EPL: West Ham vs. Brentford Match Preview

EPL: West Ham vs. Brentford Match Preview

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Monday Night Football features a London derby between West Ham and Brentford, as both clubs aim to get three points to reverse recent poor performances. The hosts will have a home edge when Brentford visits, an advantage they’ll desperately want to capitalise on.

The Hammers are currently ranked 9th in the Premier League standings with 36 points heading into round 26. In comparison, The Bees have accumulated 25 points after completing 25 rounds, putting them in 14th place in the EPL table.

West Ham vs. Brentford: Form Guide

Both teams have seen a significant decline in their performances since the beginning of 2024. West Ham, particularly, is riding a terrible streak, having gone scoreless in their last three games. Among those results is a 6-0 loss against Arsenal at home, and throughout all competitions, they have lost eight of their nine games.

After losing three of their last four games, David Moyes’ squad fell from sixth to ninth place in the league. Despite mounting pressure, the manager and his squad have a great chance to get back on track with a home game clash versus a struggling Brentford unit.

West Ham: Previous 6 Matches

17.02.2024 Nottingham F 2-0 West Ham EPL
11.02.2024 West Ham 0-6 Arsenal EPL
04.02.2024 Man Utd 3-0 West Ham EPL
01.02.2024 West Ham  1-1 Bournemouth EPL
21.01.2024 Sheffield Utd 2-2 West Ham EPL
16.01.2024 Bristol City  1-0 West Ham FA Cup

Meanwhile, Brentford are wary of gazing down at the clubs below them since they are just six points clear of the drop zone. Recent losses to Liverpool and Manchester City on two occasions, and Tottenham have allowed their bottom-of-the-table rivals to pull them into what may be a relegation struggle if form doesn’t turn around quickly.

They would have some much-needed breathing space if they beat West Ham on Monday night, but in contrast, they would be much more in peril if they lost another game.

Brentford: Previous 6 Matches

7.10.2023 Man City 1-0 Brentford EPL
30.9.2023 Brentford 1-4 Liverpool EPL
24.9.2023 Wolves 0-2 Brentford EPL
16.9.2023 Brentford 1-3 Man City EPL
2.9.2023 Tottenham 3-2 Brentford EPL
29.8.2023 Brentford 3-2 Nottingham F EPL

West Ham vs. Brentford: Recent h2h Trends

There have been five Premier League meetings between the two teams since Brentford’s promotion in 2021, plus one more encounter in the FA Cup, where West Ham came out on top. However, with five straight victories against the Hammers, Thomas Frank’s squad has sailed through their Monday night foes in recent years, and they’re looking to keep up their impressive form, which has seen them score 11 goals and allow just three in these aforementioned matches.

Brentford came out on top in the 3-2 reverse that took place at the start of November. Despite having the lead for much of the game, West Ham ultimately lost in the end, as Nathan Collins scored the game-winning goal with just over 20 minutes remaining.

West Ham vs. Brentford: Head-to-Head 

04.11.2023 Brentford 3-2 West Ham EFL
14.05.2023 Brentford 2-0 West Ham EPL
07.01.2023 Brentford 0-1 West Ham FA Cup
30.12.2022 West Ham 0-2 Brentford EPL
10.04.2023 Brentford 2-0 West Ham EPL
03.10.2021 West Ham 1-2 Brentford EPL

West Ham vs. Brentford: The Betting Odds 

West Ham 31/20

Draw 13/5

Brentford 9/5

Unsurprisingly, odds from the UK’s best betting sites are torn on their pricing and plus-money value can be found at both ends.

With that said, regarding an outright winner, West Ham’s home form of just 3 defeats since September cannot be overlooked. The betting value is evidently with Moyes and company, with Brentford suffering 9 defeats away from home this term. Still, the likelihood of goals in this encounter is a probable outcome we can get behind.

West Ham vs. Brentford: EPL Matchday 26 Prediction 

If you are looking for a marksman who is in excellent form right now, your quest ends with James Ward-Prowse. He scored two for West Ham in their most recent Premier League encounter, while Ivan Toney has been a breath of fresh air for The Bees, netting four in his past six outings despite a lack of winning results. Both players will definitely be trying to increase their scoring tally, which leads us to the both teams to score market.

  • West Ham are unbeaten in 11 of their last 13 home games in all competitions
  • West Ham have scored in 19 of their previous 21 EPL home games
  • West Ham have scored in 27 of their previous 29 home games in all competitions
  • Brentford has conceded in 14 consecutive games in all competitions
  • Brentford has seen both teams score in 10 of their last 11 games
  • The Brentford/West Ham reverse fixture ended 3-2 last November

Both teams have had difficulties recently, particularly West Ham. The game is expected to be closely contested with no clear advantage for either team and although West Ham United has not scored in their last three games, there are expected to be goals in the next match.

West Ham vs. Brentford Best Bet: Both Teams to Score @ 5/8

West Ham vs. Brentford Best Betting Value: Draw @ 13/5

West Ham vs. Brentford Score Prediction: 2-2