There are only two Premier League fixtures still standing on Sunday afternoon, after several postponements relating to the Queen’s funeral and policing issues. The first match takes place at 12pm from the Brentford Community Stadium and features a London derby between Brentford and Arsenal. We’ve previewed this fixture and provided two best bets for the occasion.
Brentford vs. Arsenal Tips
- Brentford +1 Handicap – Evens
- #PickYourPunt – Gabriel Martinelli to score and Aaron Hickey to be carded – 15/2
Arsenal will be raring to get going again in the Premier League after a disappointing 3-1 loss to Man United last time out. The Gunners Europa League game was postponed on Thursday, so Mikel Arteta’s men will be well rested for this one and eager to retain their spot at the top of the league.
Brentford have had an impressive start to their Premier League campaign and have defied many who predicted they would be amongst the struggles this season. Thomas Frank’s charges have only lost once and are sitting pretty up in 8th – anything they can get here against a strong looking Arsenal would be more than welcomed.
Frank is still without Christian Nørgaard and Ethan Pinnock for this tie but Sergi Canós should be back in contention here.
Emile Smith Rowe and Oleksandr Zinchenko both join the Arsenal injury list after picking up muscle injuries but Thomas Partey is back in full training and will be pushing for a start on Sunday lunchtime.
Brentford +1 Handicap – Evens
As mentioned earlier, Brentford have had a really impressive start, losing just once and had a superb win against Leeds a fortnight ago. Arsenal have been excellent also but I’m going to take the Bees with a goal start to win this one.
#PickYourPunt – Gabriel Martinelli to score and Aaron Hickey to be carded – 15/2
I’ve utilised our #PickYourPunt feature and selected an interesting looking double.
Gabriel Martinelli has been slightly overshadowed by his Brazilian namesake Gabriel Jesus so far this season but still leads the club for goals, shots and shots on target. I’m taking him to pick another goal up here.
Bees right back Aaron Hickey is Martinelli’s direct opponent on Sunday afternoon and I think he’ll find himself in trouble against the elusive wing forward. Hickey has 3 yellows in his last three outings and don’t be surprised to see him get another here.