13th August – 21:00, Brentford Community Stadium, London
Brentford will host Arsenal in the opening match of the Premier League 2021/22 season. The home side eyes a victorious return to the English top-flight, while the visitors want to kick off the campaign with a win.
Brentford vs Arsenal Match Preview & Team News
The Bees celebrate a return to the English top-flight for the first time after 1947, and they don’t want to slip down to the Championship immediately. Brentford finally managed to secure promotion to the Premier League last season, as they were better than Swansea City in the playoffs. The hosts kept the most important players, including Ivan Toney, who scored 33 Championship goals last season. They also signed Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic, who should strengthen their defense. Thomas Frank’s side finished 3rd in the Championship last season and was the most efficient team in the league. Their home performances were very confident, as they lost only twice at Brentford Community Stadium. A tough challenge is ahead of them, but Brentford had a solid pre-season, and they seek a positive result here.
Arsenal had an excellent finish of the last campaign, but they still cannot be satisfied overall. They stayed one point behind their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur and finished the campaign in 8th place. It means we won’t see them in continental competitions this time, but they will search their way back. At the end of the last season, Mikel Arteta’s side tied four straight away wins, but it was too late for improvement. However, the Gunners didn’t shine in their latest prep matches, as they lost to Chelsea and Tottenham, while they also failed to beat Rangers and Hibernian. The visitors need to pick up where they left off at the end of the previous campaign to return to the continental competitions.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Bookies see Arsenal as big favorites in this one, but Brentford will be highly motivated for a positive start. We don’t see them losing by more than one goal, but if you want to risk more, you could also try Brentford AH+0.5.
Goals Market Prediction
The home side has been clinical in front of the oppositions’ goal last season, while Arsenal has been experiencing defensive troubles for a couple of seasons. Therefore, we don’t think either side will keep the clean sheet, and both teams should score.
Brentford vs Arsenal
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