Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Saturday’s football game at Vitality Stadium pits together Bournemouth and Brentford, the two teams who meet for the first time ever in the Premier League. The Cherries have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team sharing the spoils with both Newcastle and Wolverhampton, while beating Nottingham Forest, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the Brentford game. David Brooks remains in the recovery room, while both Pearson and Rothwell are major doubts.
The Bees, on the other hand, continue where they left last season, with the team sitting in top ten ahead of Matchday 9. The capital club aim to make amends for a 3-0 loss to Arsenal, and given Bournemouth’s anything but brilliant home record, we are tempted to put our money Ivan Toney and Co. Defender Ethan Pinnock is rated doubtful, while midfielder Christian Norgaard has yet to recover from an Achilles tendon problem.
Highlighted Player (Ben Pearson):
Ben Pearson is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Preston North End as a midfielder. The 174-cm-tall footballer did not enjoy first-team football with Man Utd and, as a result, he signed a loan deal with Barnsley in the winter of 2015.
Ben Pearson made his professional debut on January 10, 2015 in a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town. Speaking of his first senior goal, Pearson found the net against Port Vale on January 31, 2015. The talented midfielder, who was born in Oldham, England on January 4, 1995, currently plays for Preston North End in the Championship.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. It has to be noted that Ben Pearson represented England U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 teams in international matches. His preferred foot is right.
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.