Brentford continue their run of ten games in five weeks with a second consecutive home match. The Bees came from behind to beat Watford last night, their second home win in a row after victory over Everton at the end of November. They will be trying to make it three home wins on the bounce against Manchester United on Tuesday, 14 December, in a match that will kick-off at 7.30pm.
Last night's win took Brentford's run to seven points from the first four matches of a ten game spell through the festive period. Victory took The Bees to ninth in the Premier League table, albeit teams below still have matches to play this weekend. Brentford's tally of 20 points from 16 games puts them above Brighton and Hove Albion on goal difference.
Manchester United have just beaten Norwich City 1-0 thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty. It was their third straight Premier League win, having taken one point from their previous three games. They lost five and won just one of eight matches prior to the three wins on the bounce.
Today's victory leaves United fifth in the table, behind West Ham United on goal difference. They are nine points behind Chelsea in third but seven ahead of The Bees. Brentford are towards the top of a nine-team group separated by five points.
The teams met in an entertaining pre-season friendly in July. The game finished 2-2 with The Bees coming from behind twice thanks to goals from Shandon Baptiste and Bryan Mbeumo. The sides have not met in a competitive game since United won a League Cup tie in 1975.
The last league matches between the teams were in Division One in 1946/47. United won at Old Trafford and drew at Griffin Park and have been victorious in four of the last five games between the teams. Brentford did win five of the six matches between the sides before that.
Tickets have sold out. Season Ticket Holders who are unable to attend can list their tickets on the Ticket Exchange by logging into their ticketing account. My Bees Members will have the chance to purchase any listed tickets on the Ticket Exchange on a first-come, first-served basis. Full ticket information can be seen here.
The match will be live on BT Sport in the UK and Brentford fans can also listen live on Bees Player. Full information on the service can be seen here. Bees fans living overseas should check this page to see if they can watch the game live.