Thursday, August 18, 2022

Brentford 8/11 to beat Bristol City in Saturday’s Championship finale

Competition: Championship

Market: Brentford win

Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport

Simply looking to head into the play-offs with some momentum, Brentford will make the trip to a struggling Bristol City on Saturday lunchtime.

Starting with the hosts, while Bristol City might have opened the 2020/21 campaign last year with their sights set on securing a play-off spot, The Robins have found themselves in the midst of a real Championship nightmare. Only continuing to freefall their way down the second-tier table and now finding themselves slumping it out way down in 19th, Nigel Pearson’s side were last seen putting in another woeful display. With the one-time Leicester boss only coming under more scrutiny at Ashton Gate, The Reds were hit with a dreadful 4-1 drumming away Millwall and they’re really dragging themselves over the finish line. Facing what should be another stern test on home soil when they finally draw a line under this year’s campaign, Bristol City have lost each of their last three matchups on the spin, including 3-1 and 2-1 losses against Luton and Wycombe.

As for the visitors, while Brentford might have been disappointed to have once again missed out on an automatic spot this season, a maiden Premier League campaign is still at the top of their agenda. Finishing their campaign with a real flurry, Thomas Frank’s side were last seen picking up an eye-catching 2-0 win against an already promoted Watford on home soil. Wrapping up another play-off spot with time to spare, The Bees have won each of their last three Championship contests on the spin and have found some real momentum. Smelling what is a golden chance to sign off their campaign on Saturday lunchtime, Brentford should also be boosted by their impressive record against this weekend’s hosts. Landing back-to-back wins against Bristol City, including a 3-2 win earlier in the season, we’re backing a similar outcome for the play-off outfit this week.

Bet: Brentford 8/11 to beat Bristol City in Saturday’s Championship finale @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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