Premier League Preview: Fulham vs Brentford Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 19)
- Fulham kicked off their 2023-24 season with a win at Everton
- Brentford extended their unbeaten record in London derbies to ten with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham
There will be a London derby in the Premier League on Saturday, as Fulham host Brentford. The Cottagers opened the season with a fine away win at Everton, while Brentford played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at home against Tottenham Hotspur.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: Craven Cottage, London, England
- How To Watch: NBC
Entertaining action is set for Craven Cottage on Saturday, as Fulham welcome Brentford. The Cottagers got off to a perfect start this term with a 1-0 win at Goodison Park against Everton. However, they could come into this second match of the season without club captain Aleksandar Mitrovic, as the Serbian is attracting interest from Saudi Arabia.
Fulham have a poor record in this fixture, as they have won just once in their last seven league matches against Brentford. However, that victory was achieved in this exact fixture last season. Meanwhile, the Cottagers will be looking to win back-to-back games at the start of a top-flight season for the first time in 29 attempts.
Brentford started their season with a hard-fought home draw against Tottenham last Sunday. The Bees will be looking to improve on their best-ever finish in the Premier League last term. The draw also stretched their unbeaten record in London derbies to ten matches. Brentford have an excellent record on the road against Fulham, as they have lost just two of their previous 16 visits.
The Bees were beaten 3-2 in this fixture last season, but they haven’t lost back-to-back away games against Fulham since 1955. Since their promotion to the top flight in 2021, only Man City have scored more penalties than the Bees. Interestingly, 13% of their goals have been scored from the penalty spot.
Fulham vs Brentford Prediction
Fulham may have got off to a strong start last weekend, but it is challenging to overlook the trends this weekend. Therefore, we will be siding with Brentford landing a first win of the new season at the home of their local rivals.