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Market: Brentford victory
Possibilities: 7/10 @ 888sport
Looking to open 2020 by setting another marker in West London, a high-flying Brentford will host Bristol City behind closed doors on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Brentford could have lagged behind fellow promotion Bournemouth midweek, Thomas Frank’s men mounted a striking resurgence. Finally, clinching an impressive 2-1 win against the Cherries and with the atmosphere in their camp burning red hot, the Bees find themselves enjoying a veritable patch of festive purple. Fighting his way into the top two and now sitting at an attacking distance from league leader Norwich, Brentford is enjoying a four-game winning run. Still supported by many in England’s second division to secure an inaugural Premier League campaign for next season, Saturday’s hosts have continued to impress with their performances in the final third. Including that dramatic 3-2 away win in Cardiff last weekend, Frank’s team has bagged nine strikes in its four-game winning streak.
As for the visitors, while the mood at Brentford camp will be very good, Bristol City are in the middle of what has been a hugely worrying form. Despite managing to win that close 2-1 win against Wycombe last weekend, the Robins crashed again earlier in the week. Freefalling away from the play-off spots and enduring by far their worst streak since the start of the 2020/2021 campaign, Ashton Gate fans saw their team hit back with a surprising 2-1 loss to the Luton Championships return midweek. Managing to rack up just three points in his last five appearances on the top, Dean Holden’s men also have a growing reputation for their ongoing problems on the road. Including that troubling loss at the Hatters’ home last time, Bristol City have lost each of their last three straight away games.
Bet: Brentford 7/10 to beat Bristol City in Saturday’s championship @ 888 sport