Brentford have lost just once this season, yet they have only nine points from six matches thanks to several draws.
Arsenal saw their Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven postponed, meaning they haven’t been in action since September 8.
The gap between fixtures could mean Thomas Partey is fit to return, but Oleksandr Zinchenko and Emile Smith Rowe are sidelined.
Double Chance: Brentford Or Draw
Brentford won this fixture 2-0 last season. Arsenal are much improved since then, but so are the hosts, and the Gtech Community Stadium has proven a difficult place to go even for the league’s top sides.
With a 4-0 win over Manchester United and 5-2 victory against Leeds, Brentford have scored 10 and conceded just three in their three home league matches so far, collecting seven points in the process.
The home team avoiding defeat at 21/20 represents good value here despite Arsenal’s strong start to the season.
Anytime Goalscorer: Ivan Toney
Only Erling Haaland and Aleksandar Mitrovic have scored more goals than Ivan Toney in 2022-23. Named to the England squad for the first time on Thursday, Toney’s confidence is sky high.
Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet in three league matches. They still sit second in expected goals against, but their back line was shaky in the defeat to Manchester United. Toney is a nuisance for even the league’s best defences.
He’s a great price to score anytime.
Both Teams To Score: Yes
Arsenal’s 11.8 expected goals in 2022-23 is only bettered by Manchester City and Liverpool. Brentford have been okay defensively, but they are not exactly impenetrable.
The attacking quality outweighs the defensive standards in this matchup. Both teams have scored in five of Brentford’s six league matches, and four of Arsenal’s six.
The price is short here, but that doesn’t put us off backing BTTS.
All odds are subject to change