Brentford vs Stoke
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (London).
Stoke’s gamble with Gary Rowett backfired and the manager was let go after the team drew against Shrewsbury last week. The Potters will be looking to bounce back under new leadership, and it will be interesting to see how the new gaffer will be setting things in motion.
Brentford has been slowly improving the defensive woes that troubled them earlier in the season. The team will also be high in spirits after progressing to the fourth round of the FA Cup. After a dismal show at end of the year, the Bees are on the rise, with managing to stay unbeaten in their last five matches.
The reverse fixture in this season was rather a quiet draw, with the scoresheet showing 1-1 at the end of the stipulated ninety.
Brentford vs Stoke Head-to-head (h2h)
- There has been only one instance of an away win in the history of these two teams’ h2h matches.
- The Bees have been unbeaten against Stoke since 2011.
- The sides hosting the game kept clean sheets in five of the last eight h2h ties.
- Stoke failed to score in their last three h2h appearances at this venue.
- Brentford has scored in every single h2h game since 2002.
Brentford vs Stoke Prediction
The Bees have done quite a work on their defensive capabilities after it was shown to them that they particularly lack in that area of the game. The results have been quite promising as the team has conceded just two goals in their last five overall games, and one in their last three home-ties. Against a struggling Stoke side, it is expected that at the most, the hosts would concede maybe one goal and not more than that.
Games between these teams have always been low-scoring affairs. The last four overall h2h matches in a row had under 2.5 match goals. Four of the total five h2h games at this venue too had the same stat to show. Keeping true to the trend, I expect another low-scoring game this weekend.
An Under 2.5 Match Goals bet and Under 1.5 Team Goals by Stoke bet seems to have great value.
Brentford vs Stoke Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
Under 1.5 Match Goals by Stoke @ 1.40 (2/5).