Both are competitors in the relegation battle, so the upcoming match between Brentford and Newcastle in the 27th round of the Premier League will be extremely tense. There, Brentford has a home ground, but Newcastle is the team that is more appreciated in terms of performance.
Midfielder Christian Norgaard’s only goal was not enough for Brentford to avoid a 1-2 defeat as a guest of Arsenal in the previous round. This loss also extended Brentford’s winless streak to eight in all competitions. In which, the home team at Brentford Community drew 6 and lost 1 in the Premier League, in addition to a 1-4 defeat when facing Everton in the FA Cup. The last round that Brentford got 3 points was when he faced Aston Villa on January 2.
Brentford won 6, drew 6 and lost 14 of 26 Premier League games this season to collect 24 points. This result puts them in 14th place in the rankings, just 4 points above the relegation area. Even Brentford has played 3 more matches than the 18th ranked team Burnley. Thomas Frank’s side have lost seven Premier League games at home this season. Moreover, Brentford only won 1 and lost 4 through 6 encounters with Newcastle in the past.
Since the 0-4 loss at home to Man City on December 19, Newcastle have performed excellently to win 3 and draw 3 thereby exiting the relegation zone. Newcastle had three consecutive wins against Leeds, Everton and Aston Villa from January 22 to February 13 before a 1-1 draw with West Ham last weekend. Coach Eddie Howe’s team is currently 17th in the rankings, 2 points above Burnley and only 5 points behind the 12th ranked team Leicester.
That is a very positive sign and Newcastle can completely think about the prospect of staying in the Premier League when this season ends. With 2 clean sheets in the last 5 matches, the Newcastle defense has improved significantly. However, Newcastle have to face the injury of Kiran Trippier, the defender has made a great contribution to the rising performance of “Chick Choè”. Besides, Newcastle have the second worst away form in the league, with only 7/11 points when away from home from the beginning of the season.