Middlesbrough vs Brentford
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
The Bees are one of the very best teams in the Championship at the moment, and they also are placed in the midst of an enormously promising scenario.
Currently they are in possession of the third spot in the table, and are on an active and long unbeaten run.
Moreover, they have two games in hand. They need a surplus of just two points to climb to the second spot in the table, and five more points to get to the top of the table.
In addition, the first-placed Norwich and the second-placed Swansea are battling each other this weekend, and one of them are surely going to drop points. Thus, it’s an opportunity for Thomas Frank’s men to strengthen their position in the podium.
Most importantly, they have also scored the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition.
Meanwhile, the Boro are on a long winless run, and have been conceding goals in huge numbers in the process. In addition, they also have a terrible h2h record against this rival over the past several years.
By the looks of things, expect Brentford to post the three points on the board this Saturday.
Middlesbrough vs Brentford: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns was three weeks back, and then the Bees recorded a 2-1 win.
- They had also won four of the preceding five encounters.
- They had scored two or more goals in three of the preceding five clashes.
- The visitors are on a winning run at this venue since 2019.
Middlesbrough vs Brentford Prediction
Neil Warnock’s men were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road by Norwich. In the meantime, Frank’s men registered a huge 7-2 victory at home.
Going on, the Bees were unbeaten in 20 of their preceding 22 overall match-ups, and they have lost just once on the road since October. And this sole defeat had come against Tottenham.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in six of their former eight overall fixtures, and they had also lost four of their last six matches. And at home, they are on a three-game losing run.
Moreover, Frank’s men also have an impressive h2h record against this opponent over the years, and especially so in the recent years. This also includes a convincing win just three weeks back.
Considering these stats, expect Brentford to deliver a winning performance this Saturday.
Middlesbrough vs Brentford: Betting Tips
Brentford to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Brentford @ 2.50 (3/2).