Competition: Premier League
Market: Brentford win
Chances: 4/5 @BetUS
Hoping to get back to winning ways immediately this weekend, Brentford take on struggling Everton in west London on Saturday night.
With the hosts disappointed last weekend as they were ultimately beaten 1-0 away by Newcastle, Brentford will certainly be looking for an immediate answer here. However, while Thomas Frank’s men may have missed out on a chance to secure a top spot at St James’ Park, the Bees have once again earned a string of plaudits since the opening of the 2023/24 season. Constantly demonstrating that they can mix with the Premier League’s elite, the former Brøndby coach has seen his side suffer just one defeat in their first six matches in all competitions. Thanks to a strong start, highlighted by a 3-0 win against local rivals Fulham on August 19, Brentford have also established a reputation for continuing to excel on home soil. In fact, apart from opening the new campaign with a busy 2-2 draw against Tottenham last month, the Bees have lost just one of their previous 18 consecutive Premier League matches in front of their home fans.
On the visitors’ side, while Everton may have nearly clung to their Premier League status last season, the Toffees are enduring another public Premier League nightmare. Marking his return from the September international break with a toothless performance on home soil as they lost 1-0 to Arsenal, the pressure appears to be mounting on Sean Dyche’s shoulders. Having picked up just one point from each of their first five top-flight matches, it is no secret that the Blues are preparing for another relegation this time around. Shaken by a 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa last month, Everton have also failed to score in four of their first five Premier League matches. Having already battled in the drop zone and dealt with a number of issues both on and off the pitch at Goodison Park, we are backing a home win in West London this weekend.
Bet: Brentford 4/5 to beat Everton in Saturday’s Premier League clash @ BetUS