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The Championship fixture at Brentford Community Stadium on Wednesday sees home side Brentford do battle with opponents Bristol City.
View all of the Brentford v Bristol City predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Brentford are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-1 FA Cup success against Middlesbrough.
In that game, Brentford managed 57% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Brentford, goals were scored by Halil Dervişoğlu (35') and Saman Ghoddos (64'). At the other end, Middlesbrough got 23 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Sam Folarin (48') scored for Middlesbrough.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Brentford have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Bees have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals on the way. However, we must now wait to see if that pattern might continue on in this next game or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Brentford:
- are unbeaten in the league by Bristol City in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 9 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Bristol City will come into the encounter following a 2-1 FA Cup win over Portsmouth in their most recent outing.
In that game, Bristol City managed 55% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Bristol City, the goalscorers were Famara Diédhiou (19') and Chris Martin (83'). Portsmouth had 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Callum Johnson (45') was the scorer for Portsmouth.
Looking at their form, and Bristol City have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. At the back, The Robins have seen their frailties exposed.
Their previous form shows that Bristol City:
- haven't been defeated by Brentford when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 15/08/2017 shows that Brentford have won 2 of these games & Bristol City 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from The Bees and 5 for The Robins. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league meeting between the two was Championship match day 26 on 01/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Bristol City 0-4 Brentford.
In that game, Bristol City managed 31% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
For their opponents, Brentford had 16 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Bryan Mbeumo (6'), Saïd Benrahma (26') and Ollie Watkins (82', 90') scored.
The referee was Matt Donohue.
Team News: Brentford
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Brentford gaffer Thomas Frank to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Shandon Baptiste (Knee Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Bristol City
Bristol City boss Dean Holden has not got a full squad to pick from. Marley Watkins (Hamstring Injury), Alfie Mawson (Knee Surgery) and Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection. Rene Gilmartin cannot play in this game through suspension.
Our thinking is that Brentford will probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the same time, Bristol City could well find it tough to score but we can see them hitting back at some stage here.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 winning score for Brentford at full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium (17,250)
Captain: Pontus Jansson
Chairman: Cliff Crown
Manager: Thomas Frank
Competitions: Championship position 4, FA Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Key Man: Marcus Forss
Usually taking up the Striker position, Marcus Forss was born in Turku, Finland. Having played his first senior match for Brentford in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has managed 5 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.