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Match Preview: West Brom

All the info ahead of tomorrow's game against The Baggies

15 March 2019

The Opposition

West Brom will be heading into this game with a view of maintaining their place in the play-off places. They will be hoping a to get the win as that could potentially get them closer to the top two in the league to get automatic promotion. A year ago, they were at the bottom of the premier league with no hope, now they look ready to fight it out to get back to the top flight.

On Wednesday, West Brom swept aside Swansea City in the league, beating them 3-0 at the Hawthorns. Chris Brunt, Mason Holgate and Jay Rodriguez were all on target against 15th-place City. That win ended a three-game winless run for West Brom.

Their top goal-scorer this season is currently former Southampton player Rodriguez who has notched 18 goals and provided five assists. Another to look out for is Dwight Gayle who has notched 16 goals with two assists.

With Darren Moore vacating the post just last week, it's unsure how James Shan will line his boys up at Griffin Park. It will most likely bear a resemblance to the team from their midweek win.

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Team News

Thomas Frank confirmed earlier this week that Brentford will miss goalkeeper Dan Bentley for this weekend's match. Fullback Rico Henry continues to struggle with a foot injury, while Lewis Macleod is edging closer to a return to full fitness.

The Baggies have concerns over the fitness of Craig Dawson and Mason Holgate, both subbed against Swansea on Wednesday night. Both look likely to play a part in TW8. Matt Phillips missed the City game with an ankle problem, but could feature this weekend. 

Tosin Adarabioyo has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and Kieran Gibbs is also definitely out of contention. 

The Manager

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James Shan, 40, stepped in following the sacking of Darren Moore last Saturday and steered West Brom to a 3-0 victory over Swansea on Wednesday night. Working his way up through the ranks, he made the step up to the first team permanantly in the 2017-2018 campaign.

After working together with the academy for over seven years he has a very close relationship with the staff at The Hawthorns. He joined the Club as an under-7s coach in 2006, James went on to manage the under-18s and more recently the Baggies Premier League 2 side. One of Jame’s greatest achievements is that he is known for nurturing young talents such as Sam Field, Chris Wood, Saido Berahino and Isaiah Brown; making them into Premier League players.

We Meet Again

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Match Coverage

Mark Burridge will be bringing you commentary on Matchday Live from 2.30pm at Griffin Park. He'll be joined on the gantry by former Bee Marcus Gayle and Brentford aficionado Nathan Caton.

Download the Official Brentford FC App to get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views and reaction from the game. Visit the Play Store or iTunes App Store now to download. 

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Match Reports

Brentford 0 West Bromwich Albion 1

Bees home run ends as West Brom take the points

16 March 2019

Brentford were beaten at home for the first time for more than three months as promotion-chasing West Bromwich Albion took the points in a game decided by a single goal. A solo effort from Kyle Edwards settled the contest in favour of the visitors, who are set for the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs, at least, when the season comes to an end in May. It was a goal worthy of winning any game and gave the visitors all three points.

It was a game where conditions played a huge part. Brentford had almost complete control in the first half when they played with a strong wind mostly in their favour but struggled against the same wind after falling behind. The Bees had chances before the break but couldn’t get ahead and when West Brom took their chance after the break, that got them the win as they became the first team to leave Griffin Park with three points since Swansea City in early December.

The visitors probably started slightly the brighter. With a strong wind swirling around inside Griffin Park, conditions were difficult but West Brom were the first team to get the ball on the floor and build attacking moves. They created nothing of note in the opening exchanges, but their interplay and movement gave an indication of the threat posed and they delivered some dangerous dead balls that Brentford had to defend well.

Despite a good start from the visitors, the first chances of the game went Brentford’s way and Sam Johnstone was the busier goalkeeper in the first quarter of the contest. After a spell of possession, Romain Sawyers played a pass and Saïd Benrahma burst in to space before stinging the palms of Johnstone with a low shot. When Sawyers was on the end of a similar move soon after, getting on to a Henrik Dalsgaard pass, his cross-cum-shot was pushed out by Johnstone.

