Brentford host Burnley at the Gtech Community Stadium this Saturday for a big weekend in the Premier League. Both sides have had a mixed start to the season and will be looking for their second win of the season this weekend.
Brentford currently sit 15th in the Premier League. In eight games, The Bees have one win, four draws and three losses, leaving them on just seven points, three points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, The Bees have one draw and four losses. With just two shots on target, Brentford slumped to a 1 - 0 loss at the hands of Newcastle, with a 64th minute Callum Wilson penalty the only goal of the game. The next game against Everton wasn’t much better. Abdoulaye Doucoure opened the scoring for Everton within the first ten minutes, but Brentford managed to equalise before halftime through Mathias Jensen. However, goals from James Tarkowski and Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave Everton a 3 - 1 win.
In the Third Round of the League Cup, Brentford faced Arsenal. Reiss Nelson grabbed the only goal of the game in the eighth minute as The Bees crashed out of the cup despite having more shots on target. The one draw came against ten-man Nottingham Forest. Christian Norgaard opened the scoring for Brentford just minutes after Moussa Niakhate was sent off for Forest. Nicolas Dominguez equalised within seven minutes as the game finished 1 - 1.
The last time out before the international break was against Manchester United. Jensen scored again for The Bees, but a brace from Scott McTominay in the 93rd and 97th minute gave United the late 2 - 1 win.
Burnley, on the other hand, sit 18th in the Premier League, within the relegation zone. In their eight games, Burnley have one win, one draw and six losses, leaving them on four points.
In their last five games in all competitions, Burnley have two wins and three losses. Despite dominating Manchester United on possession and shots, Bruno Fernandes scored the only goal of the game to give United the 1 - 0 win. In the Third Round of the League Cup, Burnley travelled to Salford City. Sander Berge, Jacob Larsen, Dara O’Shea and Wilson Odobert all scored in the 4 - 0 win for Burnley.
However, Burnley were once again on the losing side against Newcastle. A goal from Miguel Almiron and a penalty from Alexander Isak gave Newcastle the 2 - 0 win. The first win of the season came for Burnley against fellow promoted side Luton Town. Lyle Foster opened the scoring in the first half, but Elijah Adebayo equalised for Luton in the 84th minute. However, Larsen scored just a minute later to give Burnley the 2 - 1 win.
Their last game before the international break, Burnley hosted Chelsea. Despite taking the lead through Odobert, an own goal from Ammen Al-Dakhil, a penalty from Cole Palmer and goals from Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson gave Chelsea the 4 - 1 win.
Brentford and Burnley have faced each other 32 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1933. Burnley have the better record in the fixture with 13 wins in comparison to Brentford’s nine wins. This also means that a draw is more common in this fixture than a Brentford win, with ten draws so far.