EPL: Brentford vs Southampton




Both teams have a very comfortable mentality after winning a number of points safe enough to stay relegated. In this situation, Brentford is expected to retain the victory when playing at the home of Brentford Community Stadium. That is a valid judgment, because coach Thomas Frank’s teachers and students are also in a more impressive performance than the away team Southampton.

The most underrated of the 3 rookies and also less experienced in the Premier League compared to Watford and Norwich. However, Brentford is the only team that can stay in the Premier League out of 3 rookies this season. With 40 points brought back through 35 rounds, Brentford is currently in 14th place in the rankings and 8 points ahead of the group holding the red light. Last weekend, Brentford embraced a 0-3 defeat as a guest of Man Utd. However, before that, they beat Chelsea, West Ham, Watford, as well as drew Tottenham.

Brentford has won 5 of the last 7 matches since the beginning of March and won 7 points from the last 9 matches at home. Brentford hasn’t even conceded a goal at home since February. However, they have also lost eight home games this season, with only Watford and Norwich City losing more. Considering the head-to-head record, Brentford won 2 and also lost 2 after 5 encounters with Southampton in the past. The first leg they lost to Southampton to 1-4 when they were guests at St. Mary’s. Therefore, this reunion is an opportunity for Brentford to repay the loan.

Similar to the opponent, Southampton had enough safe points to stay relegated and the last 3 rounds were only of spiritual significance for coach Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team. The difference now compared to Brentford is that Southampton are in very poor form. The 1-0 win over Arsenal was Southampton’s only win since 2 March, losing seven and drawing two since then and conceding 25 goals. Last weekend Southampton embraced a 1-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Currently, Southampton is right behind Brentford because of poor sub-index, the away team also brought back 40 points through 35 rounds. Southampton’s away record is also very bad when not winning in the last 5 matches away from home. The victory over Tottenham in early February is Southampton’s closest away victory and they only earn 3 points from the number 15 can bring. Looking at the current form, the door for The Saints is quite narrow after this trip.

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