Brentford vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Arsenal to win 1-0 against Brentford- 7/1!


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Brentford vs Arsenal

November 25, 2023

5:30 pm GMT

Brentford vs Arsenal match preview

With the top two going head-to-head in the early kick off, at least one of Man City or Liverpool will drop points, meaning Arsenal could end the night top of the table, should they prevail in this one of course.

The Gunners’ saw their unbeaten start to the league campaign come to an end in their most-recent away game, controversially beaten on Tyneside by Newcastle.

Mikel Arteta’s post-match comments are likely to earn him a touchline ban, although that’s yet to be ratified meaning, at this stage, he’s more likely to serve any potential suspension against Wolves next weekend.

Since being beaten in the North East, Arsenal have returned to winning ways, beating Sevilla in the Champions League and then Burnley, both at home and both with relative ease.

Leandro Trossard, William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko all on target a fortnight ago.

Just 59 days ago, the Gunners did leave the Brentford Community Stadium victorious, Reiss Nelson the only scorer in a Carabao Cup tie, but a repeat success certainly will not come easily.

Brentford have lost only three of their 25 Premier League home games since the start of last season, beaten by Arsenal themselves in September 2022, Newcastle in April and Everton a couple of months ago.

Following the October international break, Thomas Frank’s team put together a streak of three successive wins, beating Burnley, Chelsea and West Ham, before that resurgence came to an end at Anfield, hammered 3-0.

Nevertheless, the Bees are sitting comfortably in 11th place, equidistant away from both leaders Man City and bottom of the table Burnley.

Arsenal have only ever won three of nine away games against Brentford, losing five of them, with two of these victories coming in the last 14 months, the other in 1947.

Amazingly, Brentford are unbeaten in 14 Premier League London derbies, dating back to the Gunners’ visit last autumn, while Arsenal are undefeated in 16, their most-recent such defeat coming at Tottenham in May 2022.

This is the first time in top-flight history that two sides go head-to-head unbeaten in 14+ London derbies.

Who’s streak will come to an end in the West segment of England’s capital?

Brentford team news

The hosts are without first-choice full-backs Rico Henry and Aaron Hickey, while Josh Dasilva, Kevin Schade and Mikkel Damsgaard are also sidelined.

Against tougher opponents, Thomas Frank tends to switch to a back five, as he did at Anfield a fortnight ago, a game in which the Bees did cause Liverpool problems, despite ultimately losing 3-0.

Kristoffer Ajer and Mads Roerslev will continue to be deployed as make-shift wing-backs, with fit-again Ben Mee in the middle.

However, Nathan Collins is not available, having hobbled off in Amsterdam last Sunday, meaning Mathias Jørgensen will start.

In attack, Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa, both of whom were on target in CAF World Cup qualifiers last week, will lead the line, with Arsenal’s nemesis Neal Maupay in reserve.

Christian Nørgaard is one yellow card away from a suspension.

Predicted XI (5-3-2): Flekken; Ajer, Jørgensen, Pinnock, Mee, Roerslev; Janelt, Jensen, Nørgaard; Wissa, Mbeumo.

Arsenal team news

Given that David Raya is on loan from Brentford, Aaron Ramsdale will make his first Premier League appearance since 3 September, having appeared in one international friendly and two Carabao Cup ties subsequently.

The first of Fábio Vieira’s three goals for Arsenal came in the corresponding fixture last season, but he won’t be repeating that, given that the midfielder is starting a three-match ban, having been sent off against Burnley.

Thus, captain Martin Ødegaard’s return is massive; he sat out their last three games, as well as both of Norway’s match, having sustained a concussion in training, struck in the head by none other than Vieira.

Benjamin White, who’s essentially unofficially retired from international football, is set to return at right-back, with Takehiro Tomiyasu thereby chosen over Oleksandr Zinchenko on the left.

Kai Havertz started both of Germany’s friendlies at left-back, they lost to both Türkiye and Austria, so is this something we could see tried by Mikel Arteta in the future?

Up front, Gabriel Jesus has missed Arsenal’s last five games, but played 90 minutes against Argentina at the Maracanã on Tuesday, so is available.

However, having netted against Sevilla and Burnley, and then Azerbaijan last Sunday, don’t be surprised to see Leandro Trossard leading the line again.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Rice, Jorginho, Ødegaard; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".