Brentford vs BournemouthEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 2, 2023, Brentford Community Stadium
Bournemouth are still seeking their first Premier League win of the season as they travel to Brentford on Saturday. The Bees are still unbeaten this season and given their fine record at home, should have the upper hand in this one.
The hosts are coming off a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in their Previous Premier League fixture. Kevin Schade opened the scoring with a spectacular first half effort but they were pegged back by the Eagles 11 minutes from time.
The Bees bounced back in the Carabao Cup in midweek as they as they overcame lower League side Newport County on penalties. Mathias Jensen’s effort earned them a 1-1 draw at normal time before they triumphed in the shootout.
While Brentford are still unbeaten across all competitions this season, they are still seeking their first home win of the campaign. Thomas Frank’s men have drawn their two matches at the Brentford Community stadium, conceding three goals in that run.
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Bournemouth travel to Brentford off the back of their first win of the season as they picked up a 3-2 victory at Swansea City in a Carabao Cup fixture in midweek. They fought back from a goal down with efforts from David Brooks, Hamed Traore and Ryan Christie earning them the win.
Manager Andoni Iraola will be keen to use the result to jumpstart their Premier League campaign as they are still winless after three matches. They were beaten 2-0 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in their previous fixture.
While Bournemouth will be looking to build on the win at Swansea, their general record on the road is not particularly convincing. They have lost their last three away matches in the Premier League stretching back to last season.
How the bookies view it
Brentford have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 8/11 by bet365 to claim the win. A victory for Bournemouth is valued at 19/5 by William Hill, who is also offering odds of 16/5 for a draw.
Recent Head to Head
Brentford have claimed four wins and a draw from the last six meetings with Bournemouth. The Bees picked up a 2-0 victory in last season’s clash at the Brentford Community stadium.
Players to watch
Bryan Mbuemo has had a fine start to the season having found the back of the net three times so far. The forward will be looking to add to his tally and is priced at 6/4 by Paddy Power to score anytime.
Dominic Solanke should continue to lead the line for Bournemouth and Will be keen to add to his effort on the opening weekend. William Hill has the striker at odds of 7/2 to get on the score sheet on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bournemouth have seen over 3.5 goals in their last two away matches across all competitions and could be set for a repeat at 19/10 with Unibet. Over 2.5 Hills can also be considered at 8/11 by 888sport while both teams can be backed to score at 8/11 with William Hil.
Given Bournemouth’s poor defensive displays this season, Brentford can be tipped to score in both halves at 13/8 with bet365.
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