It’s (finally) back to business after the international break, and our next task is a trip up to Wigan Athletic, where Thomas Frank hopes to collect three big away points. A 2-0 win for Brentford is priced at 11/1 at LeoVegas SPORT, and we've got plenty of reasons to believe in a Bees victory.
Granted our away record needs improvement, but Wigan's inconsistent form and leaky defence are early indicators of a possible away victory. They have conceded ten goals in their last four games, and despite beating Bolton at home in their last match, shipping two goals at home is never a good sign… particularly against the hungry Bees.
Brentford are eager to get back to winning ways following two disappointing results which saw us fail to score or pick up any points. Away to Wigan is the place to get back on track, and we're backing Neal Maupay to score first at odds of 19/5. Maupay and Said Benrahma have created 31 chances for each other season, which is a league high and their attacking partnership can be the decisive factor. Benrahma himself is available at 11/5 to score at anytime.
Ten points separate the two sides in the Championship table, and three points can re-charge our race for a top-ten finish, at least. Brentford are looking for the double over The Latics, following up on the 2-0 home victory back in September. You can select "No" for both Teams to Score to get a return of 5/4 which will boost a combination bet. At odds of 13/2 you can also pick Away team to win both halves and if you are feeling extra confident a 3-0 Bees win is yours at 20/1.
Leo's Prediction: Wigan 0-2 Brentford, priced at 11/1.
Goal scorers: Neal Maupay is priced at 19/5 to score first, with Ollie Watkins at 15/2 to score last.
Leo's Top Tip: Brentford had 29 efforts at goal against Sheffield United. This was the most for a Championship side this season, so you feel a goal is overdue for the Bees.