Brentford and Southampton meet again tonight
We all know that Southampton played out a 0-0 draw at Manchester United over the weekend
Of course in what would normally be considered a positive result
Surely but has to be viewed as an opportunity missed
That’s when you consider they were playing against 10-men for the majority of that encounter.
However, We know that the Bees will be looking for response in the English Premier League
Again this Southampton prop up the Premier League table but they will feel they can get a result against Brentford on Wednesday after picking up four points from their last two games.
The Brentford side chances of gate crashing the European places were dealt a blow at the weekend as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Everton, but a win at St Mary’s would see them move to within three points of fifth placed Newcastle.
Lack of goals an issue for Saints
Of course the Saints have scored just four goals in their last six league games, a run that started with a 3-0 defeat to Wednesday’s opponents in the reverse fixture, and they are the joint lowest scorers in the league with just 20 goals in 26 games.
This talented Brentford were perhaps unlucky not to get at least a point at Everton as they dominated possession and had for that game, and that was just the second time they have failed to score in their last 13 Premier League games.