It's fair to say no one expected the 2-0 midweek defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, particularly as it followed such an impressive performance against Hull just days earlier.
While the away form requires improvements, at home the Bees are more comfortable and dominant so it's fantastic to be heading back to Griffin park for the QPR clash. Brentford are priced at 7/5 to score in both halves and priced at 17/2 to win the game 2-0 at LeoVegas SPORT.
Brentford have won their last three home league games against QPR and with one point between the sides, these three points can be crucial in the fight for a top-10 finish. QPR's last game was the shock of the round as they beat promotion hopefuls Leeds United at home. Prior to the win they had endured a poor run that saw them fall to four league defeats in a row. Their inconsistency makes them a slippery opponent, so the Bees will need to sharpen their stings before kick-off.
Brentford were in a free-scoring patch before the defeat, and Thomas Frank was right to be disappointed after the performance. He wanted faster recoveries, more energy and better decision making. His demands will surely be ironed out in time for the QPR game. Brentford at home are a different gravy, and with the fans behind the team anything is possible during what Frank knows is a huge derby.
The Griffin Park faithful have helped Brentford to an unbeaten run of seven games at home and number eight would be significant given the circumstances and league positions of the sides. Brentford will rely on the energetic forwards and Neal Maupay is available at 3/1 to find the net first. Man of the moment Said Benrahma can be backed at 43/20 to score at any time. For added value you can also look out for the Home Team to win to nil market, which is priced at 47/20.
Leo's Prediction: Brentford 2-0 QPR
Goal scorer: You can get a Neal Maupay brace at almost 7/1, if you pick him to score first and at any time.
Top Tip: Our home performances have been the key to a great run of form, so bouncing back infront of the fans would be the perfect post-defeat medicine.