Brentford vs Newcastle United
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14th January, 2016
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Griffin Park, Brentford.
Brentford will be the big outsiders when they prepare to take on the might of Rafa Benitez and his Newcastle side. Brentford are in mid-table a cool 19 points from their visitors, but their recent form has been decent where they have lost just 1 game from their past five matches. They are also on a 3 game unbeaten run.
Newcastle United come into this game a little shell shocked after having lost the lead of the Championship to Brighton. They have lost to Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday in recent weeks meaning they have lost 2 of their last 3 games. Even by their standards the goals have dried up, they currently have scored the most goals in the league with 48 so far.
Away from home the Magpies have the best record in the league where they have won 9 matches from 13 played. However they have also lost 2 from their last 4 matches on the road. Both were to teams much lower than Brentford’s position.
Brentford vs Newcastle United: Head to Head Stats
The teams have not met at Griffin Park since 1992 where Newcastle won 2-1. Their most recent match was in Newcastle where the home side earlier this season won 3-1. The last time Brentford claimed a victory was in 1948 but it’s important to note that the sides have only played each other five times since then.
Brentford vs Newcastle: Prediction
We should see quite a few goals here and this is what the main bet will be for this match. This game is set to be an open one where Benitez needs to take chances and we could see Newcastle play with a risky 3 in attack. We will also for small stakes predict the score.
Brentford vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
Over 5.5 goals to be scored at 12/1 (13.00)
Correct Score: Newcastle to win 4-3 at 100/1 (101.00).