Sports Innovation previews the 2021/2022 Premier League Round 1 match between Brentford and Arsenal and offers team news, key stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
On August 13, Arsenal will face recently promoted Brentford at the Community Stadium in the opening game of the new Premier League season.
Brentford have been promoted to Premier League for the first time in their history after a tremendous Championship Play-offs win over Swansea. The Bees return to England’s top-flight football after 74 years as they played their last First Division match in 1947. Since the game resulted in a 1-0 loss to Arsenal, Brentford can get perfect revenge in their season opener.
The Gunners reached a hugely disappointing result last season as they only managed to secure the eighth spot in the Premier League, missing out on European qualification for the first time in 25 years. The clash with Brentford might be an early examination for Gunners to show their level of improvement since the last campaign.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Could a strong home record work for the hosts?
A 2-1 friendly win over Valencia last week doesn’t count for much. In their 3 final outings in the Championship last season, Brentford achieved a 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth and went on to a 3-1 win against Bournemouth. Their last competitive game produced a 2-0 win against Swansea in the playoff final.
Brentford have been close to untouchable on home turf and look like a cracking bet on the back of 4 wins in the last 6 games.
Gunners look to start the season in style
Arsenal go into this encounter high on confidence following 5 wins in the last 6 competitive matches. In their 3 final outings in the Premier League last season, Mikel Arteta’s side achieved a 1-0 win against Chelsea and went on to a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace. Their last competitive game produced a 2-0 win against Brighton.
On the back of an absolutely stunning record of 5 wins and 1 defeat in the last 6 Premier League matches, the Gunners look a great bet for a win here.
Brentford vs Arsenal h2h
With Brentford being new to this division they obviously never played against the Gunners before in Premier League.
Stats and facts for Brentford and Arsenal.
Facts are calculated for Premier League
- Arsenal has won the last 5 matches in a row;
- Arsenal has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Arsenal unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
- Arsenal has won in the last 5 of 6 matches.
According to the bookies Arsenal are favorites to win. The best price you will find on an away win is 2.00. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.60 on offer, while a home win for Brentford pays out at 4.00.