All you need to know ahead of the game
Brentford kick off 2022 with a home match against Aston Villa, with both these clubs in the bottom half and hoping for more consistency between now and the end of the campaign.
The Bees have won just one of their last five, while were also one of the few teams to end up playing both their post-Christmas fixtures – losing both without scoring a goal.
Steven Gerrard has seen a definite upturn in fortunes for Villa since being appointed boss, men defeat to Chelsea og seeing the Leeds game called off meant a frustrating end to last year for him and his side all the same.
Just two points separate the teams at kick-off and they both have a negative-four goal difference too, highlighting how well matched for each other they should turn out to be.
Her er alt du trenger å vite før kampen.
Når er kampen?
Kampen starter klokken 14.00 GMT på søndag 2 januar, 2022 at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Hvor kan jeg se det?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Ultra HD. Subscribers can stream the game via the Sky Go app.
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Hva er teamnyhetene?
Brentford still have a lengthy injury list which includes Zanka, David Raya, Josh DaSilva, Rico Henry and Kristoffer Ajer. Christian Norgaard is back from suspension and Bryan Mbeumo should also be back.
Villa have Tyrone Mings suspended and both Bertrand Traore and Leon Bailey missing through injury. Ashley Young is a doubt with a knock.
BRE – Fernandez, Pinnock, Jansson, Sorensen, Roerslev, Baptiste, Norgaard, Onyeka, Canos, Toney, Mbeumo
AST – Martinez, Cash, Hause, Konsa, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Sanson, Buendia, Watkins, J Ramsey
A struggle for consistency has blighted both teams so far this term but Villa look well-placed to show improvement on that and could start the year in a very positive way. Brentford 1-2 Aston Villa.