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Next Up: Leicester City

Last game before international weekend on Sunday

15 March 2022

Brentford have won their last two Premier League games, breaking new ground, and will look to make it three in a row this weekend. Next up for The Bees is a trip to Leicester City. They will face Leicester on Sunday, 20 March, in a match that will kick-off at 2pm.

Brentford have beaten Norwich City and Burnley in their last two matches, the first time The Bees have ever won consecutive Premier League games. Ivan Toney scored a hat-trick in the win at Norwich and scored both against Burnley. The goals against Burnley both came in the last five minutes to give The Bees a 2-0 win.

Those victories have taken Brentford to a total of 30 points from 29 games. They are at the bottom of a group of seven teams in the middle of the Premier Legaue separated by six points. Leicester are also in that group.

Leicester are three points and three places ahead of The Bees, albeit there are fixtures this week that could change that picture. Leicester come in to the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday. That ended a run of four wins in a row in all competitions.

Two of those victories were in the UEFA Europa Conference and Leicester are in action in that competition before Brentford visit. They face Stade Rennais in a last 16 tie on Thursday, 17 March. Leicester lead 2-0 from the first leg and will make the last eight of the competition if they do enough to progress in France.

Leicester beat Randers, of Denmark, in the previous round. They were originally in the Europa League but finished third in their group and were placed in the Europa Conference. They reached the Quarter Finals of the Carabao Cup, losing to winners Liverpool, but were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup, which they won last season, at the Fourth Round stage by Nottingham Forest.

This will be Brentford’s first ever trip to the King Power Stadium, Leicester’s home since 2002. Leicester won the first meeting this season in West London 2-1 despite a goal from Zanka but the teams have not been regular opponents in league fixtures. Prior to this season the teams were in the second tier together in 1992/93 and from 1947/48 until 1953/54.

The teams met in consecutive Fourth Round ties in the FA Cup with Leicester winning both, in 2020 and 2021 – when they went on to win the competition. Brentford won both second tier meetings in the 1952/53 season but have not beaten Leicester in nine league and cup games since. Both sides were in the top flight in 1937/38 and 1938/39 when Brentford won two and drew two.

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.


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