After booking a place in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup yesterday, Brentford return to Premier League action in midweek. The Bees will be heading to the South Coast for a match with Southampton. The game was previously postponed in December and will now be played on Tuesday, 11 January, and will kick-off at 7.45pm.
The game will be Brentford's second Premier League match of 2022. They kicked off the year with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. That was followed by a 4-1 victory over Port Vale yesterday in an FA Cup Third Round tie. Bryan Mbeumo grabbed a hat-trick and Marcus Forss scored the other as The Bees progressed.
Back-to-back wins have come after a run of losses that saw The Bees eliminated in a Carabao Cup Quarter Final by Chelsea. Brentford also lost to Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City in the Premier League. Brentford had taken seven points from four games prior to that and had also seen matches against Southampton and Manchester United postponed in a busy five week period.
Brentford currently sit 12th in the table. The Bees are below Crystal Palace on goal difference, having played a game fewer than the South London side. Brentford sit in the middle of a group of seven teams separated by six points.
Southampton are also in that group. They are two places and two points behind The Bees and will make up that difference with a win while The Bees could end Tuesday in the top half. Southampton also won in the FA Cup yesterday, beating Swansea City 3-2 after extra time despite playing for 90 minutes with ten men.
Southampton have only lost one of their last six in the league but have not played a Premier League match since 28 December. They drew with Tottenham Hotspur that day after winning at West Ham United on Boxing Day. There have, however, been a lot of draws recently for The Saints with that win being their only league success in eight.
Brentford's last visit to Southampton was just over a year ago. The Bees won 2-0 in a Carabao Cup Second Round tie with Josh Dasilva and Christian Nørgaard on the score sheet. Brentford eventually reached the Semi-Final.
That was Brentford's fourth trip to Southampton in the past 15 years and they have not lost any of them. The Bees took four points from two League One fixtures in 2009 and 2010 and drew an FA Cup Fifth Round tie in 2005. Southampton won two and drew one of the three games at Griffin Park in that time and won both legs of a League Cup tie in 1997. This will be the first top flight meeting between the teams.
Tickets bought for the original fixture will be valid for the rearranged date. You do not need to do anything if you would like to use your original ticket for this fixture. There are a limited number of tickets available to Season Ticket Holders and My Bees Members yet to buy theirs (one per person, up to six tickets per transaction and subject to availability). See more 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.