Brentford vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Griffin Park

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Brentford vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom third of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Brentford continued their recent good form with a 1-0 defeat at home to Millwall in their last match. A Romaine Sawyers goal proved the difference between the two sides in a result that the expected goals data suggest flattered the Bees. Sunderland were lucky to come out of their last game with a point as they were held at the Stadium of Light by QPR. The Black Cats had Aiden McGeady to thank for the goal that helped them claim an undeserved point. These two sides have no real head-to-head record to speak of other than a 2006 FA Cup meeting at Griffin Park that was won by the London outfit 2-1.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given the terrible form shown by Sunderland I can see the home team being a popular bet here. I think Brentford are the most likely winners but they might need to score twice to do so here and given they have netted just three times in their last four home games means I would advise caution and to look elsewhere for the bets. 64% of Brentford goals have come in the second-half while around 54% of Sunderland goals have come in this period so it looks worth a small interest on the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half. Aiden McGeady was the main threat for the Black Cats against QPR in their last match and he looks over-priced to net here. The Republic of Ireland winger has four in nine games this season and this Bees defence has kept clean sheets in just two of their last seven in all competitions with one of these against an unlucky Millwall outfit and the other against Bolton.

Second-half to be the highest scoring half

Aiden McGeady first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Brentford have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 3 games against Sunderland

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 3 games played against Brentford

AVG Goals

1.4

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

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
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)

W A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Boreham Wood Team Logo Boreham Wood

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Karlsruher SC Team Logo Karlsruher SC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

04-08-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

St. Mirren Team Logo St. Mirren

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

04-08-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

11-08-2018

League 1

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

16-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Brentford Preview

It is now five undefeated for the Bees who have taken nine points from their last five Championship games. They are now out of the relegation zone and into 18th with six of their next ten coming against teams in the bottom half. At Griffin Park, it has been a mixed bag with one victory, one defeat and four draws from their six fixtures. Three of their last four in front of their own fans has seen both teams score though just one of their last five has gone over 2.5 goals. 64% of their goals have come in the second-half with 36% of them coming in the final 15 minutes. Three of their last four that they have conceded have come in the second-half of a tie.

Brentford Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Sunderland Preview

It is now two draws in a row for the Black Cats but things are still a mess as they are now ten without a victory in the Championship. They sit second bottom of the table and the threat of back-to-back relegations is a real concern. Away from the Stadium of Light, they have taken three points from their last five fixtures with two of the last three ending in a draw. A feature of these road games is that both teams scoring which has happened in each of their last three and five of six for the season. Their biggest issue this season is their defence as they have shipped 22 goals which is the third worst record in the league. The North-Eastern outfit are great entertainment for neutrals with an average of 2.92 goals per fixture and just one of their 12 going under 1.5 goals.

Sunderland Team News

Josh Maja (knee) is back in training as a busy injury list seems to be clearing up.

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 Sunderland Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
22 LB Henrik Dalsgaard 192 81
14 CD John Egan 185 72
5 CD Andreas Bjelland 188 85
20 RB Josh Clarke 173 70
8 CDM Nicholas Yennaris 170 65
15 CDM Ryan Woods 173 64
19 CM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
7 CM Florian Jozefzoon 173 70
11 CM Ollie Watkins 179 70
21 CF Lasse Vibe 181 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 80
2 LB Billy Jones 181 77
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
3 RB Bryan Oviedo 172 70
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
14 LM Duncan Watmore 175 72
6 CM Lee Cattermole 178 76
19 RM Aiden McGeady 178 72
26 AM George Honeyman 173 72
17 CM Ibrahim Didier Ndong 179 75
11 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71