Brentford have finally returned to the top-flight of English football after a 74-year absence, but what can we expect?

Brentford are in the Premier League for the very first time, after securing promotion via the Championship play-offs last season. Thomas Frank and the Bees are venturing on unchartered territory. It goes without saying that the club’s biggest priority will be to ensure their position in the Premier League for next season, but with a squad filled with a lack of top-flight experience, how will they fare?

If their debut performance against Arsenal is anything to go by, perhaps they’ll be looking even higher! As the 2021/22 Premier League campaign commences, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Brentford – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.

Who is the manager of Brentford?

Thomas Frank replaced Dean Smith as Brentford’s manager in 2018 after previously being an assistant at the Bees from 2016. Since then, he has taken them to the Championship play-offs twice, navigating it successfully on the second attempt. After a very brief playing career which mainly consisted of amateur football, Frank turned his attentions to management relatively early on and will be hoping to make a name for himself in the Premier League.

Who are Brentford’s key players?

Brentford’s star man is without doubt Ivan Toney. Last season in the Championship he netted 31 goals en route to being nominated as the Championship player of the season. Brentford will need their skipper Pontus Jansson to be as effective in the Premier League as he was in the Championship, while his leadership qualities need no justification.

Where is Brentford’s stadium?

The Brentford Community Stadium is situated in Brentford, west London. It has a capacity of 17,250 and is used by both Brentford Football Club as well as the London Irish rugby union team.

When is the next Brentford Premier League game?

Brentford prepare to take on Aston Villa on August 28 in a game which could go either way. Following their impressive start to the season, taking 4 points from a possible 6 and yet to concede a goal, the footballing world eagerly awaits this fixture to see if Brentford can keep up their form.

Brentford’s Premier league fixtures

14/08/202115:00Brentford v Arsenal2-0
21/08/202115:00Crystal Palace v Brentford0-0
28/08/202115:00Aston Villa v Brentford
11/09/202115:00Brentford v Brighton
18/09/202115:00Wolverhampton v Brentford
25/09/202115:00Brentford v Liverpool
02/10/202115:00West Ham United v Brentford
16/10/202115:00Brentford v Chelsea
23/10/202115:00Brentford v Leicester City
30/10/202115:00Burnley v Brentford
06/11/202115:00Brentford v Norwich City
20/11/202115:00Newcastle United v Brentford
27/11/202115:00Brentford v Everton
01/12/202119:45Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford
04/12/202115:00Leeds United v Brentford
11/12/202115:00Brentford v Watford
14/12/202119:45Brentford v Manchester United
18/12/202115:00Southampton v Brentford
26/12/202115:00Brighton v Brentford
28/12/202115:00Brentford v Manchester City
01/01/202215:00Brentford v Aston Villa
15/01/202215:00Liverpool v Brentford
22/01/202215:00Brentford v Wolverhampton
09/02/202220:00Manchester City v Brentford
12/02/202215:00Brentford v Crystal Palace
19/02/202215:00Arsenal v Brentford
26/02/202215:00Brentford v Newcastle United
05/03/202215:00Norwich City v Brentford
12/03/202215:00Brentford v Burnley
19/03/202215:00Leicester City v Brentford
02/04/202215:00Chelsea v Brentford
09/04/202215:00Brentford vWest Ham United
16/04/202215:00Watford v Brentford
23/04/202215:00Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur
30/04/202215:00Manchester United v Brentford
07/05/202215:00Brentford v Southampton
15/05/202215:00Everton v Brentford
22/05/202216:00Brentford v Leeds United

What are the Brentford odds to avoid Premier League relegation?

Even the passionate Brentford fans don’t expect them to win the league this year and the odds of 300/1 reflect that. However, a more realistic proposition for Brentford would be to see them ensuring Premier League survival, and they are priced at 1/3 to do so. Perhaps looking further up the table, the Bees are 5/1 to finish in the top half of the league in what would be a huge achievement for the club. After Ivan Toney’s sensational season in the Championship last year when scoring 31 goals, he is currently priced at 66/1 to win the Golden Boot. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.

What are the odds that Brentford win the next game?

As mentioned, Brentford’s next game is against Aston Villa on August 28. It could be a close affair with Aston Villa evens favorites and Brentford at 27/10 for the win following their impressive early form. You can also find odds at 13/5 for the teams to share the spoils.

What’s the latest Brentford transfer and injury news?

Brentford have signed Frank Onyeka from FC Midtjylland as well as former-Celtic man Kristoffer Ajer, who has helped the Bees keep back-to-back clean sheets. Their main priority will be to keep Ivan Toney on their books after his impressive haul last season. Brentford remain without Josh Dasilva who may well be out for several more months after the hip injury he sustained in February. Mathias Jensen, however, has returned to training and is expected to be in contention to feature this weekend against Aston Villa.