Bournemouth heads to Brentford this Saturday still on the hunt for their first Premier League win. Meanwhile, Brentford, who’ve yet to taste defeat this season, should be feeling confident, especially given their solid home record.
In their last Premier League match, Brentford managed a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. Kevin Schade got them off to a flying start with a brilliant first-half goal, but Palace pulled one back with just 11 minutes left on the clock. The Bees did get back to winning ways during the week, though, edging out Newport County in a Carabao Cup penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regular time, thanks to Mathias Jensen.
Despite their undefeated streak, Thomas Frank’s squad is still looking for their first home win of the season. They’ve managed two draws at the Brentford Community Stadium, but have also conceded three goals in those games.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, will be buoyed by their first win of the season—a 3-2 comeback victory against Swansea City in the Carabao Cup. Goals from David Brooks, Hamed Traore, and Ryan Christie secured the win. Manager Andoni Iraola will be hoping this sparks a turnaround in their Premier League form, as they currently sit winless after three games, including a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur.
However, Bournemouth’s away form remains a concern. They’ve lost their last three Premier League road trips, going back to last season.
In recent head-to-head battles, Brentford has been the stronger side, securing four wins and a draw in their last six meetings with Bournemouth. The Bees even nabbed a 2-0 victory in last season’s faceoff at their home ground.
Brentford’s Bryan Mbuemo has had an electric start to the season, scoring three times already and is 6/4 for him to score in the upcoming match. For Bournemouth, Dominic Solanke will likely spearhead the attack and will be eager to add to his season’s tally 7/2 to find the net.