Brentford will be looking to continue their recent winning form when they face a second of four consecutive local derbies this weekend. West Ham United will come across London on Sunday, 10 April, for our next fixture. The match will kick-off at 2pm as East London meets West London.
Brentford will be looking to build on a memorable win over Chelsea last Saturday. The Bees fell behind but roared back to win 4-1 at Stamford Bridge. Vitaly Janelt scored twice and there were also goals for Christian Eriksen and Yoane Wissa.
That was Brentford's third win in four Premier League games. They beat Norwich City and Burnely on consecuitve weekends at the start of March before losing to Leicester City. The win at Chelsea starts the run in to the end of the season with seven matches remaining in the last six weeks of the campaign.
That run-in will continue with a series of local fixtures. The game against West Ham will be followed by an Easter Saturday trip to Watford. Tottenham Hotspur then come to West London on Saturday 23 April for Brentford's last derby of the campaign.
Brentford moved on to 33 points from 31 games with the win and sit 14th in the table. They are in a group of eight teams in the middle of the Premier League table separated by just seven points. The Bees are four points behind ninth-placed Crystal Palace.
West Ham are currently sixth in the table and are fighting on two fronts. They are just three points behind Tottenham, who are fourth, and are in a group of five teams separated by five points. The teams that end the season towards the top of that mini league will secure a place in UEFA competitions next season.
West Ham are, however, still in such competition this term. They are in the Quarter Finals of the UEFA Europa League and will face Olympique Lyonnais in a two-legged tie for a place in the last four. The First Leg of that tie will be played in East London tomorrow, Thursday 7 April.
The East London side come to Brentford after beating Everton in the Premier League last weekend. That was their third win in five but all three have been at home. They have two defeats in their last eight Premier League games but have taken one point in their three away games in that time. In the midst of that run West Ham also lost an Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round tie to Southampton.
Brentford won the first match between the teams 2-1 earlier this season. Bryan Mbeumo put The Bees ahead in the first half but West Ham levelled. Wissa gave The Bees the points with a stoppage time goal. The teams also met in a pre-season friendly in West London in July, which West Ham won 1-0.
The teams have only met three times in competitive games since 1954, including the game in October. West Ham beat Brentford 4-0 in East London in the 1992/93 season while the game at Griffin Park was drawn 0-0. Previous meetings took place in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in the second tier. This will be the first top flight meeting in West London.
A limited number of tickets for the game have been made available from fans not being able to attend due to a date change. These tickets are on sale now to Season Ticket and Premium Seat Holders who sold their seat on the Ticketing Exchange. Should any tickets remain they will be made available to all My Bees Members who are yet to purchase a Match Ticket for this game. See full ticket information here.
The match 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.