Arsenal is back in Premier League action this weekend as they visit Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Brentford: Impressive Start
Brentford has enjoyed a bright start to the new season, and they currently sit eighth in the table with nine points to their name. Thomas Frank’s side is built around the brilliance of Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo in attack, and the Bees are well-placed to take advantage of the Gunners’ weakness in defensive transition.
Let’s not forget that Brentford is unbeaten on home soil, winning two in three fixtures, including the brilliant 4-0 win against Man United. Before last weekend’s break, Brentford destroyed Leeds 5-2 in front of their fans, ending a three-game winless run in the Premier League.
Brentford trio Sergi Canos, Christian Norgaard, and Ethan Pinnock are all expected to remain absent until after the international break. Still, Thomas Frank has no fresh injury concerns to deal with. Believe it or not, Brentford has the second-best attack in the league after Manchester City, so they are not a walk in the park, no matter their opponents. That’s why we will always include them in our soccer picks and parlays when it comes to goals.
Arsenal: Winning Streak Ended
Arsenal hasn’t won their first six games of a top-flight season since 1947, so it’s not the end of the world that their winning run ended at Old Trafford, and Mikel Arteta can take plenty of positives. Of course, it will be a concern for Arteta that Arsenal’s first real test this season has ended in defeat, but they will definitely learn from their mistakes and try to bounce back.
Their objective this season is to finish in the top four in the standings and qualify for the Champions League. This Arsenal team is still a work in progress, and after a superb summer transfer window, they have a great squad at their disposal, fully packed with young and talented players.
Arsenal will finish this round at the top of the table with a victory at Brentford Community, but if you’re betting online, don’t rush to bet on them because this might be a trap. Thomas Partey returned to training ahead of the postponed Everton clash and has been named in the Ghana squad for their upcoming friendlies. The midfielder missed the Gunners’ last four games with a thigh injury, but he’s back in contention for Sunday’s trip to west London.
Brentford vs Arsenal Head-to-Head
Ten of Brentford’s 15 goals have come on their own turf this season, where they have only lost one of their last eight top-flight fixtures, but their previous visit to Community Stadium was nothing short of harrowing. Mikel Arteta’s side was bullied amid a 2-0 defeat on opening night last season. We’ve seen at least three goals in five of the previous six encounters between the two teams. The two sides scored 29 goals between them this season.
Brentford vs Arsenal Game Information
- Game: Brentford (2-3-1) vs. Arsenal (5-0-1)
- Location: Brentford Community Stadium (London)
- Day/Time: Sunday, September 18th, 7:00 a.m. ET
- Brentford vs Arsenal Live stream: fubo.tv
Brentford vs Arsenal Betting Lines
Brentford vs Arsenal Prediction
Despite being on the road, the Gunners enter this clash as favorites, priced at -125 on the three-way money line according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 3.
This game should have goals, as Brentford will not sit back and just try to hold on for a nil-nil result. The Bees have the necessary pace and quality in the final third to trouble Arsenal, but the Gunners have plenty of creativity in the attacking third to score at least two goals on their own. This could be an entertaining open match. It will be far from an easy game, so we will avoid ML and focus on the goals market.
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