Ipswich have agreed to extend defender Balkestein’s loan stay with the Bees by a further month.
Balkestein, who was named Town’s most improved player last season in his first campaign at the club, has impressed during his month-long stay with the Bees.
The 22-year-old will now stay at Griffin Park until January 17, while Brentford have also extended Wojciech Szczesny’s loan stay from Arsenal into a second month.
The Polish goalkeeper, 19, has enjoyed a highly successful initial month-long stay at Griffin Park where he has made six appearances and conceded just three goals, keeping three clean sheets.
Regular keeper Nikki Bull is the only long-term absentee after a shoulder operation.
The match kicks off at 12.30pm.