Market: Brentford win
Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport
Looking to open 2020 by laying down another marker in West London, a high-flying Brentford will host Bristol City from behind closed doors on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Brentford might have fallen behind against fellow promotion chasers Bournemouth in midweek, Thomas Frank’s men mounted an eye-catching revival. Eventually picking up a hugely impressive 2-1 victory against the Cherries and with the mood in their camp at a red-hot high, the Bees find themselves enjoying a real festive purple patch. Breaking their way into the top-two and now sat within striking distance of league leaders Norwich, Brentford are enjoying a four-match Championship winning run. Still tipped by many across England’s second-tier to secure a maiden Premier League campaign for next season, Saturday’s hosts have continued to impress with their performances in the final third. Including that dramatic 3-2 win away at Cardiff last weekend, Frank’s side have bagged themselves nine strikes on their four-match winning run.
As for the visitors, while the mood in Brentford’s camp will be at a real high, Bristol City are in the midst of what has been a hugely worrying run of form. Despite managing to pick up that hard-fought 2-1 win against Wycombe last weekend, the Robins came crashing back down to earth once again earlier in the week. Freefalling away from the play-off spots and enduring by far their worst run since opening the 2020/2021 campaign, fans around Ashton Gate saw their side hit with a shock 2-1 defeat away at Championship returners Luton in midweek. Managing to collect just three points from their last five appearances on the spin, Dean Holden’s men also hold a growing reputation for their continued issues on the road. Including that worrying defeat away at the Hatters last time out, Bristol City have lost each of their last three consecutive away fixtures.
Bet: Brentford 7/10 to beat Bristol City in Saturday’s Championship contest @ 888sport
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