stage of a domestic cup competition for the third time in the last six years.
Nathan Jones’s side will now look to dust themselves down and focus fully on their quest to avoid relegation from the Premier League, with Southampton currently sitting two points adrift from safety after winning just four of their 20 games so far this season.
The Saints have endured a torrid run of form in the top flight over the last few months, losing seven of their last eight matches, with their only victory during this period against fellow strugglers Everton.
Southampton have been boosted by the addition of five new signings in the January transfer window, and Jones is hoping that they can make an instant impact, starting with Saturday’s clash against Brentford, who the Saints have beaten in two of their last three league meetings including a 4-1 home victory last season.
Brentford vs Southampton head to head stats
In seven head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Brentford have won three games, lost two and drawn two.
Striker Ivan Toney has 16 goal contributions in 18 league starts for Brentford.
Cameroon international Bryan Mbeumo has five goal contributions in 20 league starts for Brentford.
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse has seven goal contributions in 20 league starts for Southampton.
Scotland international Che Adams has four goals in 17 starts for Southampton in the league.
Brentford are currently eighth in the league and are six points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have played a game more. The Bees are one of the best-run sides in the Premier League right now, and unlike many Premier League sides. On other hand South ampton lies down in points table.Hence it would be piece of cake for Brentford.