For our Brentford vs. Southampton prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.
Southampton are looking to lift themselves off the foot of the Premier League table as they travel to London to face Brentford this evening.
Brentford are currently 8th in the Premier League with seven wins, nine draws and four losses from twenty games this season.
The Bees have been excellent so far this season and those who predicted them to suffer from the dreaded 'second season syndrome' are looking increasingly foolish by the week.
Thomas Frank's side enter this game amid a strong run of form in the league having won three and drawn two of their last five matches in the Premier League, the most recent of which was a 0-0 draw against Leeds United.
Brentford's record at home has been solid, with The Bees winning two and drawing three of their last five league matches having won each of their last two consecutively.
Ivan Toney has three goals in his last four league games for Brentford, and Thomas Frank will be hoping he continues his excellent form here.
Brentford are firmly in contention for a European place this season, be it the Europa League or the Conference League, as they sit just one point behind 6th place Brighton. Given the struggles of their opponent this is a game they should be looking to win.
Southampton are currently rock bottom of the Premier League table with four wins, three draws and thirteen losses from twenty games this season.
The Saints have struggled all season as they look set to run the relegation battle down to the wire with little to suggest they're about to embark upon a season changing winning run.
They enter this game having won one and lost four of their last five matches in the Premier League, with their most recent game a 2-1 loss to Newcastle in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.
Nathan Jones has at least been allowed to reinforce his squad with some much needed firepower up top with the deadline day additions of Kamaldeen Sulemana from Rennes and Paul Ounachu from Genk for big fees.
Southampton have been crying out for potency up from and the hope is that these two will fill what has been a gaping void.
Brentford have got the better of Southampton in recent matchups having won two of the last three head-to-head meetings between the two and enter this one as favourites again. Southampton can't afford to keep losing games at their current rate if they're to remain in the Premier League and Nathan Jones knows that.
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