Arsenal vs Brentford
English Premier League
Date: 11 February 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal slipped up at an unexpected place as they fell 1-0 to relegation strugglers Everton seven days ago at Goodison Park.
The defeat in Liverpool did not halt their push for the title, though, as Manchester City dropped points as well, losing by the same scoreline to Spurs the following day.
The Gunners are thus still five points clear atop the Premier League table and they have a game in hand on the defending champions in second place.
Mikel Arteta’s men will be hoping to return to winning ways immediately on Saturday afternoon when they host Brentford in Gameweek No 23 at Emirates Stadium.
The hosts are massive favorites here, especially if we know they have eight wins and a draw in nine league games in their own backyard so far in the season.
Brentford are one of the most pleasant surprises of the whole campaign in the top flight of English football this term.
Danish manager Thomas Frank is doing an amazing job with this group of players. The Bees jumped to sky-high seventh position in the Premier League table after winning four and drawing one of the previous five games in the competition.
Frank’s men are unbeaten in nine successive Premier League affairs going into the trip to Emirates Stadium.
Nevertheless, we have to say that the Bees still have only 2 wins in 10 league outings on the road this term. It is by no means a promising record ahead of the clash with the best team in the competition.
Arsenal vs Brentford Head-to-head
- Arsenal celebrated a demolishing 0-3 victory in the reverse fixture against Brentford in mid-September last year at Gtech Community Stadium.
- The Gunners won three and lost one of the previous four meetings with the Bees.
- We saw three or more goals in three of these four encounters.
Arsenal vs Brentford Prediction
Arsenal have the second-best defensive record in the whole league but Brentford have Ivan Toney, the competition’s third-best scorer with four goals to his name this season. The Bees also allowed just one goal in the previous four league affairs.
We can’t see the value in backing the home win pick at the 1.40 odds knowing how good Brentford have been in the recent matches. Instead, we will chase the 2.75 odds offered for the Bees to win or draw as a double chance pick.
Arsenal vs Brentford Betting Tips
Brentford to Win or Draw @ 2.75 (7/4)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10) odd.