The final three months of the Premier League season are now underway and Brentford begin it with a trip to Norfolk. The Bees will face Norwich City on Saturday, 5 March. The game will kick-off at 3pm at Carrow Road.
While Brentford have a week off after defeat to Newcastle United in a match they played with ten men almost throughout, Norwich are in action tomorrow. They face Liverpool in an Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round tie at Anfield. It will be the fourth time they have faced the Premier League title chasers this season.
Norwich started their season with defeat at home to Liverpool and also lost to them in the Premier League at Anfield last month. Liverpool also beat Norwich on their way to winning the Carabao Cup. The defeat to Liverpool is the middle of three straight league losses for Norwich. Prior to that they had taken seven points from three games but have suffered lengthy losing runs this term, starting the season with six defeats on the spin and falling to another six game streak without a point around Christmas.
Three straight losses have seen Norwich drop back to the foot of the Premier League table. They have 17 points from 26 games and are five behind Everton, who sit 17th. Norwich did beat Everton in January but that is their only home win in seven home Premier League games.
Norwich's first win of the Premier League season came against Brentford at the start of November. The visitors scored two first half goals and Brentford could not fight back despite a Rico Henry goal. The Bees are five places and seven points ahead of Norwich, albeit they have played a game more. Brentford could slip a place this evening if Burnley beat Leicester City.
Norwich, like The Bees, were promoted from the Sky Bet Championship last term. Norwich won the Championship title, finishing ten points ahead of The Bees. They also had the better of the matches between the teams last season, earning a point in West London and winning the return match in East Anglia. That was the third season in a row Norwich have changed divisions, winning promotion in 2018/19 before immediate relegation a year later.
Those results last season and this continued Norwich's good recent run against Brentford. The Bees have won just one of the last ten meetings in all competitions and two of the last 14. Those wins came in Norfolk - 2-1 wins in January 2015 and December 2017.
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.