Another exciting weekend of action saw Brentford hit the high notes in a tight encounter against QPR, with the home team getting all three points after Florian Jozefzoon’s massive matchwinner. His goal sent the crowd into raptures and moved the Bees closer to the all-important play-off spots.
Three points away from the play-offs, with two games to go makes for a tight run-in and with a trip to Barnsley coming up followed by a home game against Hull, each game is a cup final! A Brentford win on Saturday priced at Evens, and that would set the pace for the Hull encounter on the closing day. Barnsley are 5/2 to win, while the draw is 11/4 at LeoVegas SPORT.
Facing Barnsley at any stage of the season other than this would have not been so daunting, but with the Tykes fighting tooth and nail against relegation, a meeting now can be as one of the league’s tougher clashes. The Bees can expect a hostile welcome to Oakwell on Saturday.
Barnsley are coming off the back of a narrow defeat to Leeds, while Brentford made it seven games unbeaten, and would love to see that figure reach nine by the end of the season. Sergi Canos was close to his best against QPR and last weekend’s man-of-the-match is 14/5 to carry on his goal scoring form with a goal anytime, while he is 8/1 to score first.
The club has organised free travel up north and will be bringing the Griffin Park atmosphere with them in one of the biggest games of the season - will it be three points at Barnsley to take the play-off push into the final game of a pulsating season?
Leo’s Prediction: Barnsley 0-2 Brentford at 19/2
Outside punt: Brentford to win both halves at 21/4