Brentford host Southampton on Saturday afternoon in a meeting between two Premier League teams on 40 points.
Goal difference is all that separates the sides in 19th and 22th place but they have reached this spot with contrasting trajectories. Since March, Brentford have won five of their eight Premier League matches whereas Southampton can boast just five points in this time.
Here’s everything you need to know about the intersection of one team on the rise and the other in a slump.
How to watch Brentford vs Southampton on TV/live stream – UK/US
When is kick off? Saturday 7 May, 15:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Brentford Community Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Soccer Saturday*/BBC Final Score* (UK), Peacock (USA), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day
Referee? Michael Salisbury
VAR? Lee Mason
Arrive early to pick up your free scarf available at the Fan Hive, located next to the Bees Superstore from 1pm.
Help create an unforgettable atmosphere with a sea of red and white scarves before kick-off.
Visit our Fan Hive on Saturday to get 25 per cent off 2022/23 third kits and 35 per cent off winter coats!
If you purchase two items, you will receive a free Bees gift box which includes a wallet, pen and keyring.
Go green for Brentford FC with the Planet League!
The club and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for our community and Planet League is a great way of achieving this in a competitive nature.
Planet League is a national competition that runs between 17 January to 5 February with many clubs across the country involved.
Brentford are currently eighth in the league table.
It’s not too late to sign up and score goals by completing activities which help the planet – prizes are up for grabs!
Ben Mee, an ambassador for the initiative, explains all in this quick video.
Brentford team news
Thomas Frank has already ruled Mathias Jorgensen out for the brief remainder of the season. Frank Onyeka’s angle ligament injury may well have consigned him to the same diagnosis.
While Saman Ghoddos is also unlikely to feature this weekend, Ethan Pinnock and Sergi Canos could potentially play some role.
Brentford vs Southampton score prediction
Across the last two months, Brentford have recorded the fourth-highest points per game ratio in the Premier League. Southampton, with one win from their last ten matches across all competitions, have tumbled off a cliff during this same time frame.
Southampton were responsible for Brentford’s heaviest Premier League defeat of the season in January but have scarcely shown any signs of recapturing their imperious winter form lately. Saturday’s meeting may also swing the way of the side on the up.
Prediction: Brentford 2-1 Southampton
- Competition: Premier League
- Date: Saturday, 4th February 2023
- Kickoff: 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
- Venue: Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford have a very good season. They are a mid-table team with no worries about relegation. Brentford lost only one of six matches since the teams returned from the World Cup break. In the previous game, they played 0-0 on the road against Leeds. That match was fairly even, so it is no wonder the teams split the points.
Brentford are playing well at the home stadium. They have a 5-4-1 record and a 20:10 goal difference at Brentford Community Stadium.
Southampton are in problems this season. They are last on the table with two points fewer than the safe zone. Southampton lost three of the last four matches in all competitions. In the previous game, they lost 2-1 on the road in EFL Cup against Newcastle. The home side was much better, so Southampton suffered another defeat.
Southampton have problems with scoring goals. They scored only three goals in the last four matches.
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