Brentford will play against West Ham United in a friendly at Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday.
Brentford entered the game in a friendly yesterday after a 2-2 draw against Manchester United by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Goals from young Swedish striker Anthony Elanga and Brazilian international Andreas Pereira for Manchester United were offset by goals from Grenadian midfielder Shandon Baptiste and French striker Bryan Mbeumo for Brentford.
West Ham United, on the other hand, defeated Ange Postecoglous Celtic 6-2 in a friendly a few days ago. A brace from striker Michail Antonio and goals from veteran midfielder Mark Noble, Algerian international Said Benrahma, striker Jarrod Bowen and young winger Armstrong Oko-Flex secured the win for David Moyes’ West Ham United.
Scottish internationals Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie scored the consolation goals for Celtic.
Brentford v West Ham United head-to-head
The two clubs have not faced each other in an official game for some time, their last encounter took place in 1993.
However, in 2020 they faced each other in a friendly game in which West Ham United beat Brentford 2-1. Goals from Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko and Czech international Tomas Soucek won the game for West Ham United. Young Finnish striker Marcus Forss scored the only goal for Brentford.
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Brentford vs. West Ham United Team News
Brentford were missing a few players against Manchester United. The Iranian international Saman Ghoddos was not part of the squad alongside new signing Kristoffer Ajer and left-back Rico Henry. Danish midfielders Mathias Jensen and Christian Norgaard as well as Swedish central defender Pontus Jansson have yet to return after their successes at the European Championships.
Doubtful: Saman Ghoddos, Kristoffer Ajer, Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen, Pontus Jansson, Rico Henry
West Ham United
Meanwhile, West Ham United manager David Moyes cannot call on center-back Winston Reid, who is part of the New Zealand squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There are doubts about the availability of Czech internationals Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek and Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko, all of whom are expected to return from their vacation soon.
Star midfielder Declan Rice is not available after his engagement in the English national team at the EM.
Doubtful: Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal, Andriy Yarmolenko
Not available: Winston Reid, Declan Rice
Brentford v West Ham United predicted XI
Brentford Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): David Raya, Mads Roerslev Rasmussen, Luka Racic, Mads Bech Sorensen, Dominic Thompson, Frank Onyeka, Shandon Baptiste, Bryan Mbeumo, Halil Dervisoglu, Sergi Canos, Marcus Forss
West Ham United Predicted XI (4-3-3): Lukasz Fabianski, Ben Johnson, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Conor Coventry, Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini, Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio, Said Benrahma
Brentford vs west ham united prediction
Brentford have so far signed Nigerian midfielder Frank Onyeka from Midtjylland and Norwegian center-back Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic to prepare for life in the English premier league. The Bees will be interested in doing more business before the start of the season and have been linked with Arsenal striker Reiss Nelson.
West Ham United, on the other hand, will be keen to keep Declan Rice given interest from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United. They continue to pursue Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard, who had a significant impact on the Hammers loan deal in the second half of the season.
A tie is on the cards.
Forecast: Brentford 1-1 West Ham United
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