Brentford Vs Leeds Betting Tip: Brentford DNB – 11 February 2020

Faltering Leeds may struggle at fortress Griffin Park?

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Brentford Vs Leeds United

Tuesday 11th February 2020 – 19:45 Kick-Off
English Championship
Pick: Brentford Draw No Bet
Odds: 20/23
Bookmaker: Boylesports

(All betting odds displayed in this article were correct at time of writing: 9th February 2020 at 13:45)

Preview: Promotion rivals in the Championship clash on Tuesday, as an out-of-sorts Leeds look to stem a recent run of bad results when they take on an in-form Brentford at Griffin Park.

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Brentford Preview – Bees promotion push gathering momentum?

A wobble in the middle of January, when scoring no goals and picking up only one point from matches against Huddersfield (0-0 away) and Nottingham Forest (0-1 home), is firmly behind them after Brentford (5th – W16 D5 L10) made it back-to-back victories in the Championship on Saturday. Goals from Julian Jeanvier, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins securing the latest of those, as The Bees edged out a spirited Middlesbrough at Griffin Park to win 3-2 and move into fifth place, two points off automatic promotion.

That is now eight goals from the last two games for Thomas Frank’s promotion chasers, having emphatically dispatched Hull City when winning 5-1 at KCOM Stadium earlier in the month. Only leaders West Brom (53) have netted more frequently over the course of the campaign than Brentford (52 from 31 games). Striker Ollie Watkins retains a share of the lead in the scoring stakes meanwhile, with his strike at the weekend keeping him alongside Fulham’s Alexsandar Mitrovic on 20 goals for the season.

Watkins will hope to continue his blistering form at Griffin Park, where he has scored in six of the last eight fixtures during which time his team recorded seven wins and one loss – a 1-0 reverse to Nottingham Forest. Just three teams have registered more points at home thus far, with Brentford boasting a strong record of W9 D3 L3 whilst conceding less than a goal per game (0.80) – the second-best defensive figures on home soil in the division.

Ollie Watkins To Score Anytime
9/5

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Leeds United Preview – Whites caught in another promotion free-fall?

In recent weeks, much has been made about Leeds (2nd – W16 D7 L8) and their faltering bid for promotion back to the Premier League. Mainly because it feels eerily similar to recent campaigns, when the team would promise so much before failing to deliver when it mattered. This latest capitulation might even be regarded as the most alarming of them all, with The Whites seeing their once handsome ten-point advantage over the side in third whittled down to mere goal difference following Saturday’s 2-0 loss away to Nottingham Forest.

Marcelo Bielsa did his best to try and deflect some of the negative focus from his players at the weekend, claiming the defeat at The City Ground was his responsibility. It was a fourth defeat in five, all of which were without scoring as the goals continue to dry up. In their previous nine league matches, only twice – in wins against Birmingham (4-5) and Millwall (3-2) – have they managed more than one goal. Moreover, there hasn’t been a clean sheet in any of the last ten, since a 2-0 home success over Hull on 10 December.

This latest fixture, away to arguably the division’s most form side, is the last thing needed then. Particularly as Leeds are in woeful form of late when on their travels, collecting four of the last fifteen points after one win and three defeats in their previous five away encounters. As if to compound their prospects even more, their record at Griffin Park is abysmal – this will be a fifth such visit in the Championship having lost on four occasions (D1 L4), including each of the most recent three.
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Betting Summary

At the weekend, Brentford twice responded to being pegged back before ultimately prevailing 3-2 over Middlesbrough. A seventh win in eight at Griffin Park, which is of course the venue here and where Leeds are still searching for a first win having lost on four of their five previous visits in the Championship since 2014. The latter’s recent woes consist of four defeats in five, the latest 2-0 away to Nottingham Forest, as well as losing three of the last five on the road. So this appears a tall order for them all things considered.

Brentford Vs Leeds United – Key Facts:

  • Brentford made it seven wins from the last eight home games (W7 L1) with a 3-2 victory over Middlesbrough at the weekend.
  • Leeds United suffered a fourth defeat in five on Saturday, losing 2-0 at promotion rivals Nottingham Forest.
  • This will be the sixth meeting staged at Griffin Park in the English second tier, with Brentford still unbeaten as hosts after four wins and a draw.

Leeds are a fantastic outfit on their day, though, and so it comes with an element of risk opposing them. Bielsa will no doubt devise a plan to nullify the huge threat Brentford’s free-scoring attack poses (68% of Leeds’ matches finished Under 2.5 Goals), however, the form of The Whites is too alarming right now. Brentford To Nil (15/4 with Boylesports) and Brentford & Under 2.5 Goals (9/2 with PaddyPower) appeal at the odds.

Best Betting Odds for Brentford Vs Leeds United

Brentford – 17/10 Sportingbet
Draw – 9/4 Betfair
Leeds United – 19/10 Unibet


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