Newcastle United ended their winless run with a 4-1 win over 10-man Fulham in their last game and will be looking to continue in the same breath when they play host to Brentford in their next Premier League game. Going into this game, Newcastle United are seventh in the standings with 11 points, just one ahead of Brentford who are in 10th place. The win over Fulham was their first in five matches after losing one and drawing three before that. One area they will need to work on is the defence, as the team comes into this game with just one clean sheet in the last seven matches. Newcastle have failed to score in just two of their opening nine matches of the season. At home in the Premier League, Newcastle have no loss in the last five but they have three straight draws ahead of this game.
Brentford haven’t won a game since beating Leeds United 5-2, but they come into this game on the back of an improved performance from their 3-0 loss at home to Arsenal. They drew 0-0 with Bournemouth in the last game before this. In their last two matches however, they’ve failed to score and have one clean sheet only in their last five matches. The visitors actually have just one win in their last five matches, but at the same time they have one loss only in the five games. This season Brentford have played five away matches but they’ve managed just one win and this came in the League Cup, a 2-0 away win over Colchester United. They’ve played four away league matches, drew three and won none, while only keeping one clean sheet.
Brentford have three draws in their last five matches, and the same to Newcastle, while both sides also have one win and loss apiece in the last five matches. Newcastle are coming from a huge win over Fulham but in this game, they faced a side with 10 men from very early. A combination of hard luck and injury misfortunes for Fulham played to Newcastle United’s favor. Here they will meet a Brentford side that hasn’t really done well in recent matches, but hasn’t also lost a lot. Based on these teams’ recent performances, a draw will do here.