It still looks set to be a challenging end to the season for Everton, and there will be extra emphasis on their home form when it comes to their chances of staying in the division. In-form Brentford are the visitors to Goodison Park this weekend, as they look for a fourth win in seven league matches.
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Sean Dyche’s arrival is yet to completely work for Everton, as they still find themselves in the bottom three places of the Premier League standings. They missed a golden opportunity to move away from the bottom three last weekend, as they could only play out a 2-2 draw at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest. However, they could yet move out of the relegation spots with a victory this weekend, as they are just a point behind Leeds United.
But, Everton comes into this match having failed to win in their last three matches in the Premier League. Over that period, they have suffered two defeats, while they have also lost three of their last five. Home form will be crucial toward their chances of staying in the division this term.
Brentford is a side currently enjoying their football in the Premier League, as they comfortably sit in the top half of the Premier League standings. The Bees come into this fixture having gone six without defeat, with three wins being picked up over that period.
Brentford was excellent in their latest match, as they battled to a 3-2 win over local rivals Fulham. Ivan Toney, Ethan Pinnock, and Mathias Jensen scored the goals in that compelling fixture. The win means that Brentford now sit ninth in the standings, but a victory could see them end the upcoming weekend as high as seventh in the table.
Everton vs Brentford Head to Head
The previous meeting between the sides this term ended in a 1-1 draw. Prior to that, Brentford had picked up back-to-back wins in the only other two matches between the sides. This exact fixture last season was won 3-2 by the Bees.
Everton vs Brentford Prediction
Everton showed a little more in the final third last weekend, but they are unlikely to get the same number of chances against an in-form Brentford on Saturday. We have been extremely impressed by the Bees this season, and a second straight win could be a likely result at Goodison.
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