Fulham vs Brentford predictions: tips, odds and team news
Brentford take on their second London derby in as many weeks when they travel to face Fulham on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Fulham vs Brentford odds
*Odds correct as of 22:30 on August 18
There was a good battle between these two sides to be the top club in west London last season and it was Brentford who eventually came out on top, finishing a quite comfortable seven points clear of Fulham, though both finished in the top half of the table. It was another good campaign for the Bees in the Premier League as they look to cement themselves as a top-flight side and they were just two points outside the European places, which will surely be an aim this season. Brentford have been busy this summer too, signing Nathan Collins, Kevin Schade and Mark Flekken while also adding depth to their B team. That all culminated in a back-and-forth 2-2 draw with Spurs to open to the season last week in a match which showed plenty of promise for the Bees, but also highlighted a few flaws.
Fulham, meanwhile, were enjoying their return to the Premier League last season after promotion from the Championship and it’s fair to say they outperformed expectations. While nobody had Fulham down as certain relegation candidates, there were some predicting the Cottagers would struggle, particularly due to their previous Premier League campaigns. But Marco Silva led Fulham to a top-half finish, seven points clear of 11th-placed Crystal Palace. There were worries over the summer that Fulham hadn’t appropriately strengthened their squad, but a 1-0 win away at Everton to open the season should inspire some confidence.
Fulham vs Brentford predictions
Fulham vs Brentford: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||7/10 with BetUK|
|Correct Score||Fulham 1-1 Brentford||6/1 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Bryan Mbeumo||7/1 with Boylesports|
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The stats behind our Fulham vs Brentford predictions:
- Brentford are unbeaten in their last nine league London derbies, winning five with four draws.
- Bryan Mbeumo was directly involved in 17 goals for Brentford in the league last season and scored from the spot last week.
- Fulham lost more games than any other side in the top half of the Premier League last season.
- After Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 14, Fulham’s next top scorers last season were Carlos Vinicius and Willian on five.
- Raul Jimenez scored failed to score in the Premier League last season after his return from injury.
Fulham vs Brentford match tip
With Ivan Toney sidelined, Brentford are going to rely a lot more on Bryan Mbuemo to get them goals this season, and he has shown himself to be a capable replacement. Last season, Mbeumo scored nine goals in the Premier League, bettered only by Toney at Brentford, while also adding eight assists. Mbuemo opened his account this season from the penalty spot last week against Tottenham.
Fulham vs Brentford Bet-Builder tip
It’s clear Mbeumo will be a livewire for Brentford, and he’s likely to give Fulham’s full-backs a hard time. Kenny Tete was booked at Everton last week and picked up eight yellow cards in the Premier League last season — he might well suffer a similar fate this time around. Games between these two last season were high scoring so expect both to hit the net, though it could be another frustrating draw for Brentford.
Brentford have won five and drawn four of their last nine league London derbies.
Aleksandar Mitrovic was Fulham's top scorer on 14 goals last season but looks set to leave the club.
Last season's Premier League matches between these two sides brought 10 goals scored.
Fulham vs Brentford team news
Fulham team news
|None||Joao Palhinha||Aleksandar Mitrovic|
Frank Onyeka, Mathias Jensen, and Ben Mee are all doubts for Brentford, while Ivan Toney is, of course, suspended long-term.
Brentford team news
|None||Ivan Toney||Frank Onyeka, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee|
Fulham vs Brentford head-to-head record
- 6 March 2023 – Brentford 3-2 Fulham – Premier League
- 20 August 2022 – Fulham 3-2 Brentford – Premier League
- 1 October 2020 – Brentford 3-0 Fulham – EFL Cup
- 4 August 2020 – Brentford 1-2 Fulham – Championship play-offs
- 20 June 2020 – Fulham 0-2 Brentford – Championship
These two sides traded 3-2 victories in the Premier League last season and Fulham will still have fond memories of the 2019/20 Championship play-off final when they beat Brentford to return to the top-flight.
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