Brentford vs Lille Predictions

Brentford vs Lille predictions for this friendly pre-season that will be played on Saturday afternoon at the Gtech Community Stadium. Will the Bees prevail over the French powerhouse? Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Brentford vs Lille Predictions




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An Exciting Pre-Season Friendly

Key Stats
– Brentford have failed to secure a single victory in their four pre-season friendlies, reflecting a struggle to find form.
– Lille’s Jonathan David has been a standout performer, scoring four goals in a single game against Cercle Brugge.
– Both teams have shown defensive vulnerabilities, with Brentford conceding 46 goals last season and Lille conceding 44, adding to the anticipation of a high-scoring game.

The Gtech Community Stadium is set to be the host for a thrilling pre-season encounter as winless Brentford take on the fierce French side Lille on Saturday. While Brentford’s struggles persist with the team failing to secure a win in their four friendly matches, Lille have been exuding confidence with a mostly successful run. What lies ahead for both sides? 

Brentford’s Battle for Redemption

Brentford’s recent track record leaves much to be desired. Their most recent clash was a thrilling 3-3 draw against Aston Villa in the United States. This draw added to their previous back-to-back defeats against Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion. The highlight of the match against Aston Villa was the sensational five goals scored before half-time, but it only added to the woes of Brentford’s winless run.

Key Players and Strategy

Bryan Mbeumo and Josh Dasilva’s early goals were undermined by Aston Villa’s quick response. The last-minute goal by Shandon Baptiste did ensure a point for Brentford, but the absence of star player Ivan Toney due to suspension continues to be a concern.

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Brentford’s upcoming Premier League fixtures are against London-based teams, so there’s no immediate stress from long-distance travel. However, their failure to secure a win, even in a 1-1 draw against Boreham Wood, hints at underlying issues.

Squad Concerns

David Raya’s potential move to Arsenal and Christian Norgaard’s injury add to the worries, putting pressure on the likes of Mbeumo and Kevin Schade to provide the goals. Brentford’s statistics in the last season reflect an average performance, ranking 9/20 in the competition with an average BettingTips4You rating of 6.86.

Lille’s Promising Performance

In stark contrast to Brentford, Paulo Fonseca’s Lille have been impressive in their pre-season, showcasing a winning streak until the unexpected 2-1 loss against Empoli. This loss doesn’t take away from their brilliant performances against Dunkerque, Cercle Brugge, and Le Havre, where Jonathan David’s four goals against Brugge were particularly awe-inspiring.

Team Composition and New Arrivals

Despite losing recognisable players like Jonathan Bamba, Jose Fonte, and Timothy Weah, Lille continues to show strength. The addition of Samuel Umtiti and the emergence of Icelandic youngster Hakon Arnar Haraldsson, who has scored five times in pre-season, make Lille a formidable opponent.

Lille’s statistics in Ligue 1 reflect a more dominant performance than Brentford, ranking 7/20 with an average BettingTips4You expert rating of 6.90.

1. Match Outcome Prediction: Draw

Given Brentford’s struggles, a win seems unlikely. Lille, though mostly successful in their friendlies, did slip against Empoli. Therefore, a hard-fought draw seems the most probable outcome.

2. Correct Score Prediction: 2-2

With both teams showcasing an ability to score but also having defensive vulnerabilities, a 2-2 draw would be a justified prediction. Brentford’s recent high-scoring draw and Lille’s attacking prowess add weight to this prediction.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Bryan Mbeumo

Considering Brentford’s reliance on Mbeumo for goals and his active participation in pre-season matches, he stands a good chance to score in this game. For Lille, Jonathan David’s exceptional form might continue, but Mbeumo’s necessity for Brentford makes him the focal point.




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