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Preview | May 22

Brentford-Leeds United

Will the hosts' good form continue?

Does a dramatic final day lie ahead? Brentford hope to extend their streak of two straight Premier League victories at home against Leeds. The Bees won't take their opponent for granted, as the last fixture between these sides ended in a 2-2 draw. This is only the 2nd ever Premier League meeting between the sides.

Brentford | WWLDW | 11th | Top Scorer: I. Toney (12)

Brentford look to keep momentum. They've emerged victorious in 3 of their last 5. The Bees generate goal opportunities with ease. They record on average 10.2 passes into the box per game (9th in the EPL), while sporting the league's 10th highest number of assists. Bryan Mbeumo will be leaned on for opportunity creation. He has been their top setup man this season with 7 assists (13th in the EPL).

Leeds | DLLLD | 18th | Top Scorer: Raphinha (10)

Leeds come in desperate for points after 3 losses in their last 5. Goals have been a luxury as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) over the last 5 matches of 1.0 is 24% less than their season average. Top distributor Raphinha will be looking to improve after recording 1.0 passes into the box per match in their last 5. Keeper Illan Meslier has felt the pressure as of late, allowing 10 goals in their last 5.

Brentford-Leeds Prediction: 2-0

Brentford's solid defence should be the foundation for another three points.

Did you know? The most goals conceded by Brentford at home in a Premier League match occurred in 2022, when the Bees lost 1-3 to Man United.

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Report | May 22

Brentford

1 - 2

Leeds United

Sergi Canós 78 Raphinha 56 [PK]
Jack Harrison 90

Leeds claim last gasp win against Brentford.

Raphinha netted a penalty to open up the scoring for Leeds in the 56th minute. Brentford's Sergi Canós retaliated with an equalizer in the 78th minute. With the scores level, Jack Harrison netted a timely 90th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Leeds all three points.

The Overview

    • It was an even battle for possession (51% vs 49%) and both teams registered 14 shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Whites had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 43%.
    • In addition to red cards, Brentford lacked discipline generally, picking up three yellow cards. David Raya, Ivan Toney and Sergi Canós all ended up in the referee's book.

The Details

Jack Harrison continually probed down the flank, getting 5 crosses into the box. While the passing game was fairly consistent, the Whites had a slight advantage, clocking up 436 completed passes to the Bees' 415.

Brentford conclude the season in 13th. Meanwhile, Leeds fans can breathe a sigh of relief, they've survived the drop and can look for forward to another year as a Premier League team.

Top Performers

RaphinhaYoane Wissa
1 penalty wonAssisted 1 goal
1 goal scoredDrew 3 fouls (1st in the game)

Top Performers

RaphinhaYoane Wissa
1 penalty wonAssisted 1 goal
1 goal scoredDrew 3 fouls (1st in the game)

That rounds off another scintillating Premier League season. August 6 can't come soon enough.

Report | May 15

Everton

2 - 3

Brentford

Dominic Calvert-Lewin 10 Séamus Coleman 37 [OG]
Richarlison 45 [PK] Yoane Wissa 62
Rico Henry 64

Brentford take three points away from Goodison Park.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin began the scoring for Everton in the 10th minute after a set up by Richarlison. After the first, Brentford responded with a scoring barrage, netting 3 goals over the rest of the match. Everton nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, narrowing within one score, but it wasn't enough as Brentford took the win in this exhilarating match. Frustration got the better of Jarrad Branthwaite, who got a straight red card on 18 minutes. Salomón Rondón let his team mates down after seeing red on 88 minutes, leaving them to fight with nine men.

The Overview

    • The Bees saw a lot of the ball with 72% possession and created plenty of chances too, racking up 18 shots, which is 5 shots over the league average.
    • Despite the loss, the Toffees had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 10 shots in the match.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Bees had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 39%.
    • In the process of picking up the three points, Kristoffer Ajer, Christian Nørgaard and Mads Bech Sørensen found their way into the referee's book.

The Details

Christian Eriksen posed a threat out wide all game, registering 8 crosses. Contributing to the win, the Bees' technical superiority was evident as they completed 366 more passes than the Toffees.

Everton's mixed form continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 15th in the table. Meanwhile, Brentford make it back-to-back wins and move up the table.

Top Performers

Rico HenryRicharlison
1 goal scored1 penalty won
1 corner won (1st on their team)1 goal scored

Top Performers

Rico HenryRicharlison
1 goal scored1 penalty won
1 corner won (1st on their team)1 goal scored

Next up, Everton meet Palace at Goodison Park on Thursday, May 19th. While Brentford take on Leeds at Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday, May 22nd. Can the Toffees improve their form? Will the Bees make it three wins in a row?

Report | May 7

Brentford

3 - 0

Southampton

Pontus Jansson 13
Yoane Wissa 14
Kristoffer Ajer 79

Brentford claim all three points. 

Pontus Jansson got Brentford off to a great start with a 13th minute score after being found by Ivan Toney. Yoane Wissa added another to put Brentford 2-0 up after 14 minutes. Kristoffer Ajer put the match away with a third in the 79th minute, and Southampton were shutout as Brentford secured a comfortable win.

The Overview

    • They may have lost the battle for possession (with 40%) but that didn't stop the Bees creating chances. They had 18 shots, which is 5 shots over the league average.
    • Going forward the Saints looked dangerous, amassing 19 shots in total.
    • Although they got the win, the Bees were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 28% of their total shots on target.

The Details

Christian Eriksen posed a threat out wide all game, registering seven crosses, while Kristoffer Ajer put on a show, interceptng the ball 5 times. On a positive note, the Saints won the passing game, clocking up 468 completed passes to the Bees' 314.

Brentford get back in the win column and move up the table. Meanwhile, Southampton hope this isn't the start of a losing streak.

Top Performers

Kristoffer AjerPontus Jansson
Earned a clean sheetEarned a clean sheet
5 interceptions (14th in the Premier League)1 goal scored

Next up, Brentford take on Everton at Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday, May 15th. While there's no let up for Southampton who face Liverpool on Tuesday, May 17th. Can the Bees win again? Will the Saints get out of this rough patch?

Report | May 2

Manchester United

3 - 0

Brentford

Bruno Fernandes 9
Cristiano Ronaldo 61
Raphaël Varane 72

Man United claim all three points. 

Bruno Fernandes netted an early goal in the 9th minute for Man United after being found by Anthony Elanga. Cristiano Ronaldo added another to put Man United 2-0 up after 61 minutes. Raphaël Varane put the match away with a third in the 72nd minute, and Brentford were shutout as Man United secured a comfortable win.

The Overview

    • United had plenty of possession (65%) and racked up 9 shots in total throughout the game.
    • Despite the loss, the Bees had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 12 shots in the match.
    • United's accuracy paid off well, 56% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Contributing to the win, United's technical superiority was evident as they completed 353 more passes than the Bees. For Brentford, Christian Eriksen did his best to create opportunities, but his 13 crosses weren't enough to affect the outcome.

Man United get back in the win column and narrow the gap to 5th in the table. Meanwhile, Brentford's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

David De GeaBruno Fernandes
Allowed 0 goals1 goal scored
Saved 4 shotsBlocked 1 shot (1st in the game)

Top Performers

David De GeaBruno Fernandes
Allowed 0 goals1 goal scored
Saved 4 shotsBlocked 1 shot (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Saturday, May 7th. Man United meet Brighton at The AMEX, while Brentford meet Southampton at Brentford Community Stadium. Can United win again? Will the Bees improve their form?