Brentford started a run of four away games in five with a win at Middlesbrough yesterday afternoon. Ivan Toney scored two, with Vitaly Janelt and Mathis Jensen also on the score sheet, as The Bees came from a goal down to win 4-1. They travel again on Wednesday evening, 10 February, but have a match shorter trip, to Reading.
The Bees were due to head to Berkshire on Saturday 16 January. That the game was suspended and subsequently rearranged. It will now take place on Wednesday and kick-off at 7pm.
The win yesterday afternoon took Brentford back up to second in the Sky Bet Championship table. The Bees are a point ahead of Swansea City, who are third, and a point behind league leaders Norwich City. Both Swansea and The Bees have played a game less than Norwich and Brentford play that game on Wednesday.
They travel to Reading, the team just behind the leading three. Reading are six points behind The Bees and come in to the match on the back of a 0-0 draw with Stoke City yesterday that extended their unbeaten run to seven Championship games. Their last league loss was to Brentford in mid-December when The Bees won 3-1 in West London thanks to a brace from Bryan Mbeumo and a Jensen goal.
Reading's recent run has included a draw away at Swansea and they beat AFC Bournemouth in their last home game. That was one of nine home wins in 13 games for The Royals but they have lost the other four. Their average of 2.08 points per game at home is the second best in the division, behind Watford.
Wednesday's match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on iFollow Brentford and, as it was moved from it's original date, counts as a Saturday match for viewing purposes. As per the 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.
The announcement here also confirms that a team's away matches can only be purchased on a game-by game basis. Fans that want to watch will need to sign up for iFollow and pay £10 to tune in (£7 for international fans). Buy your Match Pass and watch us taking on The Royals