Brentford face Sunderland in the league for the first time since the 1992/93 season.
The Bees have only faced the Black Cats on 17 occasions, winning five of them, drawing three and losing nine.
The first meeting between the two sides came in the 1935/36 season in the top flight and the Wearside club claimed a 5-1 win at Griffin Park.
Brentford got revenge in the north east later that season with a 3-1 win. Sunderland went on to win the league, for the sixth and last time in their history, and Brentford finished fifth; their highest ever finish.
The last time the two sides met in the league came in April 1993 when the Bees drew 1-1 at Griffin Park, having triumphed at Roker Park by three goals to one in December 1992.
The last time the two sides met was in the FA Cup in January 2006.
Sunderland were on their way to setting a record low points tally in the Premier League, which would then be beaten by Derby two years later, while Brentford were riding high in League One.
After a goalless first half in front of a packed Griffin Park, DJ Campbell sent the home fans into raptures when he left Gary Breen for dust, rounded Kelvin Davis and fired home.
The lead was short lived as Julio Arca's cross-cum-shot eluded Stuart Nelson and ended up in the back of the net.
Just when a trip to the Stadium of Light looked inevitable, Campbell burst through again and slotted the ball home to raise the roof at Griffin Park.