This week’s Carabao Cup game couldn’t come at a better time. Bruised by Blackburn, Brentford will be looking for a response following the away defeat, and what better way to do it than at home against Cheltenham, who are 20th in League Two. The perfect response, Brentford winning both halves, is priced at 9/5 at LeoVegas SPORT.
The Bees cursed their luck and were truly unfortunate not to crack the Blackburn defence open. Two efforts smashed against the crossbar, and there were strong claims for a foul in the build up to Blackburn’s sole goal. The stats were stacked in Brentford’s favour, with The Bees enjoying 61% possession and racking up eight attempts on goal, but could not find the back of the net.
Facing a lower division team in the cup gives Dean Smith the option to rotate his squad to conserve energy levels. Midfielder Alan Judge, who came off the bench against Blackburn, is looking for a place in the starting line-up and we’ve priced him at 9/2 to score first.
Cheltenham have managed one win in five league games, and despite Brentford’s first defeat in all competitions, we’re convinced of a home victory. Confidence is key and with returns of 7/1, you can get Brentford to win 3-0.
This is the start of a trio of games played at Griffin Park and going on a good run now will re-charge the group and carry on the push forward. Building momentum at this stage is key and where better to do so than at home.
Leo’s Prediction: Brentford 3-0 Cheltenham
Leo’s Tip: 16 goals have been scored during the last five clashes between the teams. Brentford are at 23/20 to score over 2.5 goals.
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