Brentford are spending most of the first half of February on their travels but the one home game in five is the next on the agenda for The Bees. In the past five days, Brentford have won at Reading and Middlesbrough to extend their current winning run to four matches. They will look to continue that when Barnsley come to West London on Sunday, 14 February, for a match that will kick-off at 1pm, before upcoming away games at Queens Park Rangers and Coventry City.
The teams were due to play on Saturday but Barnsley host Chelsea in an Emirates FA Cup tie tonight, Thursday 11 February, and the game was shifted. The Bees will be looking to complete a Sky Bet Championship double over Barnsley, having won 1-0 in Yorkshire in November. Ivan Toney scored the only goal that night, heading in a corner.
Ivan was also on the mark last night when The Bees won at Reading. That took his tally to the season to 23 and was his seventh goal in a four-match winning run. Three points took The Bees to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table last night. They are two points ahead of Norwich City and four clear of Swansea City, who are third. Swansea have a game in hand and all the teams just below The Bees play on Saturday, before Brentford are next in action.
Barnsley currently sit 13th in the Championship standings, having taken 36 points from their 27 games. Their two FA Cup wins in 2021 are their only victories this year and after winning their last two league games of 2020, Barnsley have not won in five Championship fixtures. They have won four of 14 games away from home this season and have not played since the end of January because of the weather.
Barnsley have a very good recent record against The Bees in West London, having not lost in the three recent second tier meetings. Barnsley have won two of those, including, memorably, on the final day of last season when they scored in the dying seconds to take three points and avoid relegation. Bees fans, of course, know that if Brentford had scored and won the game that would have been enough to clinch promotion to the Premier League.
The match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on iFollow Brentford. As per EFL communication on the broadcast arrangements for the new season, all of a team's games not selected for live coverage by Sky Sports will only be available on that platform. See more here.
Season Ticket Holders that agreed to freeze their seats for the current campaign in to 2021/22 now have iFollow VIP access. This has been extended until the end of March. They can watch the game on Sunday when they log in to their iFollow account. See more here.
If you are not in that category, you can watch The Bees against Barnsley on iFollow. It is the only place to see the action in full and will come with a Brentford-biased commentary from inside the stadium. Buy your Match Pass and watch the game as we take on The Tykes.