Crystal Palace vs Brentford: Predictions, Preview, Team News, Betting Tips and Odds
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Crystal Palace played against Brentford in 2 matches this season. Currently, Crystal Palace rank 18th, while Brentford hold 6th position. It’s the battle of two exciting teams this weekend as Brentford take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford: Date and Time
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Crystal Palace is going head to head with Brentford starting on 21 Aug 2021 at 14:00 UTC at Selhurst Park stadium, London city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford: Match preview
Crystal Palace had a poor last season under Roy Hodgson, and the English manager retired from management at the end of the campaign. It signalled a new era for the club as they let go of countless free agents, including players like Mamadou Sakho and Andros Townsend, and appointed Patrick Vieira.
The former Arsenal midfielder would be looking to get the better of Brentford’s own highly-rated manager, Frank Lucas. The Brentford way of doing business has truly shown low-tier teams that anything is possible in football and that they can take on the big boys without massive funding. How they perform in this season will only go on to show how effective their methods truly are.
The English Premier League will be broadcasted live in India on the Star Entertainment Network and will be streaming live on Disney+ Hotstar App on iOS and Android. Crystal Palace vs Brentford will kick off live on gameweek 2 at 07:30 PM IST on Saturday, 21st August.
Eberechi Eze (Achilles tendon problems) and Nathan Ferguson (Achilles tendon surgery) won’t be able to feature for Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank has some current player fitness concerns. Mathias Jensen (Leg Injury) and Josh Dasilva (Hip Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford Match Prediction
When taking all factors into account, Brentford and Crystal Palace may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Despite their injury issues, Palace have a good squad with new signings like Andersen, Mateta, and Guehi featuring already for Vieira. The club would do well to break down Brentford, however, who come on the back of an inspired 2-0 win against Arsenal. We go with a 1-1 draw.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford Betting tips
We've backed this game to end in a draw as we expect these two sides to be very evenly matched. The current odds make Palace the slight favourites to win the game but Brentford have already beaten Arsenal this season and don't have to travel far to face their next opponents. Question marks were raised when Palace appointed Vieira and with the Eagles sinking without a trace against Chelsea, a good performance is needed against the Bees.
Both teams scored when these two sides last locked horns for a friendly back in 2014 and we're expecting more of the same on Saturday. Palace have only failed top score in one of their last six matches in all competitions and the same can be said for Brentford, so you can see why we're backing goals at both ends of the pitch.
In terms of a final scoreline, we're going with a 1-1 draw this weekend. Palace will have been working hard on their defending following that 3-0 defeat to Chelsea while Brentford carry that threat of the unknown and are buoyed by that 2-0 victory over the Gunners. Both teams will feel that this game is winnable but we're backing the pair to cancel one another out.
What are the top odds for this match?
Regarding the current betting odds in the WDW market, the win for Crystal Palace is best priced at 2.71, backing the draw is 3.2 & selecting the winning team to be Brentford will get you 2.86. Those are the best of the returns that can be secured right now.
Crystal Palace: WLWLLL
Crystal Palace will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 3-0 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Chelsea.
In that game, Crystal Palace managed 37% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Chelsea had 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Marcos Alonso (27'), Christian Pulisic (40') and Trevoh Chalobah (58') scored for Chelsea.
Matches featuring Crystal Palace have usually been entertaining ones lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past six clashes, a total of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 7 of these accredited to Crystal Palace. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Brentford go into this match after a 2-0 Premier League win in the defeat of Arsenal in their last game.
In that match, Brentford had 35% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Brentford, goals were scored by Sergi Canós (22') and Christian Nørgaard (73'). At the other end, Arsenal had 22 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
A sequence of very capable displays from the Brentford defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 outings in total. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 12.
Going into this contest, Brentford are unbeaten in their previous 6 away league matches.
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Information of the two teams
Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional football club based in Selhurst in the Borough of Croydon, South London, England, who currently compete in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. Although formally created as a professional outfit in 1905, the club's origins can be traced as far back as 1861, when an amateur Crystal Palace football team was established at the Crystal Palace Exhibition building, which has led to claims by the club that Crystal Palace should be recognised as the oldest professional football club in the world, after historians discovered a direct lineage through their ownership under the same Crystal Palace Company. Both the amateur and professional clubs played inside the grounds of the Palace, with the professional club using the FA Cup Final stadium for its home games until 1915, when they were forced to leave due to the outbreak of the First World War. In 1924, they moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.
Brentford Football Club is a professional football club based in Brentford, West London, England. They currently compete in the Premier League, the highest tier of English football, having gained promotion via the playoffs at the end of the 2020–21 Championship season. Nicknamed "the Bees", the club was founded in 1889 and played home matches at Griffin Park from 1904 before moving to Brentford Community Stadium in 2020. Their main rivals are fellow West London clubs Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.
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