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With less than a third of the Premier League season remaining, Brentford sit just below half the table. The Bees have 12 games to play and six to play on home turf. The first of these will be on Saturday February 26, when Newcastle United travel to west London for a game which kicks off at 3pm.

Brentford were beaten last time out, losing to Arsenal on Saturday despite a late goal from Christian Nørgaard. The loss leaves the Bees 14th in the Premier League table. They have been 14th for most of the last two months and are still part of a group of seven teams separated by just five points.

Newcastle is also part of this group. They are three places below The Bees but only two points back. The North East side will climb above Brentford with a win.

Newcastle drew 1-1 with West Ham United on Saturday, coming from behind thanks to a goal from Joe Willock. It continued good form and they took ten points from their last four matches. They are also unbeaten in six league games and have not lost a Premier League game since Christmas, although there was an Emirates FA Cup loss to Cambridge United.

The teams shared the spoils in a memorable 3-3 draw in November. Brentford conceded the opening goal but immediately equalized and led 2-1, 3-2 before Newcastle scored a point in the final 15 minutes. Both sides had a chance to win but the spoils were shared.

It was the first top-flight meeting between the teams. They have met in second-tier action in two seasons over the past 30 years – 1992/93 and 2016/17. Newcastle won those four games plus a League Cup tie in 2001, but Brentford won a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie which was played just before Christmas 2020 at our new stadium. Josh Dasilva scored the only goal as the Bees progressed to the last four in West London’s final game between the sides.

A limited number of tickets for the game may be available on the ticket exchange for My Bees members who have not yet purchased a ticket. A few returned tickets will go on sale Thursday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available to all My Bees members on a first come, first served basis and subject to availability. See full ticket information here.

The game will not be shown live on UK TV, but Brentford fans can watch it live on Bees Player. Full information about the service can be viewed here. Bee fans living abroad should check this page to see if they can watch the game live.

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