The incredible fans at The Emirates loved their League Cup outing against Arsenal, and even though the run came to an end, Dean Smith was delighted that they got to see a goal, and a very good performance in which the Bees pushed a elite Premier League opposition to the end.
It's now back to Griffin Park for the Reading game, and if the energy levels can come close to what they were on Wednesday night, then the odds of 13/5 of Brentford to win both halves are certainly appealing at LeoVegas SPORT.
Smith used the Cup run to give players confidence and even though the likes of Maupay, Bentley and Mepham were benched, the chosen 11 stood up to the Gunners, even matching their shot attempts by the break. They went toe to toe for the majority of the game and forced Arsenal back in an energetic second half. Alan Judge’s 25-yard slammer was explosive and even though the final score line read 3-1, the fans cheered the final whistle as though it was a victory – they celebrated the performance, character and guts of their Bees.
Focus now falls back to the Championship, and Brentford will do everything they can to shake the Derby defeat last time out. Maupay looks to get back into the line-up, and he’s available at odds of 3/1 to score first.
Reading’s inconsistency has cost them dear so far this season, and the Royals have only won two games this season. Brentford are aiming high this year, and Griffin Park has been a fortress, so it’s over to those magical fans once again…
Leo’s Prediction: Brentford 2-0 Reading, priced at 13/2
Top Tip: As if the prospect of winning isn’t motivating enough, only four points separate Brentford from top spot in the Championship. We’re aiming for a big Bees win!