Brentford has a golden chance to strengthen their bid for a top-three finish in the Championship this week. The side play host to Rotherham United at the Griffin Park on Tuesday with kickoff at 9 pm.
The hosts overcame their drawing streak with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth, whereas their opponents recorded their fourth straight defeat in the Championship in their 1-0 loss to Barnsley.
It was a bad taste for Thomas Flank when Watford became the second team to secure automatic promotion. The side has to settle for playoffs for a chance in next season’s Premier League.
Nevertheless, there is much to remain confident for, especially after their 1-0 win over Bournemouth. It was a hard-fought win, given the side defended nearly the second half with only ten men.
Moreover, the win ended Bournemouth’s eight-game winning streak, something which might come in handy, especially when the two teams lock horns in the playoffs next month. The win marked their nine unbeaten streaks in the Championship and recorded their fourth clean sheet in five fixtures.
In contrast, things are different when it comes to Rotherham United, with relegation woes more likely than even in case of a loss on Tuesday. The side is four points adrift of the red dotted line while Hull City is already promoted from league one.
Brentford vs. Rotherham United Head to Head
Both sides have 16 games against each other, with Brentford takes home eight wins while Rotherham has five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bournemouth 0-1 Brentford
Brentford 1-1 Cardiff City
Brentford 0-0 Millwall
Preston North End 0-5 Brentford
Brentford 0-0 Birmingham City
Barnsley 1-0 Rotherham City
Rotherham 1-2 Middlesbrough
Rotherham 0-1 Birmingham City
United 0-1 Coventry City
Rotherham 1-3 QPR
Brentford Team News
Pontus Jansson will serve a one-match ban, giving Thomas Flank a chance to start defender Charlie Goode. New faces to the side could see Saman Ghaddos and Bryan Mbeumo earn a call into the starting lineup. Injury contentions for the home side include Rico Henry and Josh Dasilva.
Rotherham United Team News
Viktor Johansson will step aside after picking an injury against Barnsley, thus paving Jamal Blackburn. George Hirst provides an alternative solution for Freddie Ladapo. Florian Jozefzoon pushes for a recall to start against his former club.
Prediction and Odds
Even though the visitors need a win in all the four remaining games for survival, we envisage a defensive setup.
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals: 1H