Brentford vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kick Off: 19:45 Hrs

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Brentford v Cardiff City, Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture is a re-arranged one from a few weeks ago that fell victim to the snow. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Brentford suffered a blow in their bid to close go ground on the play-off sides as they suffered a 1-0 loss to Millwall at the weekend.  They conceded in the first minute and could find no way back into the game after that.

Cardiff continued their recent good form with a 3-2 victory over Birmingham in Wales on Saturday.  Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Craig Bryson and Callum Paterson got the goals that secured another three points.

The reverse fixture came in mid-November at the Cardiff City Stadium in a game that City won 2-0 with a goal each from Joe Ralls and Danny Ward.  It means the Bluebirds have lost just one of their last six head-to-head meetings.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given their recent form I am surprised to see Cardiff outsiders to anyone outside of the top four and some might be tempted to get with them here.  I could not put you off that bet though I feel better value can be found in the other markets.

Brentford have netted first-half goals in just two of their last nine while the Bluebirds have been coming out of the blocks fast so instead take them to be leading the game going into the interval.  This also lends itself to backing the Welsh outfit to net the first goal in a market that has them as surprising outsiders in.

 

Cardiff to be ahead at half-time

Cardiff to score the first goal

 

Brentford Preview

The Bees have now lost two of their last three and find themselves eight points behind the play-offs.  They now face three straight home games against teams above them in the table so they must take advantage of this.

At Griffin Park, they have lost just one of their last 12 though they have won just one of their last three.  Florian Jozefzoon has netted in the last two home matches and four of the last five at his own ground.

None of the last five Brentford league matches and just one of their last 12 have seen both teams find the back of the net.  In just two of their last nine have they netted a goal in the opening 45 minutes.

 

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

55%

Over 2.5

30%

Over 3.5

20%

Over 1.5 1h Goals

10%

Over 1.5 2h Goals

5%

Brentford Form Guide

D

FT 1 - 1

L

FT 0 - 2

D

FT 1 - 1

W

FT 1 - 0

W

FT 1 - 0

D

FT 1 - 1

L

FT 1 - 3

Cardiff City Form Guide

D

FT 0 - 0

W

FT 2 - 0

L

FT 1 - 3

W

FT 2 - 0

L

FT 0 - 1

W

FT 3 - 1

W

FT 3 - 1

Brentford News

Rico Henry (knee) is a long-term absentee while Florian Jozefzoon (foot) and Andreas Bjelland (unknown) are doubts.

 

Cardiff City Preview

The Bluebirds are flying now with six straight victories and eight from their last ten.  They are in second place but the gap between them and Wolves is just three points while they sit four above Villa in third and five above Fulham in fourth.  

Away from the Cardiff City Stadium, they are unbeaten in four with two victories and two defeats from their last four.  Along with Wolves they have the best road defence in the division though they have played 17 compared to 19 for Wanderers.

Cardiff have shipped just five goals from their last ten in the Championship while netting 19 times in these fixtures.  Callum Paterson has found the back of the net in his last two appearances.

 

Cardiff City News

Craig Bryson, Matt Connolly (both knocks), Armand Traore (thigh), Jazz Richards (severe bruising), Jamie Ward (groin), Danny Ward (knee) and Aron Gunnarsson (ankle) are all doubts.

 

Brentford Last 10 Game Stats

Win: 0 Draw: 0 Loss: 0

AVG Goals

0

BTTS

0%

Over 0.5

0%

Over 1.5

0%

Over 2.5

0%

Over 3.5

0%

BTTS + Win

0%

BTTS + Draw

0%

BTTS + Lose

0%

Cleansheets

0%

H/T Win

0%

Won to Nil

0%

Cardiff City Last 10 Game Stats

Win: 0 Draw: 0 Loss: 0

AVG Goals

0

BTTS

0%

Over 0.5

0%

Over 1.5

0%

Over 2.5

0%

Over 3.5

0%

BTTS + Win

0%

BTTS + Draw

0%

BTTS + Lose

0%

Cleansheets

0%

H/T Win

0%

Won to Nil

0%

Head to Head

Brentford Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player
1 GK Daniel Bentley
29 RB Yoann Barbet
33 CD Chris Mepham
14 CD John Egan
20 LB Josh Clarke
11 CM Ollie Watkins
19 CM Romaine Sawyers
47 CM Sergi Canos
8 CDM Nicholas Yennaris
15 CDM Ryan Woods
9 CF Neal Maupay

Cardiff City Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player
25 GK Neil Etheridge
14 CD Souleymane Bamba
4 CD Sean Morrison
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga
3 RB Joseph Bennett
20 CM Loic Damour
18 CM Callum Paterson
24 CM Marko Grujic
33 RF Junior Hoilett
10 CF Kenneth Zohore
19 LF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing