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Newcastle welcome Brentford to St James Park on Saturday evening as they look to move on from a problematic start to the new Premier League season. After their emphatic 5-1 opening-day win over Aston Villa, the Magpies have slumped to three consecutive defeats and ahead of their Champions League campaign starting on Tuesday, Eddie Howe will be desperate for three points. The match is scheduled to kick off at 17:30 UK time.
Newcastle v Brentford H2H: The story so far
Although Newcastle have been regulars in the English top flight throughout history, Brentford were promoted for the first time in 2021. As such, the two teams have only faced each other 16 times in the past with the Magpies getting the win more often than not.
- Newcastle wins: 11
- Draws: 1
- Brentford wins: 4
Prior to Brentford’s promotion two years ago, the two sides had only ever faced each other in cup competitions and lower divisions. Since the Bees came up, though, their record against Newcastle has been fairly dismal. In four fixtures against the North East outfit, they are yet to record a win and have earned just one point out of a possible 12.
However, in the year they were promoted from the Championship, Brentford faced Newcastle in the League Cup and beat their Premier League opponents 1-0.
History in the making
If Brentford can overturn their recent poor record against Newcastle and record a victory on Saturday then it will the club’s first-ever Premier League win against them and their first win in any competition since 1948. Given Newcastle’s ropey form, Thomas Frank’s men may well fancy the job.
🗣️ “We have to return to our highest level of performance.”
Eddie Howe looks ahead to Newcastle’s fixture against Brentford ⚽ pic.twitter.com/VVVGFdRBxE
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 15, 2023
Newcastle vs Brentford: Last five H2H matches
England Premier League 08/04/23
England Premier League 08/10/22
England Premier League 26/02/22
England Premier League 20/11/21
England EFL Cup 22/12/20
Brentford 1-2 Newcastle
In April 2023, Newcastle were chasing a top-four finish in the Premier League when they travelled to the Gtech Community Stadium. On paper, it looked like the type of game which could derail their hopes but a 2-1 victory courtesy of a David Raya OG and a strike from Isaka were enough for Eddie Howe to take the three points.
Newcastle 5-1 Brentford
Newcastle’s 5-1 victory over Brentford at the beginning of last season was a classic example of how feverish St James Park can get when they’re behind their team. Bruno Guimaraes got a double, Pinnock scored an own goal and Murphy and Almiron added a couple more.
Brentford 0-2 Newcastle
Brentford’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle in February 2022 was an emotional one as it marked Christian Eriksen’s return to the field following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2021. This was also the last time Brentford would have lined up as favourites over Newcastle but that couldn’t prevent them from slumping to a 2-0 home defeat. On the day, the goals came from Joelinton and Joe Willock.
Newcastle 3-3 Brentford
The last time Brentford managed to avoid defeat against Newcastle came in November 2021. The Bees were riding a wave after their promotion to the Premier League and went to the North East to have a go. They had a 3-2 advantage with 15 minutes to go but a late strike from Allan Saint-Maximin rescued a point for the home side.
Brentford 1-0 Newcastle
The last time Brentford and Newcastle played each other in cup action came in December 2020 in a Carabao Cup quarter-final. Played behind closed doors due to the Covid pandemic, Brentford ran out as 1-0 winners courtesy of as second-half strike from Josh Dasilva. Brentford would go on to lose their semi-final against Spurs but secure promotion to the Premier League six months later.
Although Newcastle have started the season poorly, their fixtures have been difficult and the international break will have done them some good. Playing in front of a packed St James Park, we expect them to run out as comfortable 2-0 winners.
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