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Match Preview: Brentford vs Southampton

All the build-up to this afternoon's Saints clash

6 May 2022

It's time for our penultimate home game of the campaign, Southampton the visitors to the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon. We're separated by just goal difference from the Saints with three left to play. Find all the build-up to the big game below as we look for a third home win in four.



Southampton have had an inconsistent campaign which means they come to TW8 tomorrow in 15th place with 40 points from their 35 matches so far.

Pressure appeared to be building on Ralph Hasenhüttl after just three wins in 17 to begin the campaign. However, their 3-2 Boxing Dav victory over West Ham United led to Southampton's most profitable spell of the season. They picked up 18 points in that nine-game run, lifting them into the top half at the end of February. 

However, their form has deserted them again since them. Aside from a 1-0 home victory against Arsenal, they are winless in their last nine, losing six of them. In that run they've conceded 21 goals, including six to Chelsea and four to Aston Villa.

Thomas Frank described James Ward-Prowse (below) as the world's best free-kick specialist ahead of January's meeting at St Mary's with the midfielder leading Southampton's scoring charts with nine, a Premier League high five of which have come from dead-ball situations.

While they might not have the points to show for it, Southampton have performed well on their travels this season. Only Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal average more shots per game away from home (12.9) while only the Premier League's top three give away fewer shots on goal (12.5) on the road. 



When asked for Hot Off The Press how Southampton will line up, The Athletic's Dan Sheldon, said: "I would imagine they would stick with their preferred 4-2-2-2 system. I can’t see why Ralph would want to go to a back three with wing-backs against Brentford; he didn’t do that in the previous game where Southampton were very good value and won comfortably"


Thomas Frank has ruled out Zanka (adductor) for the rest of the season while Ethan Pinnock, Sergi Canos (both hamstring), Saman Ghoddos, and Frank Onyeka (both ankle) will also miss out tomorrow. 

Southampton's only absentee will be Tino Livramento, who is set to miss the rest of 2022 with a knee injury.


  • Southampton have won their last two Premier League matches in London, beating both West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur by a 3-2 scoreline. Saints haven’t won three consecutive top-flight matches in the capital since March 1985.
  • Brentford have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Premier League home matches. They could become just the fourth side to record a shutout in four consecutive home matches this term after Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
  • Ivan Toney has 12 Premier League goals for Brentford this season. The last player to score more for a side in that club’s maiden Premier League campaign was DJ Campbell for Blackpool in 2010/11 (13).
  • James Ward-Prowse has been involved in 14 Premier League goals this season (9 goals, 5 assists), his second-best return in the competition after his 15 last term. His 68 chances created in 2021/22 is also his most in a single PL campaign.



Ralph Hasenhüttl took the top job at St Mary's in December 2018 after two successful years with Red Bull Leipzig. Prior to his spell with RB, which included a second-place Bundesliga finish during their first campaign back in the top flight, he earned promotions from the German third tier with VfR Aalen and second tier with FC Ingolstadt 04. He led The Saints away from the drop zone during his first months in charge, finishing 16th. His first full season saw The Saints achieve their best points total in four years, Hasenhüttl winning the Premier League Manager of the Month award for July, while last year Southampton ended the campaign in 15th.

Hasenhüttl's playing career took him from his native Austria to Germany, via Belgium. He won three consecutive Austrian Bundesliga titles, and two Austrian Cups, in the early 1990s with Austria Wien. The striker moved to Austria Salzburg in 1994, where he won another Bundesliga title as well as an Austrian Super Cup. In 1996, Hasenhüttl moved abroad, with spells at Mechelen and Lierse in Belgium before signing for 1. FC Köln in 1998. His two years at Köln brought just three goals as he finished his career with SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Bayern Munich II. Hasenhüttl played eight times for the Austria national team, scoring three goals.


Ralph Hasenhuttl told "In the first year, when you see since I have been here, from the three promoted teams, there is usually one that has been high-flying. Last year it was Leeds, before that it was Sheffield United. This season it is Brentford. They have had some tough moments, but they have had some very good results, especially at home, and shown some very intense games. They are absolutely in the position they have to be, in the middle of the table, it is a big success for them"



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Referee: Michael Salisbury

Assistant Referees: Lee Betts and Mark Scholes

Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss

Video Assistant Referee: Lee Mason

Additional Video Assistant Referee: Wade Smith

Southampton 21/22

382 fouls - Third-most in Premier League

59 yellow cards - 9th in Premier League

2 red card - 4th-most in Premier League 


There are no trains on Saturday between Clapham Junction and Kew Bridge. Kew Bridge will be very congested post-match with only one platform open serving out of town trains. Please consider alternative routes away from the ground.

There are extra services before (12.35pm) and after the game (5.40pm) from Kew Bridge to Woking, calling at Brentford, Hounslow, Feltham, Staines and Virginia Water.


This afternoon's game is live around the world via the Premier League's broadcast partners. Click here to see if it is on where you are

The only way to follow in the UK is on BeesPlayer as Karleigh Osborne joins Mark Burridge for live commentary.

