Brentford vs West Ham United EPL Betting Prediction

EPL Brentford vs West Ham United Prediction 2/26/2024

Brentford (7-14-4) travel to face off against West Ham United (10-9-6) on Monday, February 26th. This match will be played at London Stadium in London. Both Brentford and West Ham United will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 3:00 PM ET.

Brentford vs West Ham United


Brentford Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Brentford will be looking to get on track after losing to Manchester City by a score of 1-0. This match was played on Manchester City’s home pitch, and despite playing on the road, Brentford had a money line payout of +1450, which was by far the largest of any club.

The one goal scored in this matchup fell short of the pre-match over/under goal line of 3.5 goals. The Brentford offense was held to just two shots on goal and six total shots. Frank Onyeka had the club’s only two shots on goal, with no other player having more than one shot.

Mark Flekken and the Brentford defense did a solid job of keeping the potent Manchester City offense in check, outside of the one goal allowed. Flekken finished the match with nine saves, and the club’s defenders finished with one block and eight interceptions.

Heading into their match against West Ham United, Brentford is looking to snap a two-match losing streak. Over their last five matches, they have just one win, which came against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Overall, they are 7-14-4, putting them 14th in the EPL. On the road, they have struggled, going just 3-8-1. After this match, they will return home to take on Chelsea FC on March 2nd.

West Ham United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

West Ham United will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest. This loss came on the road and despite the over/under line being 2.5 goals, the two combined goals fell short of this figure. The loss pushed West Ham United’s money line payout to +220.

West Ham’s offense took a total of 10 shots in this match and three shots on goal. Jarrod Bowen had the most overall shot attempts, finishing the game with two shots while taking one shot on goal. As a club, West Ham’s offense had two corner kicks.

On the defensive end, West Ham’s goalie Alphonse Areola faced a total of 19 shots and made six saves. Nottingham Forest took five corner kicks in the match. Areola’s defense blocked five shots and intercepted four passes.

West Ham United will look to snap their three-match losing streak as they take on Brentford at home. So far this season, West Ham has a record of 10-9-6, which has them in 9th place in the EPL. Overall, they have been favored in 10 matches, going 6-1-3, while they have been the underdog in 15 matches, going 4-8-3. Following this match, West Ham will hit the road to take on Everton FC on March 2nd. Over their last three matches, West Ham has been outscored 11-0.

Brentford Offense Breakdown

So far this season, Brentford has scored 1.4 goals per match, which is 13th in the EPL. Bryan Mbeumo has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net seven times, which is 26th in the league. Neal Maupay has scored five goals and has 19 shots on goal, which is 20th in the EPL. Mbeumo also leads the team in assists, as he has three on the season.

West Ham United Offense Breakdown

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West Ham United has scored 1.4 goals per match this season, which is 10th in the EPL. They have scored less than their season average in four straight matches. Jarrod Bowen is their leading scorer with 11 goals, which is 7th in the EPL. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 9th in the league. James Ward-Prowse is their leader in assists with six, and he is 19th in the EPL in that category. He is also 3rd on the team in goals scored.

Brentford Defense Breakdown

Mark Flekken and the Brentford defense have had a tough stretch of matches, but they did hold Manchester City to just one goal on February 20th. Overall, they are 16th in the EPL in goals allowed, and they are 14th in blocked shots. They are also 3rd in the league in interceptions. Flekken is 13th in the league in clean sheets, and he is 8th in saves. Over their last six matches, they have given up an average of 2.2 goals per match.

West Ham United Defense Breakdown

West Ham United’s defense has struggled as of late, giving up 14 goals over their last five matches (2.8 goals per match). This includes giving up six goals to Arsenal FC, who has the 3rd-ranked offense in the EPL. However, they did hold Nottingham Forest FC to just two goals in their most recent match. Overall, they are giving up 1.8 goals per match, which is 14th in the EPL. Keeper Alphonse Aréola has four clean sheets this season and is 5th in the EPL with 89 saves.

Brentford vs West Ham United Prediction

Our prediction for this EPL matchup between Brentford and West Ham is to take Brentford on the money line at +178. This season, Brentford has been slightly better on the defensive end, and we have them taking 16 shots compared to 12 for West Ham. Look for Ivan Toney to have a strong chance to score for Brentford, while Jarrod Bowen is our top projected goal scorer for West Ham.

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