Brentford v Cardiff City Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Brentford host Cardiff City in matchday 35 of the Championship on Tuesday 13th March, 7:45pm at Griffin Park. The hosts currently sit in 10th place in the table having beaten Burton Albion 0-2 last time out, while the visitors are in 2nd after their 2-1 win against Barnsley.
A return of 20 points from eight games has seen Cardiff take control of the race for the second automatic promotion place, though our Kickoff predictive algorithm actually makes a Brentford side boasting 25 points from their previous 12 home matches the 43% favourites to come out on top in this encounter.
Last Season's Score
There was late drama in this fixture last season, with three goals in the final seven minutes ensuring that the spoils were shared, with the chances of that 2-2 scoreline being repeated this time around rated at 5%.
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Team News For Brentford
Josh McEachran could return to the team after finding himself on the bench in the defeat at Leeds, whilst Sergi Canos is also pushing for a start.
Team News For Cardiff
Having netted the winner in each of the Bluebirds’ previous two matches, Kenneth Zohore is expected to return to the starting XI at the expense of Gary Madine.
First Goal Scorer Betting Predictions
The aforementioned Zohore is afforded a 13% chance of breaking the deadlock in this contest, but it is the Bees’ Neal Maupay, a scorer of two goals in three games of late, who begins as the 15% favourite to put the West London outfit 1-0 up.
This clash will take place at Griffin Park at 3:00pm on Saturday 3rd March. Highlights will be shown on Football on 5: The Championship later that evening at 9:00pm.
WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS
Brentford have scored in 85% of their last 20 home games.
Brentford have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 4 and draw 2 of these matches.
Cardiff have scored in 75% of their last 20 away games.
Cardiff have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 6 and draw 2 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Brentford have conceded 1 goal or less in 75% of their last 20 home games.
Cardiff have conceded exactly 1 goal in 7 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 4, draw 2 and lose 1 of these matches.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Brentford have kept a clean sheet in 30% of their last 20 home games.
Cardiff have kept a clean sheet in 40% of their last 20 away games.
OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS
The last 20 Brentford home matches have produced an average of 2.85 goals per game.
The last 20 Cardiff away matches have produced an average of 2.20 goals per game.
LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS
Brentford's last match was in the Championship against Burton Albion on Tuesday 6th March at Pirelli Stadium. They won the game 0-2 with goals from Kyle McFadzean and Oliver Watkins.
Brentford's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Henrik Dalsgaard, John Egan, Andreas Bjelland|
|MID:||Romaine Sawyers, Ryan Woods, Josh Clarke, Kamohelo Mokotjo|
|FWD:||Florian Jozefzoon, Neal Maupay, Oliver Watkins|
In the Championship this season, this Brentford XI has played 290 matches, scored 39 goals and delivered 32 assists.
This Championship line-up has 557 all-time Championship appearances, 51 goals and 54 assists.
Cardiff City's last match was in the Championship against Barnsley on Tuesday 6th March at Cardiff City Stadium. They won the game 2-1.
Cardiff City's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Souleymane Bamba, Matthew Connolly, Joe Bennett, Bruno Ecuele Manga, Callum Paterson|
|MID:||David Junior Hoilett, Kadeem Harris, Craig Bryson, Marko Grujic|
In the Championship this season, this Cardiff City XI has played 236 matches, scored 23 goals and delivered 17 assists.
This Championship line-up has 536 all-time Championship appearances, 62 goals and 38 assists.