Wherever you are around the globe, you can always keep across the action on our Twitter and Instagram feeds.

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Match Reports

Brentford 3 Southampton 0

Three goals and three points for Bees

7 May 2022

Two goals in 90 first half seconds set Brentford on their way to a fine 3-0 win over Southampton. Pontus Jansson and Yoane Wissa both found the net in quick succession as The Bees took control of an entertaining contest. When the game settled down, Brentford had the upper hand and Kristoffer Ajer added a third late on.

It was a comprehensive victory for Brentford, who had the better of a helter-skelter first half and then dominated the second. Southampton had their chances, particularly before the interval, but Brentford never looked like losing after their quickfire double. The late third goal gave the score line the gloss it probably deserved.

Brentford forced the visitors back from kick off, winning a throw in deep in Southampton territory within the first 20 seconds. Mads Bech propelled that in to the penalty area and when Wissa nodded it back, Christian Nørgaard was just unable to reach it. That set the tone for the opening exchanges. Brentford pushed bodies forward, forced the visitors to defend and went for the jugular. With Southampton also starting with an attacking mindset, it was an entertaining start to the contest.

Nørgaard was in action at the other end, blocking a shot from Stuart Armstrong, and Romain Perraud cut in off the left before firing in to the side netting as Southampton showed their attacking instinct. Armando Broja also forced David Raya in to a mistake early on, with his kick only reaching Nathan Redmond, deep in Brentford territory. Raya was forced in to a save but the offside flag was up anyway.

Despite that spell from the visitors, Brentford soon took control of the midfield, and then of the game. Nørgaard and Christian Eriksen linked well in midfield and Brentford’s attacking trio of Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo, either side of Ivan Toney, began to get on the ball. Chances came, and goals followed.

A fine move down the left saw Mbeumo release Rico Henry on the overlap. His ball flew across the six-yard box, and no-one could force it home, with Mathias Jensen getting slightly ahead of it at the far post and being unable to adjust his feet. Wissa got on to a Toney flick soon after and cut inside, seeing a weak shot saved, with Mbeumo waiting for a pass. Eriksen fired a snapshot over soon after.

Brentford looked set to score when Nørgaard released Mbeumo in the inside right channel and he tried to square it to Wissa in front of goal. But the pass lacked the required power and Jan Bednarek made an interception. The Bees did not, however, have to wait long. Eriksen delivered the corner and Toney pulled in to space at the far post. He took a touch and drilled in a cross that Jansson poked home from close range. Toney’s ball needed any sort of touch and as the ball flew past Fraser Forster and in to the net.

It only took seconds for one to become two. Brentford won the ball from kick-off and Wissa fed Eriksen. Eriksen burst through the middle only to be felled by a defender. Referee Michael Salisbury played advantage as Wissa picked up the loose ball. He strode to the edge of the box and curled a shot out of the reach of Forster and in to the net. Two goals in a little over 90 seconds had given The Bees control of the game.

Southampton may have been rocked by the double strike but decided attack was the best way for them to respond. They pushed men forward and went looking for a goal. Broja saw a shot blocked before Raya got down well to hold on to a smashed ball from Stuart Armstrong, after he had burst in to the penalty area on the Southampton right. They almost scored when Kyle Walker-Peters got on to a deep ball and nodded it across the six-yard box. No Southampton player could get to it and Ajer prevented Broja getting a vital touch.

With Southampton pushing forward, there was also space for Brentford and Henry won a free kick that almost created a third goal. Eriksen delivered it to the far post and Toney volleyed it back across. It beat Forster and Wissa looked set to convert but was unable to get the right contact under pressure and the ball flew over the crossbar.

Southampton were hunting a goal and spent most of the second half of the first period with the initiative, creating the better chances. Adam Armstrong was unable to convert a cross from the left and when the ball came back to James Ward-Prowse, his curling shot was saved by Raya. Broja headed wide and Walker-Peters did likewise as the game continued to be incredibly open.

Ward-Prowse hit a free kick from 18 yards in to a defensive wall and Brentford immediately went on the counter-attack with Jensen clearing. Eriksen strode forward and found Toney in the inside right channel. He had space to shoot, and the low effort needed saving by Forster low down. It looped up and Mbeumo tried to convert but was unable to control his effort.

Broja headed over the crossbar and then saw a shot saved by Raya and The Bees had a lucky escape just before the interval. Eriksen tried to play a ball forward only to see it blocked and fall in to the path of Adam Armstrong, who only had Raya to beat. The shot whistled past Raya’s right hand and in to the net, but the offside flag was up and Video Assistant Referee Lee Mason confirmed the goal should not stand.

From it almost being 2-1, Brentford could have ended the half with a third goal. Toney volleyed a deep free kick over the crossbar for The Bees and there was another opening just before the break. The Bees turned the ball over in Southampton territory and Eriksen found Mbeumo on the right. His low cross was set to be turned home by Wissa before a defender intervened. Southampton cleared the corner and got to the break only two behind.

