Brentford vs Everton: Premier League Preview, H2H & Predicted Line-ups

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Sunday's Premier League action gets underway at the Brentford Community Stadium as Brentford and Everton go head-to-head in their first league meeting since February 1954.

After an enthralling 3-3 draw away to Newcastle United, the Premier League debutants are now winless in their last five league matches (D1, L4) and this is a good time to bet on Everon winning their away game. You can use this bet365 sign up bonus if you are looking to place a bet this weekend.

Brentford's underwhelming showings across the last five games are a stark contrast to their eye-catching start to their inaugural Premier League campaign (W3, D3, L1).

Regardless of the Bees' dip in form and lacklustre home performances this term, they enter this encounter against an underperforming Everton as pre-match favourites.

With star forwards Demarai Gray and Richarlison set to miss out on the Toffees' must-win trip to London, the visitors' already-softened attack is now more depleted than ever.

Richarlison's five-game suspension, coupled with Gray's injury and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's long-term absence, looks likely to hinder Everton's attempts to snap a six-match winless run in the Premier League.

Brentford vs Everton Head-to-Head

Everton have registered three victories across their last four league encounters against Brentford (L1), but it's nothing more than pure statistics coming into this match.

The sides last met in league football over 50 years ago, while their most recent competitive H2H dates back to September 2010, when the Toffees suffered a shocking Carabao Cup elimination via penalties. 

Now would be a perfect time for the Merseyside outfit to get their vengeance and escape from a mid-table lethargy that threatens to consume under-pressure manager Rafael Benitez.

Brentford in steady decline

Brentford announced themselves to the Premier League with a return of three clean sheets and just two goals conceded across their opening five top-flight fixtures.

However, the Bees have since failed to register a single shutout in seven league matches, conceding an average of 2.1 goals per game. 

Particularly vulnerable before half-time, they have let in a league-high 11 first-half goals this season, which stands for 65% of the total Premier League goals they've conceded so far (17).

What's more, since beating Arsenal 2-0 in their first-ever Premier League outing at the Brentford Community Stadium, Thomas Frank's men have lost four of their subsequent five home league matches (D1). 

Brentford's noticeable decline should provide Everton with a prime opportunity to get their topsy-turvy Premier League campaign back on the rails.

Benitez running out of time

Having won three of his first four Premier League fixtures in charge of Everton (D1), the opinion-splitting manager Rafa Benitez has picked up just one triumph in his last eight league matches (D2, L5).

A humiliating 3-0 away defeat at the hands of Manchester City last time out saw the Toffees slide to 11th in the Premier League standings, raising concerns over the Merseysiders' ability to compete for European promotion.

Seemingly unable to cope with the pressure, Everton have registered just one triumph in eight top-flight matches they started as outsiders so far this term.

But based on their recent fortunes in London, this could be the best chance for Benitez's team to get back to winning ways in quite some time.

They have won five of their last six Premier League games in London, as many victories as across their 32 top-flight visits to the capital beforehand.

The clock is ticking for Benitez, and another failed attempt to capture the three points against the league newcomers could spell the end for his brief managerial career at Goodison Park.

Brentford vs Everton Predicted Line-ups

Brentford (3-5-2): Alvaro Fernandez; Mads Roerslev, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Sergi Canos, Vitaly Janelt, Christian Norgaard, Saman Ghoddos, Henry; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney.

Everton (4-1-4-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne; Anthony Gordon, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan, Iwobi; Andros Townsend; Salomon Rondon.

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