Crystal Palace host London rivals Brentford in the Premier League on Tuesday evening looking to put behind them the disappointment of seeing a 2-0 lead at Manchester City evaporate.
The Eagles have collected four points from a desperately difficult opening quartet of fixtures which included three of last season's top five. Thomas Frank rated Brentford's opening three matches as "a decent seven out of ten" before the Bees produced a "nine" while drawing against Everton last weekend.
Here's everything you need to know about Palace's attempts to achieve full marks against the west Londoners.
Where are Crystal Palace vs Brentford playing?
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Gtech Community Stadium
- Date: Tuesday 30 August
- Kick-off Time: 19:30 BST / 14:30 EST / 11:30 PST
- VAR: Craig Pawson
- Referee: Darren England
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Brentford in the UK?
- Channel: BT Sport 3
- Channel: BT Sport 6
- Streaming Service: BT Sport
- Broadcast Time: 19:00 (BST)
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Brentford in The United States?
- Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
- Broadcast Time EST: 14:30
- Broadcast Time PST: 11:30
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Brentford in Canada?
- Streaming Service: fuboTV
- Broadcast Time (EST): 14:30
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Brentford Highlights?
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: BT Sport Football YouTube channel
Crystal Palace vs Brentford H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Crystal Palace: 2 Wins
Brentford: 1 Win
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Crystal Palace: LDWWL
Crystal Palace team news
Wilfried Zaha's absence was felt in the second half of Palace's 4-2 defeat to Manchester City last Saturday as the Eagles were limited to set-piece chances. The team's top scorer was laid low with a knock and is a doubt for this midweek despite delivering an encouraging message on Twitter: "The grind never stops. See you soon!"
Tyrick Mitchell limped off against City, creating uncertainty around his availability as well. James Tomkins (calf), James McArthur (groin) and Nathan Ferguson (foot) are all unlikely to feature while goalkeeper Jack Butland continues to nurse a fractured wrist.
Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Brentford
Crystal Palace Starting 11: Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Richards; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Edouard, Mateta, Ayew.
Bench: Johnstone, Ward, Whitworth, Milivojevic, Olise, Hughes, Ebiowei, Rodney, Riedewald.
Brentford team news
Pontus Jansson missed just his second Premier League match last weekend since the club's promotion with a minor foot injury. Fellow centre-back Ethan Pinnock is out with a more severe knee problem but Kristoffer Ajer is building match fitness as his return nears.
Sergi Canos may have to wait another week or two while he continues recovering from a thigh complaint.
Brentford predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Brentford Starting 11: Raya; Hickey, Jorgensen, Mee, Henry; Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.
Bench: Strakosha, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Lewis-Potter, Damsgaard, Baptiste, Dasilva, Bech Sorensen, Roerslev.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford score prediction
Both matches between these clubs ended 0-0 last season as chances proved hard to come by. The most recent meeting produced just 15 shots combined.
When once the potential absence of Zaha would have instantly removed Palace's ability to threaten going forward, Patrick Vieira's organised outfit have demonstrated a capacity to not only score, but win, without their talisman.
Come Tuesday evening, these two well-coached sides could duke out another even affair which may be enthralling - if not goal-laden.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Brentford