Bournemouth & Brentford meet on Match-day 9

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Next Saturday at 3:00pm GMT, on matchday 9 of the Premier League, we will see Bournemouth play Brentford at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth currently sitting in twelfth place, are three places lower than ninth placed Brentford, heading into the clash.

Bournemouth have eight points to their name, going into this tie

Bournemouth’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 1-1 away to Newcastle United, which followed the loss to Nottingham Forest. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.

Also, with two draws in three games, Bournemouth need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With eight points (2W, 3L and 2D), they are established in twelfth position in the League having won two matches, drawn two meetings, and lost three games.

Bournemouth have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Bournemouth’s points from 8 to 11, so far this season.

Bournemouth may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Brentford go into this meeting with nine points secured

Brentford suffered a home loss to Arsenal in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, with an unfortunate Brentford that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Thomas Frank’s men form is worryingly poor. They should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With nine points, they currently sit ninth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws having won two matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost two meetings.

Playing away from home, Brentford have drawn two fixtures and lost one game.

Victory for Brentford would take their points tally to 12 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Brentford have a good scoring record this season, with 15 netted so far (14 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Ivan Toney (5), Pelenda Da Silva (2), and Yoane Wissa (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Brentford so far, having conceded 12 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Thomas Frank will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Brentford players.

Bournemouth v Brentford – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two sides have met 24 times before this fixture, with each recording wins on nine occasions. Also, Brentford have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Bournemouth in three out of the past five matches with them. The last time both teams met in this competition was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 3-1 win for The Cherries.

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