There will be an exciting West London derby in the Premier League on Monday evening, as Brentford look to claim victory in their first-ever top-flight meeting against Fulham at the Brentford Community Stadium.
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It would be fair to say that Brentford and Fulham have been two of the surprise packages in the Premier League this season, as both are still fighting for a spot in Europe at this late stage. Depending on results over the weekend, Fulham could move level on points with fifth-placed Newcastle on Monday evening. The Cottagers have been consistent throughout the campaign, including over their previous four matches, where they have gone unbeaten.
Fulham was brought back down to earth slightly in their previous match, as they could only play out a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage. But, few could have predicted that the West London side would be sitting this high up in the standings at this late stage of the campaign.
Brentford return to action after an extended break, as they were due to play Manchester United on the same day as their EFL Cup final showdown with Newcastle. The Bees struck late to earn a point in their previous match against Crystal Palace. That result leaves Brentford sitting ninth in the standings, and they are just six points off Newcastle in fifth.
Brentford’s recent form is extremely eye-catching, as Thomas Frank’s side is unbeaten in their previous six matches. Over that period, they have recorded three wins. However, they have been held to draws in each of their previous two fixtures. A late charge for a Europa League spot could be on the agenda for whichever side claims victory on Monday.
Brentford vs Fulham Head to Head
The only previous meeting between these sides in the Premier League took place earlier this season, with Fulham picking up a 3-2 win. However, Brentford won their previous home fixture against the Cottagers in the EFL Cup in October 2020. Three of the previous five meetings between the sides have been won by the team with home advantage.
Brentford vs Fulham Prediction
This should be a very entertaining clash between two of the best teams to watch in the Premier League this season. We could see both teams finding the net, but we would expect Brentford to make home advantage count and pick up maximum points.
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