Brentford latest news: Sky Sports reporter makes bold Bees survival prediction

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Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has described Brentford as an "absolute credit" to the Premier League and has tipped the Londoners to finish as high as 12th.

The Bees are playing in the Premier League for the first time in their history, but already look at home at this level and currently sit 12th in the table despite losing their last two league fixtures.

How have Brentford performed this season?

Having impressed in recent years under Thomas Frank in the Championship, it doesn't come as a great surprise to see Brentford thriving at this level, although perhaps not many expected them to flourish this much.

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But it took just 90 minutes for the rest of the division to stand up and take note following their opening day victory over Arsenal in front of an ecstatic Brentford Community Stadium.

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ENTER GIVEAWAY

Frank's men have continued with impressive wins at Wolves and West Ham and a creditable draw against Liverpool last month, becoming the first side to score three against Jurgen Klopp's men since February in the process.

But it's not just the results that have seen them take the league by storm in the opening few months, the Bees' high-pressing game and ability to run in behind makes them an extremely difficult opponent for anyone.

Even during their recent defeat to Chelsea, Brentford gained plenty of plaudits by creating several chances against Thomas Tuchel's side and could have taken all three points on another day – let alone one – had it not been for a remarkable Edouard Mendy performance.

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Prior to their two recent defeats, the West Londoners were just a couple of points off the Champions League places, and whilst they've since dropped into the bottom-half, Bridge has been impressed with their first quarter of the campaign.

What did Bridge say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "Brentford have been an absolute credit to this division, proving that you don't have to take a walloping every week, there's a plan and structure there.

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"They could probably end up finishing 12th or 13th."

Are Brentford here to stay?

What happens past this season is hard to predict, especially given what's happened to Sheffield United and Leeds in recent years, but right now, with Brentford closer to 3rd than the relegation-zone, they've already shown enough to suggest that a mid-table finish is more than possible.

As with all promoted teams, they're likely to experience difficult periods, but they're in good hands under Frank and should keep defying the odds.

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