Johnstone also saved low to his left from a Benrahma snapshot after a cross had been half cleared before a Sergi Canós shot was deflected away for a corner. Johnstone had to be brave to save at the feet of Benrahma when it looked like he would get on to a Dalsgaard pass but was indebted to his defenders and some fortune soon after. A corner was worked low and Canós spun before crossing for Julian Jeanvier, the shot looked set for the net but pinballed around as defenders flew in and eventually went behind for a goal kick. The ball may have come last off Neal Maupay but the West Brom goal was leading a charmed life.

And that continued as the half wore on. Sawyers and Kamohelo Mokotjo in the centre of midfield began to take command of the game. They were pressed hard but with Ezri Konsa and Yoann Barbet joining in they were able to play through. Dalsgaard, on the right, was a constant threat with Conor Townsend unsure how to cope with him and Canós, and Jay Rodriguez offering no defensive support.

The Bees should probably have been ahead by the break but were unable to turn territory and shots in to a goal. Johnstone saved well to his left when Barbet let fly from distance and Maupay was crowded out by Craig Dawson when he tried to convert a Benrahma cross. The resulting corner was played deep and worked by Sawyers to Dalsgaard, the cross reached Jeanvier and he got a shot away that hit a well-positioned Johnstone, albeit he knew very little about it.

Edwards shot over for the visitors when they had got the ball to him after Brentford had twice failed to spring a counter-attack from a corner and Luke Daniels then got down well to hold on to a fierce cross-cum-shot from Mason Holgate. Rodriguez also saw a shot blocked but Brentford had the initiative, albeit they were probably helped by having the wind slightly in their favour before the break. Benrahma saw a shot blocked for The Bees before Johnstone saved a Barbet free kick high to his right.

But any momentum Brentford had at half time was reversed six minutes after the break when West Brom took the lead. It came from a Brentford attack with Canós breaking down the field, but he was held up by Ahmed Hegazi and the pass to Mokotjo went astray. The visitors released Edwards just inside the Brentford half and he set off, he raced towards goal, weaved in to the box, past Barbet and Jeanvier and slotted home. It was a superb goal, but one Brentford will feel should never have come about.

The Bees had started the second half well and Moses Odubajo fired in to the side netting after getting on to a Sawyers pass but the goal invigorated the visitors and they pushed on. Rodriguez fired wide when Odubajo headed a cross in to his path and Dawson then went for goal from long-range, trying to catch Daniels out, but missed the target. Dwight Gayle had a sight of goal when a long ball dropped to him 15 yards out, but his effort deflected wide off Konsa.

Daniels saved from Hegazi when a corner was half cleared and then held on to a low Chris Brunt effort before making a fine low stop from a Gayle free kick. There was then a fine save by the Brentford goalkeeper from a Brunt effort and when Dawson tapped in, he was adjudged offside and the goal ruled out. Hegazi looked well place to head in a Brunt corner as the minutes ticked down but nodded wide only for referee Andrew Madley to award a corner.

Brentford’s attacking instinct had not been curbed after the break, they were just up against a more potent force. The Bees looked to go forward in the same way they did in the first period and created chances. They built play patiently when they could and looked to get wing backs Odubajo and Dalsgaard in behind on the flanks. But Johnstone and his defenders were standing firm.

There was a superb block from Townsend when Canós got in to the box on the left side and let fly with a shot that looked set to severely test Johnstone. Canós was then denied by Johnstone after Benrahma got away from Dawson on the left and an Odubajo shot hit Ollie Watkins as it flew towards goal. Watkins then had a shot blocked after Dalsgaard nodded in to his path as time started to run out for Brentford.

The best opening for The Bees came when Odubajo got away on the left and saw a cross blocked, his second attempt beat Johnstone but eluded Maupay inside the six-yard box and Hegazi cleared. But playing against the wind, and against a team with a lead to hold on to, Brentford were finding it hard to build any momentum. They tried to play through, but the visitors pressed high and stopped them making progress and long balls were being returned by the conditions.

