Premier League action resumes this weekend with a number of eye-catching fixtures. Among those will be the showdown between the in-form Brentford and Crystal Palace at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday.
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It has been a fantastic second season in the Premier League for Thomas Frank and his Brentford side, as their safety already appears assured. However, they could have their sights set on a bigger prize before the end of the campaign as a finish in one of the European spots looks firmly within reach. Brentford currently sits eighth in the overall standings, and are just four points off fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
The Bees have been in outstanding form over their previous six games, as no side has picked up more points during that period. Brentford has won four games in their last six, but they come into this outing after a draw. However, a lot of positives would have been taken from their controversial 1-1 draw against Arsenal last weekend, and they will be confident of getting maximum points back in front of their home fans this weekend.
Crystal Palace would certainly be one of the sides that I would be most concerned about in the second half of the season. They may sit 13th in the standings, but victories are becoming harder to pick up. They have gone six without a win in the league coming into this fixture, and they now sit just seven points above the drop zone.
The Eagles picked up a third draw in six games last weekend, as they fought back to pick up a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion. The Palace goal in that game was scored by James Tomkins, and it was the only shot on target that they managed in 90 minutes of action.
Brentford vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
This will be the fourth Premier League meeting between the sides this weekend. All three previous top-flight meetings have ended in draws. In all competitions, Palace is winless in their previous three trips to Brentford. Their most recent league win away from home against the Bees came in 1957.
Brentford vs Crystal Palace Prediction
The writing appears to be on the wall this weekend, as Brentford has been in excellent recent form. They have been strong in home fixtures throughout the season, and I would expect them to maintain that advantage at the Community Stadium this weekend.
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