West Ham vs. Brentford Tips, Preview and Predictions

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A first ever top-flight meeting between London clubs West Ham United and Brentford is also the first meeting between the pair since April 1993. The Hammers were big 4-0 winners on that occasion, but the Bees are a very different proposition these days. 

Where and when: London Stadium – 3 October, kick-off 14:00

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Last time: These teams played each other in a pre-season friendly at the Brentford Community Stadium, with Said Benrahma getting the only goal of the game for West Ham against his former club. 

West Ham v Brentford Predictions and Preview

The last time West Ham United and Brentford were in the same division together was in the second tier in 1992-93, with the Hammers promoted to the Premier League and Brentford relegated to the third level of English football. Both clubs find themselves in the top half of the table ahead of this game, with a lively atmosphere expected at the London Stadium on Sunday. 

West Ham returned to winning ways away to Leeds on Saturday, with Michail Antonio’s 90th-minute strike capping a fine comeback win. That takes the Hammers to three wins, two draws and just the one defeat from their six matches so far. 

Brentford are only two places behind their hosts this weekend, lying ninth after two wins, three draws and also just one loss. The Bees scored a dramatic late goal of their own to claim a 3-3 draw against Liverpool last weekend, putting in another excellent performance against the Reds. 

Thomas Frank’s side have been a breath of fresh air after finally reaching the Premier League this season, and they look like they have the tools to successfully stay up and then some. Brentford play some exciting football, and they are 4/1 for the victory on Sunday afternoon. 

The home team are the 5/6 favourites with William Hill in this West Ham v Brentford preview though. The Irons have bounced back from losing their last home game in remarkable fashion to Manchester United by beating the Red Devils at Old Trafford in the League Cup, followed by their win at Leeds. 

David Moyes has got his team well organised and threatening going forward, with the Hammers netting 13 goals in their opening six matches, second only to top-of-the-table Liverpool. West Ham are also doing well on the fitness front, with only Ryan Fredericks currently injured. 

Brentford are hoping to have Ethan Pinnock back for their trip across the capital, but Mads Sorensen and Joshua Dasilva are both set to miss out. All things considered, a draw would be another strong result for the visitors, which is priced at 11/4 in the betting. 

One to watch for West Ham: Michail Antonio’s late winner against Leeds was the Wandsworth-born forward’s fifth goal in five Premier League appearances so far this term. He is the 9/2 favourite to add to his tally by breaking the deadlock in these West Ham v Brentford predictions. 

One to watch for Brentford: Ivan Toney has taken to the Premier League like the proverbial duck to water. He has two goals to his name so far and after producing some electric performances is 23/4 to open the scoring this weekend. 

Long shot: These clubs have played each other in pre-season friendlies in each of the last two summers, with West Ham winning by a single goal on each occasion. The hosts are 53/20 to do the same in the West Ham v Brentford tips, with a 2-1 home win priced at 17/2 and rising to 51/1 if you add Antonio scoring first. 

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