Stoke City vs Brentford
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
The Potters are 17th in the points table currently. They managed to draw Bristol City in their last league match which was away from home. But the team has lost half of their matches so far. This will probably worsen as they face the in-form Brentford.
Brentford is continuing with their perfect winning run in recent weeks. The latest victim to fall to them was Preston North End in the last league fixture.
The splendid front line has been the main factor for Brentford’s success this season. No other side has scored more than 75 goals so far and if they continue, we can see them cross 80 soon.
Stoke City vs Brentford: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brentford has a five match unbeaten run active against this opposition.
- The Potters have not won this competitive fixture in over 19 years.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in four of their last 5 head to head meetings.
- Stoke City has never lost at home to these visitors in any of their four matches.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those four games as well.
Stoke City vs Brentford: Prediction
Even though Stoke is one the wrong end of the table they have done well in matches at this ground. In 22 home fixtures they have 10 wins and nine defeats.
From the last 10 home games they have 7 wins and only two defeats. But the visitors are winning consecutive away games in the competition. The last time they lost was back in February against Luton Town.
Apart from that they remain unbeaten in eight of their matches on the road. So I think the away side will get all three points in this one.
The home team has made a habit of conceding first in recent times. In half of their last 10 home games they have conceded goals. It is sure that Brentford will come at them will all they got.
Currently they are scoring at an average of 1.79 goals per match. In recent matches they have created a trend of scoring early in the first half also. So I think we can see the visitors score early on Saturday too.
Stoke City vs Brentford: Betting Tips
Brentford to win @ 1.70 (7/10).
First team to score: Brentford @ 1.50 (1/2).