Brentford host West Ham for another London Derby in the Premier League this weekend. Both sides have had a rollercoaster start to the season, but a win could catapult either side up the table.
Brentford currently sit tenth in the Premier League after ten games. The Bees have three wins, four draws and three losses, leaving them on 13 points, four points from the last European spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, Brentford have two wins, a draw and two losses. In the Third round of the League Cup, Brentford faced fellow London side Arsenal. Reiss Nelson scored the only goal of the game in the eighth minute to give Arsenal the 1 - 0 win and the spot in the next round. After the sending off of Moussa Niakhate for Nottingham Forest, Brentford took the lead within two minutes through Christian Norgaard. However, Nicolas Dominguez drew Forest level just seven minutes later with the game finishing 1 - 1.
Mathias Jensen opened the scoring for The Bees in the first half against Manchester United. Brentford held onto this lead until the end of the 90 minutes, however, the tide changed in extra time. Scott McTominay bagged a brace in extra time to give United the 2 - 1 win. Brentford bounced back against Burnley the next time out. Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo and Saman Ghoddos all scored in the 3 - 0 win over ten-man Burnley who had Connor Roberts sent off late on.
The last time out for Brentford was against Chelsea where they became the first team to win their first three games at Stamford Bridge. Ethan Pinnock opened the scoring in the second half and after Robert Sanchez went up for the last corner Mbeumo had an open goal to give Brentford the 2 - 0 win.
West Ham sit just a place above Brentford in ninth. In ten games The Hammers have four wins, two draws and four losses, leaving them on 14 points and nine points away from the last Champions League place.
In their last five games in all competitions, West Ham have one win, one draw and three losses. Tomas Soucek opened the scoring for West Ham against Newcastle in the eighth minute, but a brace from Alexander Isak gave Newcastle the lead going into the closing stages. However, Mohammed Kudus scored in the 89th minute to make the game finish 2 - 2. A brace from Douglas Luiz and goals from Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey gave Aston Villa a 4 - 1 win over West Ham with Jarrod Bowen on the scoresheet for West Ham.
In the Europa League West Ham took on Olympiacos. Kostas Fortounis opened the scoring for Olympiacos and Rodinei doubled that lead in the added time of the first half. Lucas Paqueta scored late on but it wasn’t enough as Olympiacos won 2 - 1. West Ham were on the losing side again in a shock loss to Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal of the game as Everton won 1 - 0.
The most recent outing for West Ham was in the Round of 16 of the League Cup against Arsenal. An own goal from Ben White and goals from Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bown gave West Ham the impressive 3 - 1 win over Arsenal.
Brentford and West Ham have met just 53 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1898. West Ham have a marginally better record in the fixture, with 23 wins in comparison to Brentford’s 19 wins, with the other 11 meetings ending in a draw.