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Arsenal vs Brentford Predictions, Tips and Odds: Gunners’ title charge continues

Arsenal vs Brentford Predictions, Tips and Odds: Gunners' title charge continues

Arsenal will be hoping to strengthen their Premier League title hopes when they host Brentford in a London derby.

Arsenal vs Brentford predictions

Arsenal vs Brentford: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 11/10 by BetVictor
Correct Score Arsenal 2-0 Brentford 13/2 by Midnite
First Goalscorer Bukayo Saka

The stats behind our Arsenal vs Brentford predictions:

  • Arsenal have kept clean sheets in three of their past four games against Brentford.
  • Brentford are winless in their past five away games against Arsenal.
  • Bukayo Saka has scored in six Premier League games at the Emirates this season.

A battle for London

Arsenal have title aspirations this season and are in a good position to challenge for top spot, keeping very close to Liverpool and Manchester City. The Gunners know they can ill afford to drop points in games like this, but there may be a slight reason for Arsenal fans to be a bit nervous.

Looking at the Premier League this season, you’d expect Arsenal to be top of the London mini-league. Of course, if you just look at London teams’ performances across the season, they are the highest-placed team in the capital. But when you only take into account games between London teams, the Gunners are second. Surprisingly, Chelsea (16) have won more points in London derbies than the Gunners (15) this season, and they’ve played one game fewer.

Arsenal’s 15 points have come from four wins, three draws and two defeats, and it’s the makeup of those points that might be a cause for concern. So far this season, Arsenal have played Fulham, Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace at the Emirates, only needing to welcome Brentford and Chelsea. From those four games, Arsenal have won five points — winning just once. The Gunners drew with Fulham and Tottenham before losing 2-0 to West Ham just after Christmas. The victory finally came against Crystal Palace, an emphatic 5-0 victory in January.

Brentford, meanwhile, have won 11 points from their eight London derbies this season, winning three, drawing two and losing three. Two of those wins did come away from home too, with Brentford beating Fulham and Chelsea on the road. However, they did also lose away to Crystal Palace and Tottenham, taking the lead against both sides.

Arsenal vs Brentford match tip

Highest scoring half: Second @ 21/20 by BetGoodwin

Arsenal are the second-highest scorers in the Premier League this season, and a good part of that is down to the way they play in the second half of their matches. The Gunners have an intensity that their opponents just can’t match, dominating the first half and then remaining in control after half time, picking off teams as they tire. Of Arsenal’s 62 Premier League goals this season, 37 have come in the second halves of their matches, with only Liverpool (41) netting more after the break. At the same time, Brentford struggle in the second half, conceding 27 goals after the break compared to 17 before it.

Arsenal vs Brentford odds

ARSENAL VS BRENTFORD
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*Odds correct as of 08:00 on February 26. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Arsenal’s home form has them quite clear favourites for this particular London derby. The Gunners have won 10 of their 13 Premier League games at the Emirates this season, including each of the past three. However, it’s worth noting that the three games they failed to win were all London derbies. Brentford, meanwhile, have lost eight away league matches, four without scoring.

Arsenal vs Brentford team news

Arsenal team news

In  Out Doubtful
Takehiro Tomiyasu, Jurrien Timber Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey

Jurrien Timber is still another month or so away from returning, while this game may be too soon for Takehiro Tomiyasu after his recent injury setback. But Arsenal could have welcomed by Oleksandr Zinchenko and Thomas Partey by the time this game comes around.

Top Scorer: Bukayo Saka (13)

Card Magnet: Kai Havertz (6)

Assist Ace: Bukayo Saka (7)

Brentford team news

In  Out Doubtful
Josh Dasilva, Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade, Ethan Pinnock, Bryan Mbeumo

Brentford are still suffering when it comes to injuries, with no fewer than six players out. Top scorer Bryan Mbeumo is making progress on his return, but won’t be expected back until after the March international break — with the same for Ethan Pinnock. Rico Henry and Josh Dasilva are both out for the season.

Top Scorer: Bryan Mbeumo (7)

Card Magnet: Christian Norgaard (8)

Assist Ace: Neal Maupay (3)

How to watch Arsenal vs Brentford Live

The London derby between Arsenal and Brentford will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK at 5:30pm on Saturday 9th March.

Arsenal vs Brentford head-to-head

  • 25 November 2023 – Brentford 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League
  • 27 September 2023 – Brentford 0-1 Arsenal – EFL Cup
  • 11 February 2023 – Arsenal 1-1 Brentford – Premier League
  • 18 September 2022 – Brentford 0-3 Arsenal – Premier League
  • 19 February 2022 – Arsenal 2-1 Brentford – Premier League

After losing the first Premier League meeting between these two sides, Arsenal are unbeaten in their past four against Brentford in the division, with three wins. They have also already beaten Brentford twice this season, with 1-0 wins in the EFL Cup and Premier League.


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