Brentford vs Blackburn
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (London).
Brentford are deemed to have the upper hand this weekend against Blackburn. The former are clearly in-form, and especially so at this venue. Moreover, they had also recorded a massive 5-2 win the last time these two fought at this venue.
Brentford vs Blackburn Head-to-head (h2h)
- The previous three games in a row ended in wins for the home team.
- Six of the last nine clashes had goals from both teams.
- Not once have Blackburn failed to score at this stadium this past decade.
- Brentford scored three or more goals in two of the past three fixtures at this stadium.
Brentford vs Blackburn Match Preview
Brentford were held to a 1-1 draw on the road by Birmingham the last match-day. While the team did drop two points, the fact that they were on the road, and still managed to deliver their fourth unbeaten match in all competitions – really have built up morale in the team camp.
At present, they are placed fourth in the table, and are actively in possession of a playoff spot. However, a deficit of just two points could push them out of the playoff mix, and as such, the team does not have the luxury to drop anymore points without consequences.
Meanwhile, Blackburn recorded a 0-2 victory on the road, against Charlton. Despite the latter being a relegation-threatened squad, the win was still the second in a row for Blackburn. And with them too chasing a spot in the top-six, the three points was immensely valuable.
At present, they are placed eighth in the table, but need a surplus of just three points to get into the playoff mix. In addition, the fact that they are taking on a direct-rival in terms of the top-six race, will make a win this weekend be worth two-fold.
Brentford vs Blackburn Prediction
Brentford have lost just thrice since early-December, and one of these losses had come against Leicester, in the FA Cup. As of now, they are unbeaten in their last four games, and had scored a total of ten goals in the process. Importantly, at home, they have lost just four times this whole season.
One of these defeats had come against Leicester, another one had come against Huddersfield – a recently relegated team from the PL, and one had been against Nottingham Forest – a top-six prospect in the Championship.
On the other hand, Blackburn have a total of four wins on the road since September, and they even had separate three-game, and four-match losing runs in the stretch. Moreover, home teams had won the past three h2h games, and Blackburn had lost the latest h2h battle at this stadium, 5-2.
Considering these findings, it’s clear that Brentford are on course to deliver a win this Saturday. However, do remember that Blackburn are in contention for a playoff spot, and that they have a lot to gain with a win this Saturday. Surely the team will be motivated to go after the three points.
Moreover, Blackburn had won five of the prior six h2h fixtures, and they never once have failed to find the back of the net at this stadium. Likely, expect the BTTS clause to bring good returns this Saturday.
Brentford vs Blackburn Betting Tips
Brentford to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).