Last week we confidently predicted Brentford would win comfortably against Rotherham United… but no one was quite expecting that five-star show! The Bees gave us reasons to think of new superlatives, and we now can’t wait to take on this season’s Championship favourites, Stoke City, where the draw is priced at 5/2, while the Bees are 11/5 to win at LeoVegas SPORT.
Stoke, 6/1 to win the Championship this season, boast a strong squad following relegation from the Premier League. However, if last Saturday’s performance is anything to go by, Brentford have what it takes to match them this weekend.
With Stoke conceding three and suffering defeat away to Leeds and Brentford registering the weekend’s biggest winning margin, we feel goals will flow and an away win with both teams scoring is priced at 5/1.
Neal Maupay got his season off to a flyer with a brace last weekend, getting the opening goal after fantastic team work. He was unplayable all afternoon and never gave the Rotherham backline a break. The man-of-the-match grabbed two goals and an assist and can prove vital against Stoke. We’ve boosted his odds from 5/1 to 11/2 to score the opening goal.
Brentford’s word of the day was “attack” and Stoke will have to be defensively solid to contain the swashbuckling Bees this Saturday. The play was varied, using deadly set pieces as well as neat passing football, blending timely long balls with smart short passes perfectly. The late consolation goal from Rotherham does not take any shine off the performance and the Bees march confidently to Stoke.
Leo’s Prediction: Stoke 1-2 Brentford – 19/2
Goal scorer: Ollie Watkins to score anytime – 3/1
Top Tip: After week one, Brentford are top of the league, celebrate by getting them at odds of 14/1 to win the league!
LeoVegas Bees Boost: Neal Maupay is boosted to 11/2 to score first!