In tonight’s Premier League clash at the London Stadium, West Ham United faces off against Brentford. The match kicks off at 8pm and our betting expert has three tips for the game. Let’s delve into the analysis behind these selections.
West Ham’s recent form has been less than stellar, especially after their 6-0 thrashing by Arsenal in their last home fixture. They will be looking to bounce back in this London derby. However, Brentford has had the upper hand in recent meetings, winning all five Premier League encounters since their return to the top flight in 2021, including a 3-2 victory in their last encounter.
The Hammers are currently on a winless run of eight matches in all competitions, with their last three league games resulting in defeats by an aggregate scoreline of 11-0. On the other hand, Brentford has been involved in high-scoring games recently, with several matches producing multiple goals.
Ivan Toney and Neal Maupay have been in fine form for Brentford, while West Ham will be looking to Lucas Paqueta, Jarrod Bowen, and Mohammed Kudus for attacking impetus. With both teams struggling defensively but boasting attacking quality, over 3.5 goals seems like a solid bet for this match.
Neal Maupay could be a good option for first goalscorer, especially considering West Ham’s tendency to concede early goals. Maupay has been in blistering form since the turn of the year and has shown his ability to find the back of the net consistently.
In terms of discipline, Edson Alvarez of West Ham could be a player to watch. With a track record of picking up yellow cards, Alvarez is a smart selection to potentially add to his tally in this match. Additionally, keep an eye on Brentford’s Ben Mee, who has a history of getting involved in attacking moves from set-pieces.
Overall, both teams to score looks likely in this encounter, given the attacking prowess of both sides. The midfield battle will be crucial, with tough-tackling players on both teams expected to clash. As the game unfolds, the performance of key players and tactical decisions will play a significant role in determining the outcome of this intriguing fixture between West Ham and Brentford.