Brentford vs Birmingham
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (Brentford).
Brentford’s form has seen sort of a slide after a scintillating start to the new season. The Bees are winless in three straight league games which dropped them down to sixth in the league ladder. Can they return on the winning ways on Tuesday evening when Birmingham City come to visit Griffin Park?
The visitors are undefeated in last five league games, but such streak counts for little as they only won one of ten matches since the start of the season. The Blues drew as many as four of last five Championship ties.
The “draw” trend was continued on Saturday afternoon when Gary Monk’s men came back after a two-goal deficit against Ipswich Town. Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz inspired the comeback with a brace which took his league tally to three goals so far in the season.
Brentford vs Birmingham: Head-to-head
Birmingham City were the dominant force in the history of head to head matches against the Bees.
The Blues won 13, drew 2 and lost 4 of 19 H2H games against Brentford.
However, it’s the Bees who have been much more successful in the most recent set of H2H affairs with Birmingham City,
Brentford won three on the spin bagging ten goals and conceding just one in the process.
The previous H2H encounter between the two sides saw the Bees clinch a demolishing 5-0 victory at Griffin Park.
Brentford vs Birmingham: Prediction
Dean Smith’s men were almost impeccable in front of the home crowd so far in the season. They won four on the bounce at Griffin Park before drawing 2-2 to Reading on Saturday.
The clash with Birmingham City should really provide a nice opportunity for the hosts to get back on the winning ways and continue the promotional bid on the evening. The Blues were dreadful travellers in the previous term of Championship when they suffered 16 defeats in 23 matches.
All eyes will be on Neal Maupay who bagged as many as nine goals in ten games so far in the season. The Frenchman currently tops league’s goalscorers list and he was on target in the mentioned draw to Reading at the weekend.
The home win is the only logical option, while we will alternatively back the red-hot Maupay to score anytime at the odds of 2.05.
Brentford vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
Brentford to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Neal Maupay to score anytime @ 2.05 (21/20).