Brentford had plenty to celebrate following the weekend trip to Middlesbrough, with the away victory meaning everything for the players and fans alike. Sheffield United are next, and another away victory is priced at 29/10 at LeoVegas SPORT.
Saturday’s result brought an end to an 81 year wait for a victory at Boro, and Thomas Frank was delighted. Brentford are now just one place off the top half – could what seemed like an unlikely play-off push now be on the cards? The top half is tight, and only six points separate the Bees from that final play-off spot.
The pressure at the business end of the table is huge, however the victory at Boro can be the ideal springboard for a second successive win on the road. Sheffield United have done extremely well so far this season and sit comfortably in third spot. Chris Wilder's Blades are unbeaten in eight games and have now managed to keep five clean sheets in a row.
Where others have tried and failed to penetrate their defence, Brentford's attacking promise is hard to ignore. Said Benrahma has been directly involved in seven of Brentford's last nine league goals in open play and he looks a threat on every single attack. With his dazzling runs and eye for goal, he's priced at 19/2 to score the opener at Bramall Lane.
The link up play between throughout the team was impressive at Boro, with Romaine Sawyers threading passes through the eye of a needle for fun. We saw a pass that wiped out the entire Middlesbrough team and his vision can once again be the difference against a well-drilled opposition.
Leo's Prediction: Sheffield United 1-2 Brentford, priced at 11/1.
Leo's Tip: Frank and his team will be keen to capitalise on the current momentum and go for the jugular as the Bees strive to carry on up the table – a 1-0 Brentford victory is 12/1.