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Everton vs Brentford preview, team news, tickets, and prediction

Everton have not had the best of seasons so far in the Premier League. The Toffees have been distracted by off-field issues, suffering points deduction earlier in the season for breaching FFP guidelines while their inability to stick the ball in the back of the net has also contributed to their woes this campaign. Likewise, Injury-plagued Brentford are enduring a disappointing campaign in the Premier League this season as they find themselves far off from the levels they reached last season in the PL.

Everton acquired the services of new talents to bolster their ranks, signing Beto from Italian club side Udinese Calcio, Chermiti from Sporting CP, Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal, and Ashley Young and Jack Harrison from Aston Villa and Leeds United respectively on free transfers.

The Toffees also let go of some notable names over the summer with the likes of Moise Kean leaving for Serie A giants Juventus, Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi joining Fulham, and Demarai Gray crossing continents to join Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia. Neal Maupay and Mason Holgate sealed loan moves away to Brentford and Southampton respectively while Tom Davies, Asmir Begovic, and Yerry Mina all departed for Sheffield United, QPR, and Fiorentina respectively on free transfers.

Arrivals into the camp of The Bees during the transfer window include Nathan Collins from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, winger Kevin Schade and goalkeeper Mark Flekken from German Bundesliga side SC Freiburg while Sergio Reguilón and Neal Maupay signed for The Bees on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton respectively.

Top departures from the ranks of The Bees include their starting goalkeeper from last season David Raya who sealed a loan move away to Arsenal, Sergi Canós to Spanish side Valencia, Mads Bidstrup to Red Bull Salzburg, and Pontus Jansson who left for Malmö FF on a free transfer.

Everton have not got going this season in the Premier League. The Merseyside outfit has been plagued by both on-field and off-field challenges and they seem to be folding underneath all the issues. The Toffees suffered a points deduction earlier in the season as a penalty for breaching Financial Fair Play rules, however, their form on the pitch has done little to help their cause. They occupy 16th place on the PL table with 25 points from 28 games. Sean Dyche’s men have been defensively impressive at times this season but their profligacy in front of goal may eventually cost them their premier league status.

The Toffees are winless in their last five Premier League matches, only managing two draws and losing the other three matches. This disappointing run of results started against PL champions Man City in a 2-0 defeat, after which they played out back-to-back 1-1 draws against Crystal Palace and Brighton respectively before suffering consecutive defeats at the hands of West Ham and Man United respectively.

This season in the Premier League, Brentford find themselves in danger of being sucked into relegation waters after a consistent run of poor results all season. The Bees are in 15th position on the league standings after only managing to gather 26 points from 28 matches, recording 7 wins, 5 draws and 16 losses at the time of writing. Brentford have had no issues in front of goal this season, scoring 40 goals already but problems at the back have seen them let in 52 goals to overshadow their efforts up front.

The Bees will be looking to turn their fortunes around as their form in recent weeks has left so much to be desired. They have a disappointing record of four defeats and one draw in their last five Premier League outings. This winless run kickstarted in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of high-flyers Liverpool after another couple of defeats to reigning champions Manchester City and West Ham United followed. An exciting 2-2 draw with Chelsea would have given their fans some hope but a 2-1 defeat in their next match against Arsenal dashed those hopes.

Head-to-head records for this fixture tell us that Everton and Brentford have met each other seven times in the past. Of these seven meetings, The Toffees have won 3 (scoring 12 goals) while The Bees have won 2 (scoring 8 goals).

Match tickets

The epic match at Goodison Park in Liverpool kicks off on Saturday, 27th of April 2024 at 15:00 GMT. 

The 39,572-capacity stadium will host this relegation six-pointer.

Getting tickets for the Everton vs Brentford tickets could take a lot of work given the standard of this game. Hence, you are advised to search ticket reselling sites should they be expectedly sold out on each club’s channels. 

Team news

Line-ups

Beto seems to be favored in attack at the moment and Sean Dyche will be expecting a performance from the Portuguese. Injury absentees for Everton include Idrissa Gana Gueye (groin), Dele Alli (hip), and Arnaut Danjuma (leg).

Everton: Pickford, Mykolenko, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Godfrey, Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil, Doucouré, Beto

The Bees have a long list of players on the sidelines including Sergio Reguilón (hamstring), Rico Henry (knee injury), Kevin Schade (hip), Joshua Dasilva (injured), Ethan Pinnock (ankle), Christian Nørgaard (knock), Bryan Mbeumo (ankle), Ben Mee (ankle), Aaron Hickey (hamstring)

Brentford: Flekken, Zanka, Ajer, Collins, Lewis-Potter, Janet, Nørgaard, Onyeka, Roerslev, Wissa, Toney

Prediction

Everton under Sean Dyche have adopted a direct pattern of play, launching long balls forward from their goalkeeper into their center-forward and hoping to progress quickly into dangerous positions in the opposition box. 

Thomas Frank’s Brentford prefer to attract pressure from their opponents and then counter with a quick break while also possessing great threat from set-piece opportunities. 

Both teams would be looking to get something from the game so we expect them to go all out in this one, making for a really exciting match-up. 

Everton 2-2 Brentford

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