Brentford vs Bristol City
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (London).
These sides are amongst the team targeting top 6 but not quite making it there. Last season both Brentford and Bristol City had a decent shot at the playoffs but eventually failed to qualify.
Brentford was boldly sitting in top 6 a few rounds ago when things turned from green to red. A lot of draws along with a defeat to Derby County forced the team out of the playoffs. This cause the men in charge of the team to remove manager Dean Smith and appoint Thomas Frank. The Bees though are still just 1 point behind Sheffield Wednesday on 6th place so they will have their chances. The more important factor is improving their game as in recent weeks they failed to produce the much needed performances.
Brentford may have drawn their game before the break but the team can be happy with it. They visited Elland Road, produced a good performance against a strong side like Leeds and earned the point. The previous results are more of a concern for this team.
Bristol are a bit of a mystery team. Last year they looked like certain top 6 team until New Year and then fell down in the table. Now they did have some decent games and suddenly dropped down again a lot of points. Most team are inconsistent losing a game or two but The Robins are getting long periods of good and bad performances. They need to shorten the bad ones otherwise top 6 will slip up again.
Bristol lost to Sheffield Wednesday their last game at home. This was a direct confrontation for top 6 and the Robins failed to meet the expectations. Following a goalless first half Wednesday struck 2 times in the space of 2 minutes stunning their opponents. Bristol put one back in near the end from a penalty but it wasn’t enough to get anything out of this game.
Brentford vs Bristol: Head-to-head
- Brentford are winless in 6 games
- Brentford have seen both team scoring in their last 6 games
- Bristol are winless in 5 games
- Brentford has drawn their last 2 home games
- Brentford is unbeaten in 8 games against Bristol, winning 6 of them
Brentford vs Bristol: Predictions
Brentford is a strong host. One of the strongest this season. They will go for the victory and with a little bit of a lift from the managerial change they may get the points here. Bristol are decent visitors but they will have trouble here.
Brentford vs Bristol: Bet Tips
Brentford to win at 1.75 (3/4)
BTTS: No at 2.30 (13/10).