01 October 2021, 09:07 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, West Ham United vs. Brentford F.C. kicks off at 14:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, October 3, at the London Stadium. Referee Peter Bankes will be the man in charge, while Ian Hussin and James Mainwaring will be assisting. Andre Marriner will be the VAR.
Preview West Ham United Premier League, Oct 3, 2021
Preview West Ham United put Rapid Wien aside in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League 2-0 win on home turf. Goals from Declan Rice (29’) and Saïd Benrahma (90'+4) were enough to decide the outcome of the fixture after ninety minutes. The victory comes after last weekend’s 2-1 win over Leeds United at Elland Road. An unmarked Raphinha (19'), who had been left in a sea of space, handed the Peacocks the lead before a huge slice of luck saw the Hammers restore parity through an own goal by Junior Firpo (67' O.G.). However, a remarkable solo effort from the red-hot-form Michail Antonio (90') would divide both sides in the final minute. The win leaves the Hammers with the Premier League form: WDDLW, and in 7th place, with 11 points after 3W, 2D, & 1L. A victory over Brentford could see West Ham move inside the top-five. Sixth-place Brighton take on Arsenal, while fifth-placed Everton have a difficult game against the Red Devils. An attacking 4—2—3—1 formation with Michail Antonio leading the attack is expected once again for this game against Brentford on Matchday 7. The 31-year-old remains the club’s top scorer while being involved in more goals than any other player in the English top-flight division this season (eight), bagging five while assisting three (5G, & 3A) in five league appearances.
Preview Brentford Premier League, Oct 3, 2021
Preview Meanwhile, Brentford occupies 9th place on the Premier League table, having picked up 9 points from 2W, 3D, & 1L. Going toe-to-toe, spirited underdogs, Brentford picked up a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Liverpool last weekend in a six-goal thriller on home soil. - Coming back twice after initially having the lead in the 27th minute through Ethan Pinnock. The impressive draw leaves the Bees with a form that reads: DDLWD ahead of this fixture against West Ham. Written off as an average side, the Premier League newcomers appear to be taking the league by storm and an impressed Thomas Frank, after Saturday’s game against Liverpool, would like to pick up three points in a steady march up the table. Frank’s 3—5—2 formation will see Ivan Toney and Mbeumo in attack once again on Sunday. The Bees boast seven different goalscorers in the league this season, without counting own goals. Only the Blues (10) and the Cityzens (nine) have had more players hit the back of the net than Brentford under the discussed category.