Brentford vs. Arsenal Preview (What To Know Before Betting)
Brentford vs. Arsenal
A Premier League showdown unfolds in the EFL Cup’s third round at the Gtech Community Stadium this Wednesday as Brentford welcomes Arsenal for a midweek London derby.
While Arsenal secured a direct path to this stage, Thomas Frank’s squad had a tense penalty shootout victory over Newport County in the second round, making their journey to this matchup more eventful.
In a Premier League clash on Saturday, Everton defender James Tarkowski, facing his former team, played a pivotal role in Brentford’s defeat as the Toffees secured their first top-flight victory of the season in the English capital, leaving the home crowd in disbelief.
Although Mathias Jensen initially equalized Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener with an impressive strike past Jordan Pickford, it was Tarkowski who rose above the rest to head in a corner in the second half, followed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin putting his recent injury troubles behind him with Everton’s third goal.
What to remember – Brentford vs. Arsenal
Despite facing a mounting injury list and anticipating several alterations in their lineup on Wednesday, Brentford’s ability to find the back of the net at the Gtech Stadium remains dependable. This sets the stage for a possible upset against a less-established Arsenal squad.
The EFL Cup might not top Arteta’s list of priorities this season, and in retrospect, some fans may view an early exit as a hidden blessing. Nevertheless, an extensively revamped Arsenal team could exploit Brentford’s fitness issues and defensive vulnerabilities to advance to the fourth round.
Betting tip for Brentford vs. Arsenal
Our expert tipster partners anticipate that there will be fewer than 3.5 goals in this match.