Brentford Match Preview

West Ham United will be hoping to do a lot better than they did in their last home game when Brentford arrive in East London tonight.

The Bees are one of the sides that David Moyes is yet to beat in the Premier League along with Nottingham Forest and the Scotsman will not want to suffer another defeat as he looks to get the Hammers’ season back up and running.

Having said that, he did steer the club to a first ever top-flight win over Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this season so here’s hoping that he can do the same tonight.

The hosts will be the fresher of the two sides going into the game as they have had a full week to prepare, whereas the Bees have only had five days. They need to make that pay!!!

After Brentford took the lead in the reverse fixture back on November 4, the East Londoners then turned the game on its head to have the half-time advantage. However, in the second-half, the game took a further twist and the home side ended up 3-2 winners.

Moyes and his players will want the fans to play their part under the lights as well, as the atmosphere against AFC Bournemouth back on February 1 was rather flat.

Thomas Frank’s side haven’t been in the greatest of form themselves. Apart from victories over Nottingham Forest back on January 20 and Wolverhampton Wanderers on February 10, they have been sliding down the table and have suffered two defeats to both Liverpool and Manchester City within the last nine days. The Irons will hope that their inconsistent form will continue.

Tomáš Souček may regain his place in midfield and replace the suspended Kalvin Phillips, due to the Manchester City loanee having to serve a one-match suspension after being sent off for the first time in his career, following two yellow cards against Nottingham Forest last time out.

Youngsters Divin Mubama and Oliver Scarles were involved in the development squad’s Premier League International Cup match at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday night and both could once again be named amongst the substitutes here.

The match is an 8pm kick-off and live coverage is being screened by Sky Sports from 7pm. The referee is Simon Hooper.