Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Struggling Manchester United will look to give fans some joy when they face Brentford on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend and given their poor defensive display in the Champions League defeat (2-3) to Galatasaray, home win should not be considered. Erik ten Hag, who feels pressure ahead of the visit of Brentford, can’t count on the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Sergio Reguilion, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, and Amad Diallo for Saturday’s encounter.
The Bees, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal ever since key attacker Ivan Toney got suspended. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards at Old Trafford as Manchester United have been struggling at the back of late. The likes of Kevin Schade, Ben Mee, Rico Henry, Shandon Baptiste, and Joshua Da Silva should miss out with injuries for the visiting team, while Mikkel Damsgaard is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
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.