After a weekend without a game, Brentford return to Premier League action with their longest trip of the season. The Bees were beaten by Norwich City last weekend and have been without a game since due to international football. Next Saturday, 20 November, they will travel to Newcastle United for a match that will kick-off at 3pm.
Defeat to Norwich leaves Brentford 14th in the Premier League table. The Bees have earned 12 points from 11 games so far and eight of those from their five away games to date. Brentford are in the middle of a pack of 12 teams from sixth to 17th in the table separated by just seven points.
Newcastle drew 1-1 away with Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend. They trailed to a first half goal but Isaac Hayden grabbed an equaliser. That took the North East side to five points from 11 games, which leaves them 19th in the table.
Three of Newcastle's points have been earned in draws away from home. They have also secured draws against Southampton and Leeds United on their own turf but have lost their other three home matches. West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have all won at St James' Park. Newcastle were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup at home, losing to Burnley on penalties.
The teams last met just under 12 months ago. The sides were drawn together in a Carabao Cup Quarter Final tie that was played just before Christmas at our new stadium. Josh Dasilva scored the only goal as The Bees made progress to the last four.
That win was very much against recent form in games between the teams. The sides have met in second tier action in two seasons in the last 30 years - 1992/93 and 2016/17. Newcastle won all four of those matches plus a League Cup tie in 2001. This will be the first ever top flight meeting between the teams.
Tickets for the match are sold out and it will not be live on UK TV but Brentford fans can 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.