Arsenal are set to start their domestic cup campaign this season with a trip to West London to face Brentford in the EFL Carabao Cup. Read on for Last Word on Football’s predictions and betting odds as the Gunners look to qualify for the next stage of the knockouts.
Arsenal vs Brentford Predictions and Betting Odds
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Mikel Arteta’s Side Yet to Be Beaten This Season
The North London club are still unbeaten this season after the 2-2 draw at the Emirates against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur this past weekend. However, Mikel Arteta’s team are far from their fluent best which saw them fight for the Premier League title last year.
The Spanish coach would probably look to rotate the team and give the fringe players some valuable minutes. Moreover, the first-choice starting lineup is facing a couple of injury problems at the moment.
Brentford Stuck in a Rut
After a decent start to the season, the Bees find themselves in a rut after being winless in the last three league games. This also includes a loss at home to relegation candidates Everton. Thomas Frank’s men would look to find some momentum by winning this league cup tie against their local rivals.
Arsenal vs Brentford Prediction
Arsenal are expected to be the favorites even if they choose to rest their stars in this game. However, the Bees should not be taken lightly. With quality players in both attack and defense, they could prove to be a worthy opponent for the Gunners.
Last Word on Football predicts a 2-1 win for the North London side with both teams enjoying good spells during the game.
Best Odds for Arsenal vs Brentford
At the time of writing, Arsenal are rated 43/20 to win, while a Brentford victory is at 17/5.