Burnley vs Brentford preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Getty/ George Wood - Burnley recently took on Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup Round of 16

Brentford will hope to continue their excellent start to their maiden Premier League campaign as they travel to Burnley on Saturday.

The Bees, 11th place in the League table, could go 11 points clear of Burnley with a win. However, the Clarets are in 18th place, and still have not picked up a victory. 

In their previous league games, Burnley came from behind to take a point against Southampton, while Brentford were defeated by Leicester City. 

Failing to score in seven of their previous 12 games, finding the back of the net had been the issue for Burnley prior to Saturday's draw, yet it was their defensive issues that cost them the three points at St Mary's. In Brentford's game, the Bees came from behind tenaciously to equalise, yet a late lapse in concentration allowed James Maddison to win it for the Foxes. 

Performance-wise, however, Brentford have been far superior to their upcoming opponents so far this campaign, and they will be favourites in this fixture.

Burnley vs Brentford team news

Burnley:

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday's game.

Ben Mee returned from illness to clock up 90 minutes in Wednesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham and is in contention to feature again.

Dale Stephens and Wayne Hennessey are still not match-fit following injury.

Brentford:

Brentford will be without first-choice goalkeeper David Raya. On-loan keeper Alvaro Fernandez is set to be between the sticks in what would be his first Premier League appearance.

Key players Ethan Pinnock and Bryan Mbeumo will both be assessed on Friday ahead of the match, with manager Thomas Frank is hopeful the pair are fit enough.

 

Predicted lineups

Burnley:

Pope, Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Cornet, Rodriguez, Wood

Brentford:

Fernandez, Jorgensen, Jansson, Ajer, Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Jensen, Henry, Toney, Forss

Where to watch

This match will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK. It will be at 15:00 on Saturday, and VAVEL will be providing top coverage online.

Getty/Nathan Stirk - Star man Ivan Toney
Getty/Nathan Stirk - Star man Ivan Toney

One to watch

Brentford star man Ivan Toney is VAVEL's one to watch away at Burnley. Since moving to West London at the start of last season, the striker has been a revelation. Toney is aggressive, powerful, physically strong, but also agile and a gifted striker of the ball. Although he has only scored two this season, Burnley will be the game for him to showcase his true talent.

The 25-year-old is the third most fouled player in the Premier League (23). Opposition players know his ability and Ben Mee and James Tarkowski will certainly be looking to keep him under control.

Stats

  • Brentford have won just one of their last 12 away games against Burnley in all competitions (D5 L6), winning 2-1 in a third-tier match in December 1996. This will be the first ever top-flight meeting between the two sides.
  • Burnley haven't won any of their last five home league games against promoted sides (D3 L2), having won six of their eight such games before this (D2).
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