Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Emirates Stadium will host the EFL Cup game between Arsenal and Brentford. The Gunners have been in a thrilling form of late and they surely want to extend their winning run in all competitions to six matches. Unai Emery is obviously doing a good job with the capital club and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting line-up, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Premier League side. Brentford, on the other hand, are fully focused on the Championship and securing promotion to the English top flight, meaning that they should not be too disappointed in case of suffering elimination in the third round of the EFL Cup. In their last meeting in a competitive match (1947) Arsenal defeated Brentford 1-0 in the national championship and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Petr Cech):
Petr Cech is a veteran goalkeeper who plays for Premier League side Arsenal. The experienced goalkeeper used to play for Arsenal’s fierce rivals Chelsea in the past and many people were shocked when he signed a four-year contract with the Emirates Stadium outfit on 29 June, 2015.
Petr Cech was always struggling with injuries, but one definitely marked his career. During the clash between Reading and Chelsea the Czech goalkeeper collided with Stephen Hunt and, as a result, he suffered a skull fracture.
This is the reason he has been forced to wear a protective headgear ever since. Petr Cech won four Premier League trophies with Chelsea, while lifting four FA Cup titles. However, in 2012 Cech won the Champions League trophy with the Blues and that is considered the highlight of his career. Petr is married to Martina Dolejsova (now Cechova) and they have a son Darmian and a daughter Adela.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.