Even the vocal 1,705 travelling supporters could not suck the ball in against Millwall on Saturday, as Brentford were unable to recover from a first minute George Saville goal at The Den. The Bees threw everything at the hosts, with two attempts cleared off the line and two more pinging off the frame of the goal but they just could not find a way to take something from the game.
The midweek fixture against Cardiff offers a difficult yet valuable opportunity to bounce back – a Brentford win is priced at 13/10, while a draw is available at 5/2.
Cardiff have won their last six games and the Welsh side’s last defeat in the Championship came ten games ago when they fell to QPR away from home - hopefully Tuesday night’s trip east for Neil Warnock’s men will result in similar disappointment for the team second in the Championship.
The Welsh side’s phenomenal recent run has moved them to within three points of Wolves and given the strength and resources available to Wolves any Championship team getting that close to them deserve respect.
Versatile Scotsman Callum Paterson has scored in Cardiff’s last two outings and the 23-year-old is 18/1 to score first on Tuesday.
Ollie Watkins is the man on form in front of goal for the Bees having netted three goals in the club’s last two victories – the 22-year-old is 7/1 to score first against Cardiff.
Despite failing to fight the net against Millwall, Brentford attacked with menace and Neal Maupay is priced at 4/1 to open the scoring or 11/8 to score anytime against Cardiff.
Leo’s Prediction: Brentford 2-1 Cardiff, 15/2
Goalscorer: Neal Maupay to score at any time, 7/5
Outside Punt: Brentford 0-0 Cardiff, 2/1
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