Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez
The Bees will take on Benitez's men having only lost three of their 11 league games so far this season and currently sit just one place shy of play-off contention.
Brentford’s Harlee Dean celebrates scoring their second goal
"Hopefully we can play at the level we can play and we can do well, win and enjoy two days more because after we have another game (against Barnsley)."
Dean Smith's men have scored 18 goals this season, with Scott Hogan leading the way with seven, including a 4-1 victory over Reading and a 2-0 win at Brighton.
Newcastle United fans celebrate
Benitez added: "I think that they play well on the counter attack, but also they score goals. They defend well, they counter attack, they play well, they pass the ball - they're a good team.
"Hopefully we can attack and be on top of them all the time and then create chances in this way. But I don't seem them playing so deep that they will not cope or will not create chances."
While the Bees are undefeated at home, they have only won one game on the road and will have an estimated 51,000 Toon fans to contend with when they visit St James' Park, where Newcastle have lost two matches so far this season.
Brentford manager Dean Smith before the match
The Magpies currently sit in third in the table, having won eight of their 11 matches after a steady start to the season.
Ahead of the international break, they were gathering momentum with a crucial 4-3 win over second-placed Norwich and a 1-0 away win at Rotherham and the team will be looking to continue where they left off against Dean Smith's men this weekend.