Brentford vs West Ham Prediction - Soccer Picks 11/4/23
Brentford (3-4-3) vs West Ham (4-2-4)
Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 10 am (Brentford Community Stadium)
Brentford +114/West Ham +275 - Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Brentford will welcome West Ham in a little London derby in Round 11 of the Premier League on Saturday, November 4, at Brentford Community Stadium. The Bees are hoping to get the third consecutive PL win, while the Hammers are desperate to record their first PL victory in four matches. West Ham currently have 14 points and are 9th in the standings. Brentford is one place below with 13 points. Take a look at our Brentford vs West Ham betting preview and prediction.
Brentford (Form and News)
Following a tough start to the Premier League (PL) season which saw Brentford win just once across the opening eight rounds (D4, L3), they have since scored five unanswered goals across back-to-back wins. The most recent triumph was a 2-0 win away to Chelsea, which was a third straight victory at Stamford Bridge and extended their unbeaten run in London derbies to 13 matches, only two clubs have ever put together a longer such streak!
The Bees now have an opportunity to extend that run even further here against London rivals West Ham United. And the chances of that appear plentiful, as Brentford can look to their 100% winning record in PL action against the Irons for inspiration (W4), scoring exactly twice in each game whilst also keeping three clean sheets along the way.
Player to watch: Bryan Mbeumo had a hand in four of Brentford’s five unanswered goals ahead of this clash (G2, A2). He also has four goal contributions in as many H2Hs against the Hammers (G3, A1).
Thomas Frank will be without Mikkel Damsgaard (knock), Josh Dasilva (thigh), Rico Henry (knee), Kevin Schade (hip), and Ivan Toney (suspension). Shandon Baptiste (shoulder) and Keane Lewis-Potter (calf) are questionable to feature on Saturday.
West Ham (Form and News)
It’s a second straight London derby for West Ham too after their midweek EFL Cup match against Arsenal. All of the Irons’ extracurricular activity in cup competitions may well be taking its toll as they risk losing three straight Premier League games for the first time this season, following up a 4-1 defeat to Aston Villa with a 1-0 home defeat against lowly Everton.
While West Ham’s recent away form is indifferent, they have at least managed to get on the scoresheet in all five of their PL trips this season (W2, D1, L2). They might welcome being underdogs for this one, as West Ham have a rather admirable 50% unbeaten rate when carrying such a tag in the PL this season (W2, D1, L3), which is as many wins as they picked up as league outsiders throughout the entirety of the last campaign!
Hot stat: West Ham have lost eight of their last nine Premier League away London derby games (W1).
Player to watch: Jarrod Bowen is flying high with six PL goals for West Ham this season, albeit with two of his last three coming in defeats.
David Moyes doesn’t have any new injury-related concerns, but he cannot count on two suspended players – Lucas Paqueta and Edson Alvarez.
Brentford vs West Ham H2H Record
These rivals have met on five occasions in the Premier League, and Brentford won each of those duels, conceding just one goal in the process. The Bees recorded identical 2-0 wins in two H2Hs at home.
Brentford vs West Ham Odds
Brentford are +114 favorites to take three points on Saturday. A draw is at +280, while you can back West Ham at +275. If you think there will be goals in this clash, back Over 2.5 at -122, or Under 2.5 at +122. The both teams to score bettors can choose between BTTS YES at -143 and BTTS NO at +138. Here you can get more Premier League odds!
Brentford vs West Ham Betting Pick
Brentford have only one home victory in six matches this season (D3, L2). Although the Hammers are without a league win in the last three games, I will avoid backing the Bees in this one, despite their perfect PL record against West Ham.
The visitors will miss Paqueta, who is crucial in the midfield, but I am sure Mohammed Kudus and Said Benrahma will help Bowen enough. West Ham failed to find the back of the net only once this season. Surprisingly, it was in the previous PL round against Everton at home. I don’t think they will fire blanks again, so I am backing them to score here. Considering that Brentford scored precisely two goals in each of four PL H2Hs, I also back the hosts to score on Saturday.