After an away defeat to Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich City last night, Brentford are back on home ground for their next assignment. The Bees will host Rotherham United next on Saturday, 6 March. The fixture will kick-off at 3pm and Brentford will be looking for a third straight home win, and eighth in their last nine home league fixtures.
A single goal handed Brentford defeat against Norwich last night. That means The Bees are now ten points behind last night's opponents, who look set for promotion back to the Premier League after relegation from the top tier last season. And the race behind the pace-setters is very tight.
Brentford still occupy second place but are level on points with third-placed Watford and are four ahead on goal difference. Swansea City are fourth in the standings, a point worse off but having played two games fewer. Reading and AFC Bournemouth are in the final Play-Off places, six and eight points behind The Bees respectively, with Barnsley and Cardiff City a little further back.
Cardiff are the first of those sides in action this weekend, travelling to Huddersfield Town on Friday evening. Watford host Nottingham Forest early on Saturday while the rest of the sides at the top of the table, like The Bees, are in action at 3pm. None are facing each other and Swansea and Barnsley have further games in midweek while the remaining six sides have a few days without a game.
Rotherham come in to the game on the back of a memorable win last night. They completed a Championship double over Sheffield Wednesday with a 2-1 victory. They scored a last-gasp winner after being reduced to ten men when a goal up and conceding an equaliser to their Yorkshire neighbours.
Rotherham currently sit 22nd in the table but are now only three points behind Coventry City and Birmingham City, directly above them and outside the relegation zone. That ended a run of five straight losses, the last four of which have been 1-0. They have now won four of their last six away from home but had won one of their first ten on their travels before that.
The match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on iFollow Brentford. As per EFL communication on the broadcast arrangements for the new season, all of a team's games not selected for live coverage by Sky Sports will only be available on that platform. See more here.
Season Ticket Holders that agreed to freeze their seats for the current campaign in to 2021/22 now have iFollow VIP access until the end of the season. They can watch the game on Saturday when they log in to their iFollow account. See more here.
If you are not in that category, you can watch The Bees against The Millers on iFollow. It is the only place to see the action in full and will come with a Brentford-biased commentary from inside the stadium. Buy your Match Pass and watch the game as we take on Rotherham.
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