Brentford v Bristol City Betting Tip Brentford – 2 October 2019

Brentford to return to winning ways at home

EnglandBrentford v Bristol CityEngland
Wednesday 2nd October 1945hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Brentford
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 5/4 (odds taken 20.00 GMT, Tuesday 1 October)

1 X 2
77/100 3/1 67/20

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 1, 2019 at 20.00)

Both Brentford and Bristol City would have harboured hopes of finishing in the top six this season. The two clubs meet on Wednesday where a win for either team would enhance those hops.

English Championship Betting at Marathonbet

Brentford Preview – Can Brentford build on weekend win and move closer to playoff positions?

It’s been a pretty inconsistent beginning to the season for Thomas Frank and his Brentford side. Nine games into the campaign and they have won three, drawn two and lost four. It’s not the start which the Danish coach would have been hoping for and perhaps one that many feel Brentford should be bettering. Saturday’s 3-1 win against Barsnley was a most welcome one having failed taken just a point from their previous two matches and failing to score in either of them. The three points keep them in touch with the playoffs but they will be keen to reduce that six point gap which was in place before Tuesday night’s games.

Frank will be hoping his team can begin improving what has been a poor home record in this game. Bearing in mind this is a team who won 14 at home in the league last season, one win from their first four games at Griffin Park this season.

There’s no doubt who has been Brentford’s key player in the early part of this season. Ollie Watkins is now in his second full season at the club and is improving all the time. Having scored 20 goals across 18 months or so, the striker is already on seven league goals, including a hat-trick at the weekend. Whilst it’s a great individual haul, it’s somewhat concerning for the team as a whole who have managed just one more goal combined.

Ollie Watkins to score in 90 minutes


Bristol City Preview – Will Bristol City extend impressive unbeaten run and stay in touch with the promotion places?

Lee Johnson’s Bristol City were one of several teams who narrowly missed out on the playoffs last season. The Robins were well placed for the majority of the second half of the season but fell short of the top six, missing out by four points in the end. Johnson knows that the expectation will be to ensure a top playoff finish as a minimum and his team have started well. Having played the same number of games as their opponents it’s been a much strong start. Bristol City travel to face Brentford on Wednesday having lost just one game this season and that came at home to Leeds on the opening weekend. There would have been concerns with how easy it was for Leeds that day but Johnson’s men have responded well.

Now unbeaten in eight games, City have won four and drawn four in that run. There will be some frustration that they don’t have a few more points than their current haul, particularly as they were 2-0 and 3-2 up away to Preston in their most recent games. All the same, it’s been a very positive recovery since that only loss and they are just three points behind leaders West Brom in what is a very congested top half.

Key-Facts – Brentford v Bristol City

  • Sunday’s win over Barnsley was Brentford’s third win of the season and one they will be hoping to build on
  • Bristol City have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season and are just three points off top
  • Ollie Watkins has scored seven of Bristol City’s eight goals in the league this season

Brentford v Bristol City Betting Advice

These two teams play some of the most attractive football in the league and it should make for a really entertaining game on Wednesday. It’s often a very close fixture with little between Brentford and Bristol City in recent times. Since it’s been a Championship fixture it’s the Bees who have had the upper hand, however, winning four and drawing three of the eight games. Bristol City’s only win did come in the equivalent fixture last season, though.

Watkins is the obvious danger man for the home team. The visitors are in such good form at the moment but they are conceding goals. Watkins will be in confident mood and although they’ve not hit their stride so far at home, Brentford can take all three points from this one.