2023-24 Premier League: Week Nine – Brentford vs Burnley

Brentford and Burnley look to bounce back from defeats in a Premier League encounter at Gtech Community Stadium. 

Victory could see Brentford climb into 13th position if results elsewhere swing in their favour.

Burnley can move out of the relegation zone with a win if Luton fail to better their result – although a draw might be enough if Luton and Bournemouth both lose elsewhere.


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Mark Flekken is set to return in goal for Brentford after he missed their defeat at Manchester United due to illness.

Ben Mee (muscle), Ethan Pinnock (Achilles) and Keane Lewis-Potter (calf) are doubtful for selection and face late fitness tests.

Mikkel Damsgaard, Rico Henry (both knee), Shandon Baptiste (shoulder), Josh Dasilva (hamstring), Kevin Schade (adductor) and Ivan Toney (suspnesion) remain absent.

Burnley could be without Jordan Beyer due to a knock which forced him to miss their home loss against Chelsea.

Manuel Benson (ankle), Hjalmar Ekdal (knee), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (muscle) and Nathan Redmond (unspecified) could be available

Michael Obafemi (hamstring) remains absent.


When is Kick-Off?

Brentford face Burnley at Gtech Community Stadium in a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday 21 October, untelevised live in the UK.


Stat Attack

  • Brentford have won one of two previous Premier League meetings against Burnley (W1, L1).
  • Burnley lost their only Premier League visit to Brentford by a 2-0 result in March 2022 (L1).
  • Burnley are yet to be awarded a penalty against Brentford in the Premier League, whereas the Bees have scored from their only spot-kick in this fixture.
  • Brentford are yet to win at home this season in all competitions (D3, L2).
  • Vincent Kompany’s Clarets have scored first in each of the last four matches in which they found the net (W1, D1, L2).



Despite no league wins in six matches and a serious injury crisis on top of Ivan Toney’s absence, Brentford haven’t played too badly despite conceding two injury-time goals against Man Utd, in a game where they played brilliantly aside from poor end product and late defensive errors.

Burnley meanwhile played well in the openining half against Chelsea but after they took the lead, their end product just desserted them whilst their defence was outclassed but they need to take the positives because this is a must-win if they want to keep pace with those above them.

Brentford though have been difficult to beat at home despite taking no home victories – with three draws and one loss in the league, so Burnley will need to be at their best here but if Mee is out then this has to be a chance that Burnley must take otherwise a draw might well be on the cards.

Prediction: Brentford 1-1 Burnley

Result: Brentford 3-0 Burnley

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