Crystal Palace v Brentford: Premier League Action on Match-day 5
Palace, currently struggling in twelfth place, will face the challenge of a visiting, tenth placed Brentford.
Crystal Palace have so far accrued four points in this season of the Premier League
With two wins in a row under his belt, Patrick Vieira takes his Palace team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.
Also, Palace will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Premier League season. With four points, they currently sit twelfth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws having won one game, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.
When Palace host Brentford, they will do so on the back of one win and one losses on their own ground.
Victory for Crystal Palace would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Palace, in terms of goals scored (6). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Wilfried Zaha (3), Marc Guehi (1), and Jean-Philippe Mateta (1). Palace’s defensive record in the Premier League has so far been very weak, with eight goals conceded in their last matches. This is an issue that Patrick Vieira urgently needs to address within the dressing room.
Going into Tuesday’s game, Patrick Vieira without six of his players, due to illness or injury.
Brentford’s campaign so far has seen them accrue five points this season
When Brentford last turned out in the Premier League, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Everton at Brentford Community Stadium. They will be hoping for a better result this time.
Also, with one draws in one game, Brentford need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With five points (1W, 1L and 2D), they are established in tenth position in the League having won one game, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.
Brentford have drawn one game and lost one game of their two League matches playing away this season.
Winning this fixture will see Brentford on 8 points.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring average of nine goals. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Pelenda Da Silva (2), Ivan Toney (2), and Christian Norgaard (1). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Brentford so far, having conceded 6 goals in their last matches so far.
Brentford’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Thomas Frank, ahead of this Tuesday’s fixture against their opponents.
Crystal Palace v Brentford – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels one victory and three draws for Palace. Further, in three of the last four games between these sides, the result has been a draw. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.
Players to watch
For Palace, Wilfried Zaha contributed withthree goals in four League fixtures so far, while Pelenda Da Silva is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in four League fixtures this campaign for Brentford.