Fulham vs Brentford lineups and where to watch in Nigeria

Fulham vs Brentford lineups and where to watch in Nigeria
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Fulham vs Brentford is a clash that many who have followed English football at all levels will find interesting. Both London teams have a fierce rivalry for control of West London and it is seen in their matches.

As they prepare to tackle each other in the second match of the ongoing Premier League 2023/24 season, Nigerian fans will be hoping that the Super Eagles players who are in both teams will get a run.

Read on to find out more information on Fulham vs Brentford, potential lineups, team news, predictions and how to watch the match in Nigeria.

Fulham vs Brentford team news

Aleksandar Mitrović is getting closer to an exit and although Marco Silva has not factored the player into his plans this season due to an ongoing transfer saga, his exit will mark the end of an era at the club.

Also, Fulham will be without midfielder João Palhinha who is injured. It is also possible that he might have played his last game for The Cottagers, as Liverpool have a reported interest in him.

Meanwhile, Frank Onyeka and Mathias Jensen are the only injury worries for Brentford ahead of the tie.

Fulham vs Brentford probable lineups

Fulham

Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno

Defenders: Kenny Tete, Issa Diop, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson

Midfielders: Harrison Reed, Saša Lukić, Harry Wilson, Andreas Pereira, Bobby Decordova-Reid

Forwards: Raul Jimenez.

Brentford

Goalkeeper: Mark Flekken

Defenders: Aaron Hickey, Ben Mee, Ethan Pinnock, Nathan Collins, Rico Henry

Midfielders: Vitaly Janelt, Christian Nørgaard, Mikkel Damsgaard

Forwards: Bryan Mbeumo, Yoanne Wissa.

Fulham vs Brentford confirmed line-ups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Fulham vs Brentford predictions

Prediction 1: A goal in both halves

Fulham and Brentford will attack each other with a lot of vim thanks to the history behind both clubs. Both teams dealt defeats to each other in the Premier League last season, with each team winning at home. There were goals in both halves of that match and there will be goals in both halves of this match as well.

Prediction 2: Mbeumo or Wissa to score

In the absence of Ivan Toney, AFCON 2023 hopefuls Bryan Mbeumo and Yoanne Wissa will lead the line for the Bees in Fulham vs Brentford. Both men were on the scoresheet in their curtain-raiser last weekend and being the sole attacking threat for Thomas Frank's side, they are expected to find the back of the net. One or both of them will get on the scoresheet in the West London Derby.

Prediction 2: A draw

Fulham have started off with a good defence since returning from the 2022/23 season break. In pre-season, they were among the Premier League teams with the least conceded goals. In their opening game, they held Everton until they found the breakthrough late in the game.

This defence will prevent Brentford from being able to run riot in attack. On the other side of the pitch, however, the hosts have not found their footing. This will lead to a lot of missed chances and a narrow escape for them as the match will end in a tie.

Nigerian players to watch in Fulham vs Brentford fixture

Calvin Bassey

Calvin Bassey is yet to make his debut for Fulham but all signs point to him making an appearance in the Fulham vs Brentford game. The versatile defender will finally get his chance to play in the Premier League and will be looking forward to putting in a performance that will convince Marco Silva to give him more opportunities.

Frank Onyeka

The midfielder did not make the matchday squad for Tottenham because of fitness issues. However, he is getting back to his best and could make an appearance off the bench in the Fulham vs Brentford match. Onyeka also signed an extension with the Bees, a development which delighted Thomas Frank greatly as he trusts the midfielder a lot.

Where to watch Fulham vs Brentford live in Nigeria

You can catch all the action live on Supersport Gotv Football, Supersport Maximo and the Supersport Premier League channel if you live in Nigeria.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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