Brentford recorded their third win in four matches when they beat Blackburn Rovers on Friday night. Ivan Toney scored the only goal of the game, his 26th of the season, from the penalty spot, to give The Bees the win. Their second away game in four days comes next, a trip to Derby County on Tuesday, 16 March.
The win moved The Bees up to second in the Sky Bet Championship table, but only for a few hours. Swansea City beat Luton Town yesterday lunchtime to climb above The Bees and then Watford scored a last minute winner at Cardiff City a few hours later. League leaders Norwich City play this afternoon agaisnt Sheffield Wednesday but Watford are now second, ahead of Swansea on goal difference and three points ahead of The Bees. Both Swansea and Brentford have a game in hand on Watford and The Bees have the best goal difference.
Once again, Brentford are in the earliest kick-off slot in this round of games, kicking-off at 7pm at Derby. Watford travel to Rotherham United on the same night, also at 7pm, while Swansea travel to seventh-placed AFC Bournemouth. Norwich play on Wednesday night this week, as do Reading and Barnsley, who are fifth and sixth, five points behind Brentford having played a game more.
Derby currently sit 19th in the table. They are seven points ahead of Rotherham, who are 22nd and occupy the final relegation place, but have played four games more. Derby were beaten 1-0 by Millwall yesterday, to extend their current run to two points in five matches. They have won just one of their last seven.
The loss to Millwall was their eighth in 18 home games but they have only conceded 18 goals in that time. There have been just 30 goals in Derby's home matches this term and they have won five of them. Derby had won four in a row at home before a draw against Nottingham Forest earlier this month and yesterday's defeat to Millwall.
The match will be, unfortunately, played behind closed doors and will kick-off at 7pm. Fans can tune in on iFollow Brentford to watch. 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. This game will also be on the Sky Sports red button on Tuesday night.
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 the season. They can watch the game when they log in to their iFollow account. See more here.
If you are not in that category, you can watch The Bees against Derby 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 Rams.