West Ham and Brentford go head-to-head for the first time competitively this weekend and there can be no better stage for such a fixture than the Premier League. Brentford sit behind West Ham in the table but remain unbeaten on their travels and should prove to ve a very tricky opponent for the Hammers to beat.
Today's Best Bets for West Ham vs Brentford
Here are our predictions for West Ham vs Brentford
- Football Whispers Prediction one: Double Chance – Brentford to Win or Draw @ 26/25
- Football Whispers Prediction two: Total Goals – Under 2.5 Goals @ 22/25
- Football Whispers Prediction three: Half-Time Result – Draw @ 59/50
*Odds from Grosvenor Sports are subject to change
Brentford Double Chance
We're backing Brentford to come away from this game with at least a point to show for their effort, and possibly all three. Brentford haven't lost on the road so far this season, drawing at Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, while winning 2-0 at Wolves. West Ham have dropped points in their last two home games and have a midweek Europa League tie against Rapid Vienna to negotiate before they can turn their attention to the Bees.
Under 2.5 Goals
We're expecting this game to be tight and tense throughout, and it may not be pleasing on the eye. Brentford know how good West Ham are now under David Moyes and will set themselves up to be very tough to beat. The Hammers have a busy schedule right now and three of their last five fixtures have produced under 2,5 goals, so there could be some squad rotation this weekend and that often leads to a disjointed performance. Three of Brentford's last five matches have witnessed fewer than three goals scored and we believe this will be a theme that continues this weekend.
Drawing at Half-Time
As we're expecting a close game on Sunday, we're also backing the pair to head in at the interval level pegging. West Ham won't have as long to recuperate or prepare for this weekend's clash compared to their guests and we're expecting Brentford to make West ham work hard for the ball in order to tire out their hosts that much quicker. As such, we're not expecting too many clearcut chances in the opening 45-minutes and can see the two teams going in goalless at the break.
West Ham vs Brentford: Stats, Markets & Odds
Will Brentford remain unbeaten on their travels this weekend?
West Ham went 1-0 down away at Leeds but recovered well to secure all 3pts. An own goal from Firpo made it 1-1 in the 67th-minute and right at the death, Antonio popped up with his 5th Premier League goal of the campaign to pinch the points. The Hammers will be hoping to get through their midweek Europa League tie unscathed so that they can put out a near full-strength side against Brentford.
The Bees' ‘never give up' attitude was in full view when they played host to title-challenging Liverpool last weekend. Despite taking the lead, Brentford went behind twice at home to the Reds and managed to come back to secure a point through a late Wissa effort, even Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted that Brentford deserved a share of the spoils. If the visitors can reproduce this kind of performance against West Ham then Brentford will surely come home with at least a point more than they arrived with.
West Ham: Coufal and Fredericks are both injury concerns for the Hammers this weekend.
Brentford: Pinnock, Sorensen and Dasilva could miss the short trip to West Ham through injury.
Your Questions for West Ham vs Brentford
- Where can I watch this game in the UK? – This game isn't being broadcast on any of the free or subscription channels in the UK.
- What was the score when these sides last met? – Brentford 0-1 West Ham, Friendly, 31/7/21.
- What league position are both teams in? -West Ham sit 7th in the table and Brentford occupy 9th place.