Brentford v Everton predicted lineups: Bees to sting Toffees?

In a bid to rebound from their respective 1-0 defeats last weekend, Brentford and Everton clash at the Gtech Community Stadium in Saturday’s Premier League encounter. Brentford’s unbeaten streak came to a halt with a loss to Newcastle United, while Everton, under manager Sean Dyche’s leadership, were handed a defeat by Arsenal on home turf.

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Brentford vs Everton predicted lineups and team news

Neither set of fans will be pleased with the outlook from their side. The hosts’ inability to get over the line was highlighted by the Magpies, while extreme profligacy continues to haunt the Toffees in the 2023/24 Premier League campaign.

Team News: Brentford

Thomas Frank faces the challenge of steering his team back on course after their 1-0 loss to Newcastle United extended their Premier League start to just one win and three draws from five fixtures. With draws dominating their results, the Bees will be concerned as they have a history of sharing points, particularly at home, with ten home draws since the start of the previous season, making them one of the most draw-prone teams in the competition during this period.

Their recent setback against Newcastle was compounded by the significant knee injury sustained by defender Rico Henry, who is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the campaign. This injury won’t make Brentford’s task of securing clean sheets any easier, but their impressive home form over the past year, with just one Premier League defeat that went along with their eight wins and nine draws.

Brentford Predicted Lineup

Mark Flekken, Ben Mee, Rico Henry, Ethan Pinnock, Nathan Collins, Aaron Hickey, Christian Nørgaard, Yoane Wissa, Mathias Jensen, Vitaly Janelt, Bryan Mbeumo.

Team news: Everton

With the Toffees’ ongoing troubles off the pitch and a proposed takeover, Everton remains in a challenging position on the field. Their 1-0 loss at home to Arsenal kept them among the four teams with just one point or less in the campaign after five matchdays, matching their joint-worst Premier League start since the 1994/95 season.

The Toffees are facing the real possibility of falling short in their ambitions to avoid relegation, especially if Brentford, whom they have struggled against, adds to their misery. Everton’s history in the capital city doesn’t bode well for them either, as they haven’t won there since May 2021, drawing five times and accruing eight losses on their trips.

Everton Predicted Lineup

Jordan Pickford, Ashley Young, James Tarkowski, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Jarrad Branthwaite, Idrissa Gueye, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Amadou Onana, Arnaut Danjuma, Dwight McNeil, Beto.

Bryan Mbeumo to continue goalscoring heroics?

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The Bees have only scored eight goals this season but will be pleased with the output from Bryan Mbeumo. The Brentford man has been a reliable presence in front of his home fans, with three goals in Brentford’s last five home Premier League matches, two of which opened the scoring for his side.

He will be coming up against Dwight McNeil, who is returning from injury and was Everton’s top Premier League scorer last season with seven goals and also scored the winner in their last head-to-head encounter.

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