English Premier League | Brentford vs Newcastle: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Thomas Frank on Christian Eriksen’s arrival at Brentford

Check out Thomas Frank’s press conference ahead of Brentford’s Premier League clash with league leaders Manchester City. The Danish coach opens up about his fellow countryman Christian Eriksen’s arrival at Brentford.


Brentford vs Newcastle: Line-ups

Brentford

Newcastle

Magpies Favourites For the Win

#1

Brentford have won six, drawn six and lost 14 of their 26 Premier League matches this season to collect 24 points, which has left them in 14th spot in the table, just four points above the relegation zone, and 18th-placed Burnley have three games in hand on Brentford, which is a concern for the Bees.

#2

Thomas Frank’s side have not been victorious in the league since the start of January, picking up just one point from their last seven matches, which came at home to Crystal Palace on February 12. The Bees will enter this match off the back of a 2-1 loss at Arsenal last weekend, with Christian Norgaard netting a late consolation for the visitors to the Emirates Stadium, and the team’s form at this stage of the campaign is a concern, particularly with the likes of Burnley and Newcastle picking up strong results.

#3

Frank’s team have actually lost seven times in the Premier League at home this season, but they will be welcoming a Newcastle side with the second-worst away form in England’s top flight, with the Magpies picking up just seven points from their 11 matches on their travels.

#4

Newcastle recorded three straight wins over Leeds United, Everton and Aston Villa between January 22 and February 13 before playing out a 1-1 draw with West Ham United last weekend; Craig Dawson sent the Hammers ahead in the 32nd minute before Joe Willock levelled the scores shortly before the break. The Magpies have a tough start to March, facing Brighton & Hove Albion, Southampton and Chelsea in quick succession, while they will end the month with games against Everton and Crystal Palace.

#5

Newcastle simply cannot afford to be relegated to the Championship due to their takeover, and it does appear that the club’s January business could help propel them up the table, as the improvement over the last few weeks has been substantial, and confidence will certainly be high in the camp.

DPP Verdict

Brentford’s form in recent weeks has been extremely disappointing, and this is another tough match against an in-form Newcastle outfit. The Bees will fancy their chances of scoring at least once, but we are expecting Howe’s side to pick up another huge three points in their battle to avoid the drop.