For the first time in Premier league history, Fulham and Brentford will contest the west London derby.
Up until now, the pair have missed each other in the top flight, but today offers a landmark moment for the rivalry.
Fresh from battering Manchester United, Thomas Frank’s side will fear nobody. A team who appear to thrive in big games and high pressure moments, a trip to Craven Cottage will not concern Brentford, who are riding the crest of a wave.
Marco Silva, meanwhile, has overseen a pretty promising start to the season. Indeed, Fulham have surprised in recent weeks and were perhaps unlucky not to come away from their first home game of the season – against Liverpool no less – with only a point.
If they can replicate that kind of performance, it’s going to be a fiery game on the banks of the River Thames.
Here’s everything you need to know about the west London derby.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off time on Saturday August 20th, 2022.
Craven Cottage in London will host.
Where to watch Fulham vs Brentford
Due to the game taking place during the blackout imposed across English football, it will not be broadcast live.
Highlights, however, will be available when Match of the Day airs at 10.30pm on Saturday.
Fulham vs Brentford team news
Fulham XI: Leno, Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson, Reed, Joao Palhinha, Reid, Andreas Pereira, Stansfield, Mitrovic.
Subs: Rodak, Duffy, Cairney, Chalobah, Mbabu, Diop, Francois, Harris, Ablade.
Brentford XI: Raya, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Dasilva, Norgaard, Jensen, Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.
Subs: Ghoddos, Onyeka, Dervisoglu, Strakosha, Lewis-Potter, Baptiste, Janelt, Sorensen, Roerslev.
Fulham vs Brentford prediction
Fulham certainly made Liverpool work for a point during the opening weekend, but this is a Brentford side who seem to thrive in big games.
Brentford to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Fulham wins: 22
Brentford wins: 23