Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bristol City 5/4 to beat Brentford in Mondays Championship clash

Competition: Championship

Market: Bristol City to beat Brentford

Odds: 5/4 @ Bet365

Still firmly in contention to secure a playoff spot come the end of the season, on Monday afternoon, Bristol City will hope to carry on their late resurge and keep the pressure on the top-six as they welcome Brentford to Ashton Gate.

For Lee Johnson’s Bristol City side, the Robins will hope that they can channel their form from the first half of the season and secure a playoff spot that looked almost a certainty before the turn of the New Year. Despite briefly flirting with the automatic promotion positions at the start of the year, Johnson’s side only picked up one win in 13 attempts at the start of 2018 and now find themselves in seventh position and outside of the playoffs. However, now unbeaten in their last three and it is only the Robins goal difference that is keeping them behind Middlesbrough. Showing recent signs of a resurge, Bristol City’s success can be put down to midfielder Bobby Reid, the 25-year-old has 17 Championship goals this season and is the second top scorer in the division.

As for Dean Smith’s Brentford side, after failing to finish inside the top half of the table last season, it appears that the Bees will once again miss out on the playoffs. Already chasing a seven-point point deficit to the top-six, Smith’s Brentford side have shown minimal signs of mounting a late push. Coming off the back of a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United last weekend, the Bees have now failed to win any of their last four Championship outings and have often struggled when they come up against the divisions more established sides. Brentford have failed to win any of their last eight matches that have come against a side higher than them in the table. The Bees will also be hoping that top scorer Ollie Watkins can find his form again, the forward has one goal in his last six appearances.

Bet: Bristol City to beat Brentford in Mondays Championship clash 5/4 @ Bet365>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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