Brentford v Hull City Betting Tip Brentford – 23 February 2019

Brentford to continue excellent home form

Championship Tips

EnglandBrentford v Hull CityEngland
Saturday 23rd February 1500hrs 
Football – England – Championship
Pick Brentford
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 (odds taken 20.40 GMT, Thursday 21st February)

Both of these teams have outside chances of making the playoffs but with games running out it could well be that one of Brentford and Hull’s hopes of finishing the top six are ended depending on the result on Saturday when the two clash at Griffin Park.

Championship Betting at Betfair

Brentford Preview

Brentford have threatened to challenge for promotion to the Premier League since they arrived in the Championship back in 2014. The Bees have finished in the top 10 in each of the four seasons since then, and actually made the playoffs in one of those. Each time they have made a run for the top six and tend to always figure in people’s calculations when discussing teams who have the potential to go up to the top flight at the beginning of a campaign. This year it looks like being another similar case in that they definitely have a chance of climbing into that sixth place but the chances are they may just miss out once again. Their current position of 16th needs to be taken with some caution because they are actually only 13 points off of Bristol City who occupy the final playoff spot, however they do have games in hand on virtually every team above them so can make up ground over the next few weeks. The thing that is hampering them most is their dire away form which shows they have won only one game on the road in the Championship so far. It’s why they are as many points outside the bottom three as they are the top six but history has shown not to write this team off.


Key-Facts – Brentford v Hull City

  • These two clubs hold outside chances of making a charge of the top six and playoffs but need three points here
  • Hull won the first meeting of the season when defeating Brentford 2-0 in December
  • Brentford have won their last three at home and have a 100% record in the league at Girffin Park this year


Hull City Preview

Hull City were regarded as being a team who would be battling it out to try and preserve their Championship status this season. Nigel Adkins has done an incredible job since arriving that the club with little to no money available to strengthen the squad of players he has at his disposal. The Tigers sit in 12th spot heading into the weekend and nine points outside the top six. Like their opponents on Saturday, it is very much an outside chance that they can finish in the playoffs but we’ve already seen this season that Hull are a team capable of stringing a number of consecutive wins together. They won six games on the spin between mid-December and into January and it not only ensured they would not have to worry about a relegation fight, it put them to within touching distance of the playoffs. Their form has tailed off since then, though, and have managed only one win in their last five league games. Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at home to Rotherham would have been frustrating for Adkins, especially having been 2-0 up, as three points there would have definitely kept them in the conversation for the probable contenders, as it is now they are on the outside looking in, somewhat.

Brentford v Hull Betting Preview

There’s no doubt it the window is closing rapidly for both of these clubs in their bids to get near the top six but the Championship always seems to throw up a remarkable story and whilst it’s still possible, Brentford and Hull will be hoping that they are that story. Hull are looking to do the double over their opponents having ran out 2-0 winners when they last met in December, which incidentally was the first of this six wins that propelled them up the table.

I noted how badly this Brentford team struggle to win games away from home but it is in complete contrast to their form at Griffin Park where they have won nine of their 16 games to date, including their last three. Hull are inconsistent on their travels as evidenced by their five wins and seven losses in 16 attempts but they are capable – they have failed to win any of their last four, though, and lost three in that time. I expect a playoff charge may be beyond Brentford but their recent record at home is strong and I am backing them to take the three points and prolong the last bit of promotion hope they may have, for a while yet.