After suffering defeat for the first time in more than a month, Brentford will be looking to get back to winning ways when they start the last fortnight of their first Premier League season. The Bees were beaten by Manchester United on Monday, losing 3-0 at Old Trafford. Southampton are next up for Brentford, visiting our new stadium for a match that will be played on Saturday, 7 May, and kick-off at 3pm.
Brentford's defeat on Monday was their first loss in four. Prior to that The Bees head beaten Chelsea, West Ham United and Watford and drawn with Tottenham Hotspur. The loss was only Brentford's second in eight Premier League games and they have taken 16 points in that time.
The defeat leaves Brentford 14th in the table, with most teams having three or four games to play. The Bees are in a group of seven teams separated by four points at the top of the bottom half. Southampton are also in that group, level on points with Brentford but behind The Bees on goal difference.
The South Coast side come to Brentford after a 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace last Saturday. That was their sixth defeat in nine and they have won once in that time. Southampton have earned five points from their last nine matches and also lost to Manchester City in an Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round tie in that period.
Southampton came out on top in the first game between the teams. The match was postponed in December due to COVID-19 cases and rearranged for early January. Brentford fell behind at the start and end of the first half with Vitaly Janelt equalising in between. Southampton then scored two more in the second half to secure a 4-1 win.
That was Brentford's fifth trip to Southampton in the past 15 years and their first loss. The Bees won 2-0 in a Carabao Cup Second Round tie in 2020 with Josh Dasilva and Christian Nørgaard on the score sheet and took four points from two League One fixtures in 2009 and 2010. They also drew a 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 in West London.
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. Tickets are available 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.