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Brentford Vs Arsenal Prediction, Odds And Team News

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Brentford Vs Arsenal Prediction, Odds And Team News

The first game of the new Premier League season will see Arsenal clash with London rivals Brentford on Friday night as the Bees prepare for their first game back in the top flight since 1947.

For manager Thomas Frank, it will be a highly momentous occasion which will see his side perform against Mikel Arteta's men at a sold-out Brentford Community Stadium.

With defence at the forefront of operations for both sides, Kristoffer Ajer joins the Bees from Celtic, while Ben White looks set to justify his £50m price tag following his move from Brighton & Hove Albion to the Gunners.

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Brentford beat Swansea City 2-0 in the Championship play-off final
Brentford beat Swansea City 2-0 in the Championship play-off final

After experiencing their worst-ever start to a Premier League season in 2020/21, Arteta's side will be in the hunt of European football after missing out last term.

As for Brentford, much of the pressure will fall on the shoulders of their prolific striker in Ivan Toney, who proved vital to spurring Frank's team to promotion.

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Ahead of the game, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Brentford vs Arsenal to get your teeth stuck into.

Brentford vs Arsenal betting tips & predictions

Brentford are 10/3 to win, with Arsenal priced at 17/20 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 5/2.

Prediction: 1-1 (11/2)

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Half-Time/Full-Time: Brentford/Draw (14/1)

Brentford's first-ever Premier League fixture has the makings of a memorable night, in part because Frank's side will not fear an Arsenal side who remain in transition under Arteta.

We're backing the Bees to head into the break in the lead, before Arsenal snatch an equaliser at the death to spare their blushes.

Basically, we reckon 14/1 is far too juicy of a price to miss tonight.

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Brentford will not fear an Arsenal side who remain in transition under Mikel Arteta
Brentford will not fear an Arsenal side who remain in transition under Mikel Arteta

Both teams to score: Yes (4/5)

Brentford are very much an unknown factor heading into the new Premier League campaign, which sees them playing in the top flight for the first time since the 1946/47 season.

As you can imagine, tonight's game is expected to be an end-to-end affair and we're backing both teams to score tonight.

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The Bees are very much an unknown factor heading into the new Premier League campaign
The Bees are very much an unknown factor heading into the new Premier League campaign

First Goalscorer: Ivan Toney (9/2)

Breaking the Championship goalscoring record, Toney scored a staggering 31 goals for Brentford last season.

The 25-year-old striker also scored from the spot in the playoff final as the Bees beat Swansea City 2-0 at Wembley Stadium to get promoted to the Premier League.

We're backing Toney to continue that fine form in the Premier League and reckon he could very well draw first blood against the Gunners this evening.

Ivan Toney scored 31 goals for Brentford in the Championship last season
Ivan Toney scored 31 goals for Brentford in the Championship last season

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Brentford team news

In a huge boost for new boys Brentford, Toney has been confirmed as fit and ready for the Premier League opener.

However, former Arsenal youngster Josh Dasilva has been ruled out with a hip problem in the Bees' only real setback.

Arsenal team news

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will miss Arsenal's opening game of the Premier League season tonight.

According to The Athletic, both forwards are not available for Friday's game against Brentford as they are both unwell.

The Gunners will also be without Thomas Partey after the midfielder picked up an injury in the pre-season loss to Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Ben White and Albert Sami Lokonga look poised to make their debuts.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will miss tonight's game through illness
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will miss tonight's game through illness

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Brentford, Premier League, Arsenal

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