Brentford vs BurnleyEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Oct 21, 2023, Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford host Burnley in a Premier League fixture on Saturday with both teams looking to find the spark for their campaign. Both sides have similar problems at the moment and should serve up a closely fought encounter, although the Bees are likely to have the edge at home.
It was an unforgettable debut campaign for Brentford last season as they took everyone by surprise right form off and eventually secured a finish in the top half. However, they have failed to hit those heights in the early stages of this term having picked up just one win from eight matches, although manager Thomas Frank will believe their performances deserve more.
Brentford went into the international break off the back of a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in their previous Premier League fixture. They led for much of the contest after an early effort from Mathias Jensen but somehow suffered an injury time capitulation.
The nature of their defeat to Manchester United highlights Brentford’s major problem as they are often let down by poor defending having led in most of their matches so far. They will be keen to avoid all of that against newly promoted Burnley on Saturday.
Burnley have also picked up just one win this season as they appear to be struggling to cope with the quality in the topflight. Vincent Kompany’s men are currently in the bottom three, although it is not yet doom and gloom as they are only four points behind 14th placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Clarets are coming off a 4-1 home defeat to Chelsea in their Previous Premier League fixture. They were unable to build on Wilson Odobert’s early effort and were ultimately breached four times by the Blues.
A slight positive for Burnley is that they have surprisingly done much better on their travels across all competitions this season. Their only Premier League triumph was a 2-1 victory at Luton Town while they have also picked up a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Brentford as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 3/4 with Paddy Power. A victory for Burnley is valued at 15/4 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 14/5 by bet365.
Head to head
Burnley have a 7-4 advantage with three draws from 14 previous matches against Brentford. However, the Bees picked up a 2-0 victory in the last meeting back in March 2022.
Players to watch
Bryan Mbeumo has looked off colour lately but remains pivotal if Brentford are to turn things around. The Cameroon forward has four goals this season and is priced at 8/5 by Paddy Power to find the net on Saturday.
Lyle Foster is the leading scorer for Burnley this season with three goals and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The attacker was on target in the last away fixture and is priced at 4/1 by bet365 to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Brentford and Burnley have struggled defensively this season and could be set to produce goals on Saturday. Both teams could be backed to score at 4/5 with 888Sport, over 2.5 goals is valued at 5/6 with BetVictor while bet365 is offering odds of 11/5 on over 3.5 goals.
There have been more goals after the break in Brentford’s last two home matches and Saturday’s clash could be set to follow a similar pattern at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
This English Premier League match between Brentford and Burnley will be played on Oct 21, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Brentford vs Burnley prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.