The first half had been a frantic, helter-skelter contest that could have produced many more than the two goals it did. The second started a fraction slower but was soon producing chances. Eriksen fired a free kick over the crossbar for The Bees before a lucky ricochet appeared to put Broja through on goal. Broja tried to round Raya, but the ball ran away and Brentford cleared. Southampton appealed that Raja had fouled Broja, but nothing was given.

Nørgaard headed a deep corner back, which Southampton had to scramble away, and Toney was just beaten to a ball forward by Forster soon after. Redmond cut inside and lashed over at the other end, but Brentford appeared to have control. A pass from Toney released Wissa in the left channel and his cross was heading for Jensen unmarked ten yards out before Bednarek intervened.

As the second half continued, Brentford were content to keep the ball. They spent long periods with the ball, pulling Southampton around and waiting for opportunities to spring with pace. Toney turned well in the penalty area when he got on to an Eriksen pass. The shot was blocked, and Wissa could not get on to the loose ball. The resulting corner was nodded wide by Nørgaard.

Raya had to save an effort from Mohamed Elyounoussi and then a curling effort from Stuart Armstrong. Ward-Prowse also hit a free kick in to a defensive wall and watched as it deflected wide. At the other end, a long throw from Bech caused chaos for The Bees. Toney looked set to profit but could not force the ball in. Jansson saw a shot blocked and then Mbeumo did as well. Jensen got on to the loose ball as Southampton cleared and moved to the edge of the penalty area before lashing over.

A few minutes later, with ten remaining, Brentford made it three. It was started on the left as Mbeumo and Eriksen linked. The latter crossed and Southampton were unable to clear. Josh Dasilva saw a shot blocked and Nørgaard picked up the loose ball. A picked out Ajer, who beat Mohammed Salisu with ease and slotted the ball through the legs of Forster. Ajer had his first Premier League goal and Brentford were clear.

There was time for Nathan Young-Coombes to come on for a Brentford debut, the latest player to come through Brentford B to the First Team, and a couple of late chances for Southampton. Alan Armstrong was unable to get to a cross, Jansson blocked, and Raya gathered. Perraud lashed over at the very end as Brentford got a clean sheet to go with their points.

Brentford: Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Bech, Henry; Jensen (sub Young-Coombes 87 mins), Nørgaard, Eriksen; Mbeumo (sub Baptiste 81 mins), Toney, Wissa (sub Dasilva 69 mins)

Subs (not used): Lössl, Jeanvier, Stevens, Roerslev, Fosu, Janelt

Southampton: Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Diallo (sub Elyounoussi 64 mins); S. Armstrong (sub Romeu 83 mins), Redmond; A. Armstrong, Broja

Subs (not used): McCarthy, Lyanco, Long, Adams, Tella, Valery, Dibling

Bookings: Diallo (17 mins)

Attendance: 17,051 (1,700 away fans)

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Ticket News

Southampton Home Tickets available at 2pm today

My Bees Members will be able to buy their tickets for our home game against Southampton at 2pm today on a first-come, first-served basis

4 April 2022

The Bees welcome Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton side to West London on Saturday 7 May (3pm kick off). Tickets will be available to all My Bees Members at 2pm today, Monday 4 April, on a first-come, first-served basis.     

This opportunity to buy tickets will be non-guaranteed, subject to availability and Members can buy up to five additional tickets for fellow members using our friends and family functionality. As per our pledge at the start of the season, 200 of these Match Tickets will be available to purchase at the Box Office only. If tickets are not sold out in the Box Office after two weeks, they will be made available online.

Get ready to buy at 2pm

On-sale Dates 

  • All My Bees Members: Monday 4 April, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability).
    200 of these Match Tickets will be available to purchase at the Box Office only. If tickets are not sold out in the Box Office after two weeks they will be made available online.



Matchday prices

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Band A+ £45 £35 £35 £10
Band A £40 £30 £30 £10
Band B £35 £25 £25 £10
Family Area £25 £15 £15 £10
  • No booking fees apply when buying online or person from the Box Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket) may apply when booking over the phone.

How to buy tickets

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  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
  • In person from the Box Office
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    • Closed on Wednesday
    • Thursday: 10am to 7pm
    • Saturday/Sunday - closed non-matchdays.
    • On all home matchdays, open 2.5 hours before kick-off until half-time and 30 minutes after full time (subject to fixture).
Note: overseas ticket buyers - tickets will not be sent in the post. Choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.


Carers Tickets - Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP should purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or under 18), and then contact to organise a complimentary carer’s ticket. This must be done in the relevant sales window.

Wheelchair Spaces - for wheelchair spaces please make sure you purchase a ticket for the wheelchair user, this should be the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or under 18). There will not be a specific wheelchair ticket available online so please choose any location. Then contact and we will allocate the wheelchair and carers seat making sure they are together. This must be done in the relevant sales window.

If you have any queries relating to accessibility, please email 

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:

  • 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.

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

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

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