The Selhurst Park will host Crystal Palace taking on Brentford in the Game-week 20 of the English Premier League. The teams in contention are coming on the back of a defeat in their respective previous games. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes. If you liked our content do subscribe to our daily newsletter for daily predictions.
Crystal Palace Recent form
Just a few weeks ago, Roy Hodgson, the head coach of Crystal Palace, found himself amused when his team was awarded a last-minute penalty against Manchester City. However, the tables turned during their match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Palace were denied a penalty and ultimately lost the game.
Initially, Palace seemed on track to earn a well-deserved point after Michael Olise equalized Mykhaylo Mudryk’s early goal. However, their hopes were dashed when the referee dismissed their appeals for a penalty and Palace failed to capitalize on a promising counter-attack. Instead, play was brought back for a challenge by Eberechi Eze on Noni Madueke, resulting in a penalty for Chelsea, which they converted to secure victory.
Despite clear evidence upon review, Hodgson expressed his frustrations with technology in a passionate post-match rant. This mirrors a recurring theme throughout the country this season.
With their winless streak extended to eight matches, Crystal Palace currently sits precariously in 15th place in the Premier League table, just three points above 18th-placed Luton Town. It remains to be seen whether Hodgson will continue to be viewed as the right person to lead Palace forward, especially as Steve Cooper remains without a new job.
One small positive to take away from Wednesday’s defeat was Michael Olise’s exceptional goal, which marked Palace’s ninth goal in ten Premier League matches. It is worth noting that only eight of their total 19 goals this season have been scored at home, where they have accumulated just six points, the second-lowest home record in the league, only surpassing Burnley.
Brentford Recent form
Nathan Collins must have been deep in thought as he walked off the field on Wednesday night. The Brentford defender put on a disastrous display, single-handedly assisting Wolves in their dominant victory at the Gtech Community Stadium. It all started when Mario Lemina scored his second goal in as many games, following an under-hit backpass from Collins. Hwang Hee-chan quickly capitalized on the mistake to give Gary O’Neil’s side their second goal. Yoane Wissa managed to make the game interesting with a goal, but Hwang’s 10th goal of the season restored Wolves’ two-goal lead. Another error from Collins resulted in Jean-Ricner Bellegarde sealing the victory for Wolves.
Collins’s disappointment grew when he missed a golden opportunity to score at the other end of the field. Despite this, Thomas Frank showed support by giving him a reassuring pat on the shoulder, claiming that this would be the worst performance of his career. However, Frank’s optimism may not provide much comfort for Brentford, who have suffered four consecutive defeats in the Premier League. They currently sit in 14th place, only one point above Palace. The visitors are now facing the possibility of relegation as their poor form continues. Interestingly, Brentford has not won any of their five previous top-flight matches against Palace, with their most recent encounter ending in a 1-1 draw in August.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford Key Stats
- This fixture stands as the only one in Premier League history with the first five meetings resulting in draws, highlighting its unique record.
- The past three encounters between Crystal Palace and Brentford have ended in 1-1 draws, with equalizers scored in the final 15 minutes in each match.
- Crystal Palace has never drawn six consecutive league fixtures against the same opponent, showcasing the rarity of such a consistent outcome.
- Brentford’s most recent away league victory against Palace dates back to 1957, with only three wins, four draws, and ten losses in subsequent encounters.
- Crystal Palace, under Roy Hodgson, is enduring their longest winless run of eight league games (D3, L5) since July 2020, with only one home victory in the top flight this season.
- Despite Brentford’s varied goal contributors and their unbeaten streak in the last seven Premier League away London derbies, they’ve faced challenges, losing eight of their previous 13 Premier League away games, including the last three.
AI Predicts Winner of Crystal Palace vs Brentford
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Considering Crystal Palace’s recent struggles and Brentford’s mixed away form, the game might lean toward Brentford due to their stronger performances in away London derbies and Crystal Palace’s winless streak. However, the history of draws between these teams suggests another possibility of a leveled outcome in this fixture.”
“Brentford’s strong away form in London derbies and Palace’s winless run coupled with their struggles conceding first and scoring from beyond the box tip the scales towards Brentford ending the draw streak with a narrow victory.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Crystal Palace vs Brentford
The first five encounters between these teams in Premier League history have all resulted in draws. It is possible that we may witness another stalemate, as both teams often share points with each other. Currently, neither team has high morale. Although Crystal Palace is considered slightly more likely to win, as Brentford is on a losing streak and has injury problems, Brentford should be able to halt their decline due to Crystal Palace’s offensive difficulties at Selhurst Park.
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