Brentford vs West HamEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Nov 4, 2023, Gtech Community Stadium
Brentford will be hoping to maintain their recent good form as they host West Ham in a Premier League fixture on Saturday. The Hammers have not been at their best lately and should find things difficult at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Brentford are coming off an impressive 2-0 victory at Chelsea in their previous Premier League fixture. They were the better side throughout the encounter with Ethan Pinnock opening the scoring while Bryan Mbeumo netted the winner in added time.
That was the second straight win for Brentford, who also picked up a 3-0 home victory over Burnley in their previous fixture. Thomas Frank’s men are just inside the top half of the standings and can climb to eighth if results go their way this weekend.
Brentford have looked sharp in attack in recent weeks with Mbeumo particularly catching the eye. However, they remain suspect at the back and have kept just one clean sheet in their last six Premier League matches at the Gtech Community Stadium.
West Ham head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Everton in their previous Premier League fixture. They saw plenty of possession but lacked the cutting edge in attack, finishing with just two attempts on target.
The Hammers appear to be going through a rough patch as they have picked up just one win in their last six Premier League matches. They have suffered four defeats in that run and could slip into the bottom half of the standings if results do not go their way this weekend.
It is not all doom and gloom for West Ham, who showed flashes of their quality in a 3-1 home victory over Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Having lost their last two away matches, David Moyes’ men will be looking to channel that performance on Saturday.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Brentford as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 21/20 with Paddy Power. A victory for West Ham is valued at 13/5 by bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 27/10 for a draw.
Head to head
Brentford have a 4-3 advantage from seven previous matches against West Ham. The Bees claimed a 2-0 victory in the last meeting between both sides back in May with Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa getting the goals.
Players to watch
Bryan Mbeumo continues to provide the spark in attack for Brentford and has now scored six Premier League goals so far. The forward was also on target in the last meeting with West Ham and is priced at 8/5 by William Hill to find the net on Saturday.
Jarrod Bowen has been the standout player for West Ham this season and also has six Premier League goals so far. The attacker was also on target in the Carabao Cup win over Arsenal and is priced at 3/1 by Paddy Power to get on the score sheet on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
West Ham have seen over 3.5 goals in three of their last four Premier League away matches and a repeat is priced at 15/8 by Paddy Power. Both teams have shown some late blitz in recent matches and could be tipped to score in the second half at 2/1 with bet365.
Brentford scored in both halves in their previous home fixture and could be set for a similar pattern at 2/1 with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Brentford and West Ham will be played on Nov 4, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Brentford vs West Ham prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.