Brentford to avoid sixth loss

The Premier League returns this weekend following the international break, with Saturday’s late kick-off bringing together two teams at opposite ends of the table.

With nine matches remaining, 15th-placed Brentford find themselves five points outside the relegation zone, while sixth-placed Manchester United occupy the European Conference League spot.

Brentford suffered a 2-1 defeat to Burnley before the international break, meaning they have lost five of their last six Premier League matches.

When you look at the bigger picture, Thomas Frank’s men have won just one of their previous nine league games, with 14 defeats coming in their last 18.

The Gtech Community Stadium was something of a fortress, but it’s no longer a difficult place to go, as the Bees have recorded one win, one draw and four losses in their last six home games.

It is also worth noting that Brentford have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 home matches across all competitions, underlining their defensive struggles.

Meanwhile, Manchester United claimed a crazy 4-3 victory over Liverpool before the international break, booking their place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

In the Premier League, the Red Devils defeated Everton 2-0 in their most recent game, although they have lost two of their previous three league encounters.

Brentford to avoid sixth loss

That said, Erik ten Hag’s men have shown improvements in recent times, with five victories coming in their last seven Premier League clashes.

It is also worth pointing out that Man Utd have bagged at least one goal in each of their previous 14 matches across all competitions, so they will likely score against leaky Brentford.

Head-to-head: Manchester United won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in October, meaning they have won four of their five meetings with Brentford since the Bees gained promotion.