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Market: Ivan Toney will score at any time
Odd: 10/11 @ 888sport
Looking to get back to the top of the Championship table on Sunday afternoon, Brentford will welcome Barnsley to West London this weekend.
Starting with the hosts, and finally leaving Reading with an impressive 3-1 victory midweek, the mood at Brentford camp should be red hot. With a chance to return to the top of the table this weekend, Thomas Frank’s men have won each of their last four Championship matches on the turn. With a fearsome reputation for his performances in the last third, many in West London will be very excited by Ivan Toney’s remarkable purple patch. Tied with a possible Premier League move for the summer, the former Peterborough striker has really taken the championship. Once again, finding the net against the Royals earlier in the week, Toney has already scored 23 second-tier strikes so far this season. More impressive still, the 24-year-old has seven goals in just his last four appearances.
As for the visitors, while Barnsley could have put on his own flashy display in the middle of the week, the Reds saw their FA Cup adventure come to an end. Finally beaten 1-0 to Premier League giants Chelsea at home, the South Yorkshire side are enduring a recent Championship problem. Last seen in second division duties playing a 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest, Valérien Ismaël’s side have failed to win any of their last five Championship matches, a streak dating back to December 29. Racking up just a couple of points in his slow streak, it should also be noted that Barnsley has been unable to find the net in his last three straight away from Oakwell. Facing a rough ride to the capital on Sunday, the red-hot Toney in West London is worth keeping an eye out for.
Bet: Ivan Toney 10/11 to score anytime against Barnsley for Sunday’s championship showdown @ 888 sport