2022-23 Premier League Betting Preview – Brentford

Brentford 2022-23 betting odds & predictions

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Brentford 2022-23 Premier League Preview
Can the Bees stay up again?
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Brentford Relegation Odds: 5/2 odds taken 1706 GMT, Tuesday 5 July

Thomas Frank has done a remarkable job at Brentford since taking over in west London. Frank’s Bees were very competitive in their first year in the Premier League last season, surprising many by finishing in 13th spot. Replicating that success will take some doing, but surviving will be Brentford’s ultimate goal once again.

The Londoners will be desperate to avoid second season syndrome, as they look to establish themselves in the top tier of English football. With the right transfer business done at the Brentford Community Stadium this summer, the Bees can be competitive again. We take a look back at Brentford’s memorable 2021-22 Premier League campaign and look forward to their upcoming season.

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2021-22 Review: Bees ease to safety

After years of trying to get out of the competitive EFL Championship, Brentford finally did it in 2021, beating Swansea City in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium. Naturally, the Bees were one of the favourites to go down, but they were one of the surprise packages in the 2021-22 Premier League season.

Thomas Frank’s boys had a superb first season in the promised land, which started with a famous 2-0 home win over Arsenal back in August. Brentford picked up several excellent results along the way, beating the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United and Aston Villa.

Our betting prediction:
Next manager to leave post – Frank Lampard

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(odds taken 1710 GMT, Tuesday 5 July)

Brentford’s best result of the campaign was a stunning 4-1 away win at Chelsea. The Bees were rampant at Stamford Bridge in April, with Vitaly Janelt (2), Christian Eriksen and Yoane Wissa on target in the romp.

They ended the season in fine form, sealing seven victories from their last 11 fixtures. The west London outfit picked up 13 wins in their first Premier League season, drawing seven and losing 18 of the other 25. They finished above the likes of Villa, Southampton, Everton and Leeds United in 13th.

Our betting prediction:
Tottenham to finish in the top four

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(odds taken 1713 GMT, Tuesday 5 July)



Brentford Key Facts

  • Brentford finished 13th in their first Premier League season
  • The Bees beat Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea last term
  • Brentford were Championship play-off winners in 2021
  • The London team won seven of their last 11 matches of the 2021-22 campaign


Brentford Transfer News: Plenty of outgoings at the Brentford Community Stadium

Christian Eriksen made a miraculous return to football after a scare at UEFA Euro 2020 while playing with Denmark a year ago. Eriksen signed for Brentford in January and made an instant impact at the Brentford Community Stadium. The club were hopeful of keeping him beyond the short-term contract, but the Dane looks set to leave. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are reportedly keen on his signature.

Several fringe players have left the capital this season, with Dom Jeffries joining Gillingham, and Ben Hockenhull making the switch to Tranmere Rovers. Lewis Gordon, Max Haygarth, Julian Jeanvier, Jaakko Oksanen and Zanka have all been released. At the time of writing, Brentford have made no new signings this summer.

2022-23 Key Fixtures: Tough finish for the Bees

Brentford’s 2022-23 Premier League season starts with a tough trip to the King Power Stadium to play Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. Frank’s boys then welcome Man United to the Brentford Community Stadium on matchday two. The first London derby will come at Fulham on 20th August.

Brentford have a challenging New Year period, as they return to action after the 2022 FIFA World Cup break with games against Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool. They also have an extremely tough finish, as they face Liverpool, West Ham, Spurs and Manchester City in their last four.

Who Are Their Biggest Challengers: Can Brentford stay away from danger?

Avoiding the drop will be the number one priority for Brentford this season. They may have finished 13th last term, but the Bees will take 17th spot right now if offered. The lack of signings at present may worry the Bees’ supporters, but their squad looks strong enough to compete once again.

We would not be surprised to see Brentford in a relegation scrap this season, but they proved their doubters wrong last term. Who will be their main rivals this time?

Everton Preview: Can Lampard take the Toffees forward?

