Domestic football returns this Saturday as we welcome Middlesbrough to Griffin Park in the Sky Bet Championship. Not got your tickets to join us yet? Here's five reasons not to miss the weekend's action.
Can we build on our Millwall victory?
Our last home outing was an enjoyable one for those in red and white as Thomas Frank picked up his first three points in charge. Goals at either end of the second-half from Sergi Canos and Ollie Watkins saw us take the derby honours against Millwall. With Saturday’s game the first of two important home games in three games, help us make Griffin Park a fortress once more.
It’s been a while
That game against Millwall seems a long time ago as it’s been three weeks since we last walked out at Griffin Park. It’s been a fantastic international break for England with success in the Nations League but now we are back to the cut and thrust of Sky Bet Championship action. And while Saturday’s game might be live on Sky Sports but there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere, passion and energy of live football, is there?
We owe Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have been a bit of a bogey side for us in recent years, with our most recent victory against them coming all the way back in 1964. After seven straight defeats at the hands of The Teesiders, last season saw both matches end in draws. With your help from the stands, Thomas and the boys will be keen to end that half-century hoodoo on Saturday.
Look who's back
This weekend could be a chance to welcome back some familiar faces. Emiliano Marcondes has scored in both friendly matches since making his comeback from injury while Rico Henry played 90 minutes for the first-time in 14 months against West Ham United last Thursday. Josh Dasilva has enjoyed some impressive cameos in recent weeks while Ollie Watkins, Lewis Macleod, Kamohelo Mokotjo, and Julian Jeanvier are also all well on the road to recovery as Thomas’s squad grows stronger by the day.
Goals, goals, goals
Fans at Griffin Park have had plenty to cheer about this term, with only two sides scoring more goals on home soil than The Bees. On top of that, only two teams have won more games in front of their own fans. And with Neal Maupay the leading scorer in England’s top three leagues, what odds on seeing more goals and celebrations this weekend against Boro?
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Tickets for Saturday's game against Boro are on sale to Previous Purchasers now. Back Thomas and the boys from just £25 adults and £8 Under-18s. Buy your tickets online here.