The lights are on. Tyres warmed. Engines revved. 24 cars make the grid, with the chequered flag waving in the distant horizon. The excitement, the drama and the hot action is all about the unfold at the toot of the referee’s whistle. Unpredictable bends, oil slicks, burnouts, blowouts and pure carnage awaits as the Championship lights switch from red to green. It will be fast, furious and glorious – and The Bees are buzzing for it all to begin.
Just as Brentford have boosted the squad with solid new signings, our mechanics spent their summer busily tuning up the LeoVegas SPORT website, tweaking it to perfection, customising it to your own needs. On our newer, faster website, you’ll find odds of Brentford winning the Championship at 18/1.
Last season Brentford made us all dream. A play-off place loomed large until a late lift off the gas secured a respectable ninth placing, only six points off Derby County in sixth place. This season you can also back the Bees to cross the finishing line ahead of the other London teams with our new special ‘Best in London’ market.
LeoVegas.com is now packed with all the right stats for you to make your pick – and Brentford are heavy favourites to beat Rotherham at home in the opening game of the season. Odds of 12/25 are convincing and if you are expecting both teams to score on an opening day classic, you can get that at 4/6, while both teams to score and the Bees to emerge victorious is 2/1.
Flooring the gas pedal early on and starting off with three points ahead of a tough game against Stoke is key for confidence and in a season with virtually no pit stops, concentration levels need to be kept as high as possible for the duration.
Last season we enjoyed the form of the likes of Watkins and Maupay, and you can back last season’s top scorer to start off where he left off, scoring first at 3/1.
Leo’s Prediction: Brentford 3-1 Rotherham at 19/2
Goalscorer: Neal Maupay to score at any time at 10/11.
Leo’s top tip: Check out our new look website and app complete with Brentford form, stats and standings around every Brentford game!