Brentford vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium.
The Bees are the toppers of the table, and are the prime contenders to deliver the title at end of the season. More than the crown, what motivates them would be the ticket to Premier League.
On that regards, a top-two finish would be more than enough for the squad, since those two teams are directly promoted to the top flight, without even having to appear in the playoffs.
They have so far scored the most number of goals of all the teams in the league – 55. In fact, no single other squad has even managed to breach the 45-goal mark.
Note that only three other teams have conceded fewer goals than them as well. Meanwhile, the Tykes are one of the worst teams in the contest based on recent form. They are on a long winless run, and on the road they have been inconsistent all through this campaign.
Going on, Thomas Frank’s men also have the better record in h2h encounters over the years.
Likely, expect Brentford to have the upper hand this Sunday at their home.
Brentford vs Barnsley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-1 win for the Bees.
- They had recorded five of the preceding eight overall wins.
- Only twice have the hosts failed to score at this venue since 1990.
- The latest clash at this stadium had ended in a 1-2 win for the guests.
Brentford vs Barnsley Prediction
Frank’s men recorded a 1-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Reading. In the meantime, Valerien Ismael’s men were held to a goalless draw on the road by Nottingham Forest.
Going on, the Bees are on a four-game winning run, and had scored a whopping 17 goals in the process. They were also unbeaten in 23 of the preceding 25 overall match-ups.
They had also won seven of their past eight appearances at this venue, and the sole defeat during this period had come against Leicester.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a five-game winless run in the Championship, and their sole two wins in 2021 had come in the FA Cup.
On the road, they were also winless in 11 of 15 away fixtures, and they had failed to score in their past three away games.
And finally, Frank’s men also have a good h2h record against this foe in the past three decades.
As such, expect Brentford to deliver a winning performance this Sunday.
Brentford vs Barnsley: Betting Tips
Brentford to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Brentford @ 1.80 (4/5).