After a period of explosive play at the beginning of the season, Brentford has clearly declined in recent times. In the upcoming round, coach Thomas Frank and his team will be staying at home to welcome Watford. Against an opponent who is also playing very badly, the opportunity for Brentford to return to the winning trajectory is extremely open.
It seemed to have got 3 complete points in the trip to the holy land of Leeds. However, the goal in the 90+5 minute made Brentford let the opponent hold 2-2 regretfully. Thus, after losing to Tottenham 0-2 a round away, Brentford still cannot find the joy of winning again. This is also the period when the home team at the Brentford Community Stadium played unstable. In the last 6 rounds, this team has exactly 1 win against Everton, the remaining 2 draws and 3 losses. Since the beginning of the season, this rookie won 4, drew 5 and lost 6 through 15 rounds.
This result helps them bring back 17 points and 13th place in the rankings. With 7 points more than the relegation group, Brentford is temporarily reassured with his position. Brentford ended a three-game losing streak at home when they won their last match 1-0 against Everton. This will be the basis for this team to be confident in welcoming Watford, the opponent is also going downhill seriously. This will be the first meeting between Brentford and Watford in the Premier League. Their last meeting was in the Championship, with a 2-0 home win for Brentford.
The away team Watford is also a rookie of the English Premier League this season and they, along with Norwich, are having a hard time moving towards the goal of relegation. The last round they lost to Man City 1-3, it was the third match in a row they tasted bitter fruit. In the last 6 rounds, Watford has exactly 1 surprising victory against Man Utd (4-1), the rest received 5 defeats. The students of coach Claudio Ranieri are currently in 17th place on the table after bringing back 13 points after 15 rounds. They are only 3 points better than Burnley, who is in the red light group, and have even played more than 1 game. Their poor performance this season has come from home, where Watford have the third-worst record of the league with seven points from eight games.
On the away front, Watford also only brought back 6 points through 7 trips away from home. So Watford has 2 wins away from home this season but also has to go through 5 defeats. They have yet to draw a single match away from home. In 15 matches this season, Watford has only one draw against Newcastle. Watford have scored 10 goals in the last 5 away games with an average of 2 goals per game. The problem is that their defense conceded too many goals and the explosive attack did not bring Watford really positive results.