With less than a third of the Premier League season remaining, Brentford are sitting just below halfway in the table. The Bees have 12 games to go and six left on their own turf. The first of those is on Saturday, 26 February, when Newcastle United come to West London for a match that will kick-off at 3pm.
Brentford were beaten last time out, losing to Arsenal on Saturday despite a late goal from Christian Nørgaard. The defeat leaves The Bees 14th in the Premier League table. They have been 14th for most of the last two months and are still part of a group of seven teams separated by just five points.
Newcastle are also in that group. They are three places below The Bees but only two points back. The North East side will climb above Brentford with a win.
Newcastle drew 1-1 with West Ham United on Saturday, coming from behind thanks to a goal from Joe Willock. That continued a good run of form and they have taken ten points from their past four matches. They are also unbeaten in six in the league and have not lost a Premier League fixture since Christmas, albeit there was an Emirates FA Cup loss to Cambridge United.
The teams shared the spoils in a memorable 3-3 draw in November. Brentford conceded first but equalised immediately and were 2-1 and 3-2 up before Newcastle grabbed a point inside the final 15 minutes. Both sides had chances to win it but the spoils were shared.
That was the first top-flight meeting between the teams. They 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 but Brentford did win a Carabao Cup Quarter Final tie that was played just before Christmas 2020 at our new stadium. Josh Dasilva scored the only goal as The Bees made progress to the last four in the last West London match between the sides.
A limited number of tickets for the game may be available on the ticket exchange to My Bees Members who have not yet purchased a ticket. A few returned tickets will go on sale on Thursday, 24 February, at 2pm. Tickets are available to all My Bees Members on a first-come, first-served and subject to availability. 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.