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Brentford v Arsenal – Stats and Predictions 13-8-21 Newbies to spring early surprise?

Match: Brentford v Arsenal

Competition: Premier League

Date: 13/8/21

Kick-off time: 8 pm

Channel: Sky Sports

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches –  League only

26/05/47 Brentford 0 – 1 Arsenal

11/10/46 Arsenal 2 – 2 Brentford

06/05/39 Arsenal 2 – 0 Brentford

07/09/38 Brentford 1 – 0 Arsenal

18/04/38 Brentford 3 – 0 Arsenal

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 70%
Over 1.5 goals 54.5%
Over 2.5 goals 30%
Over 3.5 goals 22%
BTTS - Yes 57%

Brentford team goals

Over 0.5 goals 72%
Over 1.5 goals 55%
Over 2.5 goals 34%

Arsenal team goals

Over 0.5 goals 68%
Over 1.5 goals 54%
Over 2.5 goals 24%

Corner betting stats

Brentford corner stats

Average corners for: 4.78

Average corners against: 3.85

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 31%
Over 10.5 corners 27%
Over 11.5 corners 22%
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Arsenal corner stats

Average corners for: 5.47

Average corners against: 4.37

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 53%
Over 10.5 corners 37%
Over 11.5 corners 32%

Card betting stats

Brentford Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.22

Yellows against: 2.22

Top cards:

 

Arsenal Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2.00

Yellows against: 1.50

Top cards:

H Bellerin – 8

G Xhaka – 7

K Tierney – 4

D Ceballos – 4

Injuries

Brentford injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: K Ajer

Suspended: None

Arsenal injuries & suspensions

Out: T Partey

Doubtful: Gabriel

Suspended: None

Brentford v Arsenal Match Predictions & Trends

Frank aiming to prove The Bees belong

Friday night football kicks off the first game of the 2021/22 Premier League Season as Arsenal travel to newly-promoted Brentford. Having won the play-off final against Swansea City at Wembley, Thomas Frank will believe that his players are more than ready for the big occasion but this will be a big step-up in quality and a significant test for his squad in the opening fixture.

The 47-year-old Dane suffered heartache, losing the 2019/20 play-off final to Fulham in his first full season in charge after Dean Smith’s departure to Aston Villa. The ex-Brondby boss was able to turn things around and maintain a steady promotion battle which saw them triumph at Wembley in the summer to become the Premier League’s 50th club. 

Mikel Arteta needs a solid start to the season after last year’s disappointing 8th place finish. The Gunners’ boss will be feeling the pressure after such a low finish and knows any repeat of that will probably cost him his job. With fans back in the stadiums, this will be a real test of the Spaniard’s managerial credentials.

Last season, Arsenal gained a respectable 33 points from 19 away games and actually had the third-best defense in the league. Their patchy home let them down with a series of 0-1 losses costing them dearly. This was supplemented with a lack of goals. The normally attack-minded North-London side managed just 55 goals in their 38 Premier League games.

Match Prediction

Match result: Arsenal win

Correct score: Brentford 0 v 2 Arsenal

Corner prediction: 7-9 match corners

Card prediction: 5-6 cards

Key trends

Arsenal scored in 79% of their away matches last season

Arsenal have won their last 4 away matches

Arsenal have scored in each of their last 7 away matches.

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Average yellow cards

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Average booking points