The unrelenting Premier League schedule continues on Friday, as West Ham United look for a much-needed victory in the English top-flight. Brentford will be the visitors to the London Stadium, as they look to extend their four-game unbeaten run.
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There will be a fascinating fixture at the London Stadium on Friday, as West Ham United look to build momentum in the final days of 2022. The Hammers have endured a miserable campaign to this point, as they sit 16th in the standings. They are currently just a point above the drop zone, and they come into this home match having lost their previous four.
There were signs of a recovery in their previous fixture, as they started well against Arsenal. West Ham took a 1-0 lead in that fixture following a Said Benrahma penalty in the 27th minute. However, they were helpless in the second period, as a free-throwing Gunners managed to turn the game on its head with three goals in 17 minutes. But, David Moyes will be in desperate need of a return to winning ways on Friday.
Brentford have enjoyed a steady second season in the Premier League this term, as they currently sit tenth in the overall standings. In fact, victory on Friday could see them move up to ninth in the table. The Bees come into this fixture having lost just once in their previous six, while they are unbeaten in their previous four.
However, they would have likely been disappointed with the outcome of their fixture on Boxing Day, as they surrendered a 2-0 lead against Tottenham Hotspur. Vitaly Janelt scored the opening goal after 15 minutes, before Ivan Toney doubled the advantage early in the second half. However, Spurs rescued a point after scoring twice in the final half an hour.
West Ham vs Brentford Head to Head
West Ham is winless in their previous two matches against Brentford, with their only win against the Bees in the last three coming in a 4-0 success in April 1993. Brentford did the double over the Hammers last season, as they secured a 2-1 win at the London Stadium.
West Ham vs Brentford Prediction
Brentford has been in excellent form over recent months, and they could look good value to record an away win on Friday. We could see Toney once again getting on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win for the Bees.
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