Brentford made changes to try and find a way back in to the game. Josh Dasilva and Emiliano Marcondes joined Watkins in entering the fray and there was a change in shape with Odubajo withdrawn. But there were few chances. The organisation of the visitors, coupled with the conditions, meant Brentford offered little and Daniels had to save a Gayle free kick late on. When Brentford did get bodies in to the box at the death Jeanvier was unable to reach a Benrahma cross to head in and West Brom had the win.

Brentford: Daniels; Konsa, Jeanvier, Barbet; Dalsgaard, Sawyers, Mokotjo (sub Dasilva 83 mins), Odubajo (sub Marcondes 83 mins); Canós (sub Watkins 69 mins), Maupay, Benrahma

Subs (not used): Gunnarsson, McEachran, Sørensen, Forss

Bookings: Odubajo (58 mins) (third of season), Jeanvier (65 mins) (third of season)

West Bromwich Albion: Johnstone; Holgate, Dawson, Hegazi, Townsend; Brunt; Edwards (sub Robson-Kanu 74 mins), Johansen, Morrison (sub Livermore 80 mins), Rodriguez; Gayle

Subs (not used): Bond, Bartley, Mears, Barry, Murphy

Bookings: Gayle (33 mins)

Attendance: 11,488 (1,598 away fans)

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Ticket News

Tickets for today’s game are still available

Join us this afternoon when we face West Bromwich Albion

16 March 2019

The Bees welcome promotion contenders, West Bromwich Albion to Griffin Park this afternoon and tickets are still available. Tickets are currently from £30 Adults, £24 Seniors, £22 Young Persons and only £8 Juniors. Give Thomas Frank and the lads the true meaning of a home advantage and join us today.

We expect queues at the Ticket Office and Collections today, buy your tickets online and print at home to save time today.

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Please note: you may already have an account with us, simply enter your email address here to activate yours and we will send you a new password. If you create a new account, your ticketing history will not show and therefore will not allow you to buy tickets for this game.

ON SALE DATES

  • Club Members: Wednesday 6 February, 4pm (one per person)
    Please note: Members need to login to their ticketing account to get their membership discount and priority access. Read more here. Members are now able to upload their own Match Ticket to their Brentford Card and additional tickets will be issued as ‘Print at Home’. Read more here.
  • Season Ticket Holders: Friday 8 February, 4pm (three per person)
  • Club Members additional tickets: Friday 8 February, 4pm (three per person)
  • Previous ticket purchasers: Monday 11 February, 4pm (four per person)
    Please note: this game won't go back on General Sale.

TICKET ACCESS POINTS

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Become an Adult Club Member now and save £5 off your Match Ticket, join online here.

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Matchday prices

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand
(B300, B301, B305)
30 24 22 8
Braemar Road Stand
(All other blocks)
35 29 27 8
New Road Stand
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
30 24 22 8
New Road Stand
(All other blocks)
35 29 27 8
Ealing Road Terrace 30 24 22 8

All prices exclude booking fees:

  • No booking fees for online purchases at tickets.brentfordfc.com
  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone

How to buy tickets

Buy online

7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Save on fees

  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • In person from the Ticket Office, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Group bookings can be made here
  • Disabled fans by phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

If you are buying from overseas - tickets will not be sent in the post. You need to choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.

Matchday Info

Supporters with Junior, Young Person and Senior tickets are reminded to bring ID to the stadium in the event of being asked for proof of age when entering the ground. Ages are as follows:

  • Juniors – under 18 (as of the 1 August)
  • Young Persons - 18-24 (as of the 1 August)  
  • Seniors – over 65 (as of the 1 August) 

Where a Season Ticket Holder forgets their Brentford Card they will be required to pay a £5 admin fee. Replacement Brentford Cards can be arranged at the Ticket Office. Valid ID must be shown and admin cost of £10 applies.

Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP are required to purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or Junior), the carer will receive a complimentary ticket.

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

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