Bournemouth are now three unbeaten in the Premier League with five points in their last three under caretaker Gary O’Neil. That being said the club are expected to look elsewhere for a manager with Chris Wilder the leading candidate.
Philip Billing is the star man at the moment for Bournemouth with two goals for the season so far. Another Cherries player to watch is Dominic Solanke who despite an injury has one goal and one assist.
Brentford have made a solid if unspectacular start with two victories, three draws and two defeats in their first seven. Their highlight was undoubtedly a 4-0 defeat of Man Utd while they were very disappointing last time out in a 3-0 loss to Arsenal.
Ivan Toney is the main man for the Bees with five goals and two assists to his name already this season. Three other Brentford players also have two goals and they are Bryan Mbeumo, Josh Dasilva and Yoane Wissa.
Bournemouth vs Brentford Match Stats
Bournemouth sit eighth which is a remarkable start for a side who had been predicted for doom after a 9-0 loss at Liverpool. They have improved to be competitive but the expected goals data suggests they are riding their luck. Brentford are a side with greater quality throughout their team and a smart manager in Thomas Frank they should be able to get all three points here.
Ivan Toney is among the candidates aiming to back up Harry Kane for the upcoming World Cup and he is certainly in good form. He has five goals and two assists in the 2022/23 season so far and looks good value to net here. Toney needs to keep the scoring up and he will fancy his chances against the Cherries defence.
22 May 2021- Brentford 3-1 Bournemouth- Championship play-off semi-final
17 May 2021- Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford- Championship play-off semi-final
24 April 2021- Bournemouth 0-1 Brentford- Championship
30 December 2020- Brentford 2-1 Bournemouth- Championship
21 February 2015- Brentford 3-1 Bournemouth- Championship
The recent meetings have been dominated by the Bees who have won four of their last five meetngs with Bournemouth. The last two clashes between the pair at this ground have produced a total of just two goals.