Brentford vs Ipswich Town:
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: Griffin Park (Middlesex).
Brentford started their season with a 1-2 defeat away to Huddersfield. This was followed by another narrow defeat to League Two side Exeter City in the mid-week Capital One Cup fixture. It is a rather unconvincing start to the season for a side who were in the play-offs two seasons ago. They were one the highest goal scorers in the league with 72 goals last season. And their head-coach Dean Smith will be desperate to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.
Ipswich Town thrashed Barnsley 4-2 in the opening day of the 2016/17 Championship season. The match was goal-less at half time break, but an unlikely hat-trick from the new signing Grant Ward helped the The Tractor Boys to start the season with a win. They were defeated by League Two side Stevenage in the mid-week Capital One Cup fixture, but were without a number of senior players.
Brentford vs Ipswich Town: Head-to-Head
The sides have met four times since Brentford won promotion to Championship for the 2014/15 season. They share a win each and two draws from the four clashed so far.
The last four matches between these two sides have witnessed 16 goals, with the two home games at Brenford alone have seen 10 goals out of it.
Brenford remained unbeaten in the two meetings of last season against Ipswich with a 2-2 draw at home and 3-1 win in the away fixture.
Brentford vs Ipswich Town: Prediction
This is expected to be a very open game judging by the starts from their last four meetings. The result could go on either way as both side will look to get maximum points for two different reasons. Ipswich want to carry on their good start to the season, while Brentford search for the first win for the season.
It will be wise to back both teams to score for this fixture. For full time result backing Brentford on double chance is the safe option. There is a strong chance for this match to see over 2.5 goals.
Brentford vs Ipswich Town: Tips
Over 2.5 goals.
Both Teams to Score.