Brentford vs Middlesbrough
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium.
The Bees are currently placed fourth in the table, and have easily been one of the best teams in the competition. Note that they have a game in hand, and they still are trailing by two points behind the second-placed Swansea.
They are also in terrific form at home, and have been scoring in plenty in the process as well. On top of that, they also have a superb h2h record against this opponent in the past two-three years.
Meanwhile, the Boro are going through a good stretch of results at the moment, but that’s mainly due to them being pitted against weaker opponents in the past several game weeks.
However, over the course of the season, they have not been that great against in-form teams, and especially on the road, they have been a disappointment.
By the looks of things, expect Brentford to have the upper hand this Saturday at their home.
Brentford vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Thomas Frank’s men are on a four-game unbeaten run.
- They had also won three of these four fixtures, and had scored two or more goals in two of these games.
- Since 2018, the hosts are unbeaten at this venue, and since 2016, they have failed to score just once at this stadium.
- The latest clash at this ground had ended in a 0-0 draw.
Brentford vs Middlesbrough Prediction
The Bees had recorded a 2-1 win at home the last match-day in the Championship, against Bournemouth. Note that the latter are currently placed third in the table, and before this loss, they had been defeated just twice in the competition.
Going on, Frank’s men were unbeaten in 16 of their last 17 overall match-ups, and the sole loss during this period had come against the in-form Tottenham, from the PL.
At home, they were also unbeaten in 15 of their preceding 16 appearances, and they had scored two or more goals in four of their last six fixtures here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their past thirteen overall games, and five of their total six wins in the period had come against teams placed 14th or lower in the table.
In addition, the Bees also have a good h2h record against this rival since 2018, and particularly so at this venue.
Considering these observations, expect the in-form Brentford to deliver a commendable win this weekend.
Brentford vs Middlesbrough: Betting Tips
To Win: Brentford @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).