Everton had a miserable 2021-22 season. They made a strong start under Rafael Benitez, but a woeful run of one win, three draws and 11 defeats from 15 games saw the Merseysiders slip towards the bottom three. Frank Lampard replaced Benitez in January.

Everton had a few more sticky spells before the season concluded, but they survived after a dramatic comeback win over Crystal Palace in their penultimate game. The Toffees will be hoping to be nowhere near the bottom three this time around.

Leeds United Preview: Whites to stay away from bottom three?

Leeds were on their way to relegation last season, and the popular Marcelo Bielsa was sacked in February after a 4-0 hammering by Tottenham at Elland Road. Jesse Marsch lost his first two fixtures in charge, but Leeds went on to win three and draw two of the next five.

United survived on the final day after an excellent victory at the Brentford Community Stadium. After finishing ninth in their first year back, the relegation battle was a shock the system. Still, Marsch will be looking to stamp his authority at Elland Road, and Leeds will be hoping to finish around mid-table this term.

Aston Villa Preview: Big season ahead for Gerrard?

After a solid season, Steven Gerrard is starting to build something at Villa Park. The boss has made some superb signings, with his legendary status as a player allowing him to attract top players to Villa Park – Philippe Coutinho has already arrived from Barcelona this summer.

Many bookies and pundits alike have tipped Aston Villa for a mid-table finish, but can the Midlands outfit sneak into Europe this season?

Fulham Preview: Will Silva keep the Cottagers up?

Fulham romped their way to the Championship title last term, finishing on 90 points and scoring an incredible 106 goals. The Cottagers have been somewhat of a yoyo club in recent times, suffering two instant relegations back to the second tier. Can they keep themselves up this time around?

Staying up will be the priority, but Fulham will be looking to finish as high as possible this term. They have a good manager in Marco Silva, though they have been quiet in the transfer market, with the sale of Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool being the standout deal at Craven Cottage. It will be very interesting to see how Fulham fare this season.

Bournemouth Preview: Can the Cherries avoid an instant return?

After two years away, Bournemouth are back in the top tier of English football. Scott Parker done a terrific job at the Vitality Stadium last year, guiding the Cherries to a second-place finish behind his former club Fulham. They won 25, drew 13 and lost eight of 46 league matches.

Like any promoted club, Bournemouth will be doing everything in their power to avoid an instant return to the Championship. Naturally, they are one of the favourites to go down, but can Parker keep the Cherries in the Premier League?

Nottingham Forest Preview: How will the returning Reds fare?

Nottingham Forest spent two decades away from the Premier League, even spending time in EFL League One. However, they are back in the big time after winning the 2021-22 Championship play-offs. When Steve Cooper arrived at the City Ground in September 2021, Forest were bottom of the Championship table.

The Reds defied the odds last term, and Cooper is already a Nottingham Forest legend after taking the club to the Premier League. Of course, the Midlands outfit will want to stay there now and become an established top-flight team. At the time of writing, Cooper’s men are priced at 4/5 to stay up.

Players to Watch Out For in the 2022-23 Season: Big year for Toney?

Ivan Toney scored the goals that took Brentford up in the first place, and the former Newcastle United man chipped in with 12 Premier League goals last term to finish as the Bees’ top scorer. The 26-year-old striker will be needed again this season.

Yoane Wissa played second fiddle to Toney last term, making just 12 starts and coming off the bench 18 times. Still, he managed to bag seven Premier League goals, netting against the likes of Liverpool, West Ham and Chelsea. Will Wissa be a big player for Frank this season?

Our Brentford Predictions: Frank to keep the Bees up

Make no mistake, Brentford just want to survive this season. Second season syndrome may be a Premier League myth, but several clubs have struggled after their first fairytale year in the top tier – just ask Leeds.

Nevertheless, Brentford would have gained invaluable experience last term, which will no doubt stand them in good stead for the gruelling season ahead. We are backing Frank’s troops to stay up (2/7). For those who fancy them for the drop, check out bet365’s tasty price of 5/2.

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