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The Championship game at Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday sees home side Brentford lock horns with opponents Watford.
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Brentford fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-0 Championship victory vs Rotherham United.
In that match, Brentford managed 60% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Rotherham United got 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
A recurring aspect of recent Brentford games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior sextet of matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've lost.
Coming into this meeting, Brentford are unbeaten in their last 7 home league matches.
Watford come into this clash after a 1-0 Championship win with the eclipse of Millwall in their previous fixture.
In that game, Watford managed 55% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Watford was Ismaïla Sarr (11'). Millwall got 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
A succession of effective performances by the Watford defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 2 from their previous 6 fixtures overall. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 6. Nonetheless, time will tell if such a trend will persist in this upcoming match.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results stretching back to 08/02/1997 tells us that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Brentford. They have not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Watford have just been too good for them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those ties.
A combined total of 17 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 of them for The Bees and 11 being from The Hornets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Championship match day 19 on 15/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Watford 1-1 Brentford.
On that occasion, Watford had 45% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Troy Deeney (60').
On the other side, Brentford got 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Ivan Toney (63') scored.
The referee was James Linington.
Team News: Brentford
Brentford boss Thomas Frank has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Watford
Due to a mostly healthy group, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Watford gaffer Xisco Muñoz to be concerned with. Tom Dele-Bashiru (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Watford have it within them to break down this Brentford lineup, although it probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Brentford at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium (17,250)
Captain: Pontus Jansson
Chairman: Cliff Crown
Manager: Thomas Frank
Competitions: Championship position 3
⭐ Star Player: Marcus Forss
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Marcus Forss was born in Turku, Finland. Having played his first senior match for Brentford in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 6 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in 36 appearances.