Brentford vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Griffin Park

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Brentford vs 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 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Cardiff City

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City scored over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Brentford

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
L H

13-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

30-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

13-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

28-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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.

 

Brentford Team 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 Team 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 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brentford vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
29 RB Yoann Barbet 190 77
33 CD Chris Mepham 191 75
14 CD John Egan 185 72
20 LB Josh Clarke 173 70
11 CM Ollie Watkins 179 70
19 CM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
47 CM Sergi Canos 176 66
8 CDM Nicholas Yennaris 170 65
15 CDM Ryan Woods 173 64
9 CF Neal Maupay 171 69
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
3 RB Joseph Bennett 177 74
20 CM Loic Damour 181 81
18 CM Callum Paterson 183 76
24 CM Marko Grujic 191 82
33 RF Junior Hoilett 173 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 188 96
19 LF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 178 75