Both Brentford and Newcastle have just played postponed games in the English Premier League, but they achieved contrasting results. Coach Thomas Frank's team played with great effort against Manchester United but failed to take any points. Marcus Rashford's only goal helped the hosts win 1-0. In fact, Brentford had a few chances in the second half, but David de Gea played exceptionally well, including his save against Kevin Schade in a one-on-one situation. With their loss to MU, Brentford extended their winless streak in the Premier League to 3. Prior to the loss at Old Trafford, they drew with Brighton and Leicester. Thus, the Gtech Community Stadium side has only won 2 out of their last 8 games in the highest football league in England, including losses to Everton and draws against Leicester, two teams currently in the relegation zone.
After a 12-game unbeaten run, including 6 wins and 6 draws, Brentford has begun to falter. The lack of depth in their squad is a reason why the team is struggling. Recent poor results have made it difficult for Brentford to qualify for European football, and they are currently ranked 9th, only 1 point behind Aston Villa in 7th place, but they are facing competition from Liverpool, Fulham and Chelsea as well.
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While Brentford lost 0-1 at MU, Newcastle had a resounding 5-1 victory over West Ham on their home ground. Eddie Howe's team was dominant right from the opening whistle, creating many chances and taking advantage of them well. Callum Wilson, Joelinton and Alexander Isak scored for the away side, helping them leave West Ham with all 3 points. After an unstable period, Newcastle has found inspiration in their style of play. The Magpies are now on a run of 4 consecutive wins in the Premier League, scoring 11 goals and only conceding 3. These good results are helping them climb the table and be in the race for a top 4 spot. Newcastle is currently ranked 3rd with 53 points, the same as MU but ahead on goal difference. The Northeast England team and MU have more advantages than Tottenham in the race for top 4, they are 3 points ahead and have played 1 game less than the "Cockerels".
Brentford is playing very well at home. They have only lost one game, which was against Chelsea. But facing a team in high form like Newcastle will be a tough test for them. The Magpies are likely to continue their unbeaten run and win all 3 points, but it will not be an easy match.
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Predicted scoreline Brentford 0-1 Newcastle Under 2.25 goals
When Brentford play at home against teams that are rated higher, there tend to be few goals scored in the match. The two recent meetings between these teams at Brentford's home ground saw no more than two goals in each match. In their last 12 games, 9 of Brentford's matches have had under 2.25 goals. Similarly, in Newcastle's last 9 games, only a maximum of 2 goals were scored in 6 of those matches. This provides a basis for the belief that the upcoming match will have few goals scored.