Aston Villa hosts newly promoted Brentford on Saturday in an English Premier League fixture. Aston Villa began its 2021 campaign with a 3-2 loss on the road against Watford but rebounded in strong fashion at home last time out against Newcastle with a 2-0 victory. Aston Villa lost Jack Grealish during the transfer window but showed its strength with an impressive victory at home over Newcastle.
Aston Villa has injury issues it must deal with. Morgan Sanson, Douglas Luiz and winger Trezeguet are all doubtful for the match against Brentford while Keinan Davis could be fit in time and Ollie Watkins has recovered from an injury. The excellent start by Danny Ings should keep the striker on the pitch for Villa against Brentford.
Brentford is playing in its first ever English Premier League campaign and opened with an almost unbelievable 2-0 victory on the road against Arsenal. Brentford followed that in its second match with a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace last weekend and now has two consecutive clean sheets in its first two ever EPL fixtures. Brentford played an EFL Cup match on Tuesday and must have come back with a strong effort on the road against the attack of Aston Villa with little rest.
Brentford rallied for a 3-1 victory over Forest Green in it's EFL Cup match on Tuesday. However, Brentford played with nine changes in its first 11 and that contributed to a slow first half. After two matches in the English Premier League, the two goal scorers for Bradford are Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard with one goal each. Ethan Pinnock has the only assist through two matches.