Hopes for a spot in the automatic promotion hangs in the balance for Brenford with only one victory needed. The side test the waters against Cardiff City this week in the Championship. The match schedules for Tuesday at Griffin Park with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Bees sit eight points adrift of second-placed Hornets with hopes of a playoff still intact, whereas the opponents are realistically out of contention for a spot in the playoffs. It especially comes after going four games without a win.
Brentford had all the motivation to secure a win at Millwall last weekend, with Wycombe Wanderers holding Swansea City and Watford falling to Luton Town. Unfortunately, Thomas Frank’s side were unable to break the Lions backline resulting in their fifth draw in the run of games.
The Bee’s last defeat goes back to February 24, but only four wins in that run leaves the London outfit in line to feature in the playoffs. However, Watford needs to lose two of their remaining games with one against Champions Norwich City.
The side will face off against each other on May 1, as enough motivation to make their top two bid official. On the other hand, Mick McCarthy started off impressively at the helm of Cardiff with hopes of returning to the Premier League. However, 11 points separate the side from a potential spot in the playoffs.
Brentford vs. Cardiff City Head to Head
Both sides have 11 games against each other with Brentford picking four wins while Cardiff City with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brentford 0-0 Millwall
Preston North End 0-5 Brentford
Brentford 0-0 Birmingham City
Huddersfield 1-1 Brentford
Reading 1-1 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2-2 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 0-1 Nottingham Forest
Brentford Team News
Frank is less likely to make significant changes to the starting XI this week with knowing what remains at stakes. Fosu-Henry might fall down the pecking order with either Saman Ghoddos or Emiliano Marcondes earning a recall. Sergi Canos might get a recall after netting a hat-trick in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day.
Cardiff City Team News
After getting one day extra recovery, McCarthy might start the same lineup that featured at Madejski Stadium in their last outing. Josh Murphy and Sheyi Ojo remain fresh options for attack and midfield respectively.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides are proving to be capable of causing an effect in the final third thus making up for an interesting clash.
Double Chance: Brentford
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score