Brentford will be seeking a response after their home defeat to Everton at the weekend when they host Arsenal in the third round of the Carabao Cup. There are some interesting markets that are worth taking a look at ahead of this tie.

Brentford vs Arsenal Betting Tips

  • Arsenal to score in both halves – 7/4
  • Eddie Nketiah to score anytime – 2/1

Team news

Kevin Schade is a major doubt for Brentford after pulling out of the lineup in Saturday’s defeat to Everton. Forward Neal Maupay is cup-tied after featuring for the Toffees in the previous round. Rico Henry remains out for the season and Ivan Toney continues to serve his suspension.

Declan Rice, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are all likely to miss the trip to Brentford after recent injury scares. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale will likely return to the starting lineup as he looks to reclaim the number one spot from David Raya.

Arsenal to score in both halves @ 7/4

Arsenal were forced to settle for a point at home in the North London Derby on Sunday. They were ahead twice against rivals Tottenham Hotspur but it wasn’t enough to secure them three points. Mikel Arteta was missing key attackers Trossard and Martinelli, and had they been available, things could have been very different.

The Gunners will fancy their chances against Brentford right now, with the Bees’ stingers not having the same effect as it has been in the previous two years. Thomas Frank will be concerned in the manner his side lost to Everton on Saturday as they were outclassed in every department, the complete opposite of what we have grown accustomed to from his team.

Brentford are very vulnerable right now and are susceptible to errors at the back, particularly with goalkeeper Mark Flekken, who seems to have trouble commanding his area from crosses. Arsenal will likely have key players rested for this one but there is still enough quality to get them through in west London.

Eddie Nketiah to score anytime @ 2/1

One Arsenal attacker who seems guaranteed to keep his place on Wednesday is Eddie Neketiah. Arteta will likely deploy the England international up front again in a bid to raise the player’s confidence and get him back amongst the goals.

Nketiah has scored twice in the Premier League so far this term but he is yet to score in any other competition. Against a downbeat Brentford side, this could soon change. The striker is a lively presence up front and his movement and composure on the ball could cause the Bees a lot of problems.

This match is also a chance for him to show Arteta that he should continue to make up part of the Gunners’ attacking trident in the Premier League, especially if Trossard and Martinelli are coming back into the fold soon. He will have an added hunger for this cup clash and this could see him get back on the scoresheet.

Share Article

(Visited 109 times, 1 visits today)