Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Brentford welcome Stoke City to Griffin Park for Saturday’s Championship showdown. Both Brentford and Stoke are winless in the past three league games but the former are within six points off the drop zone. Stoke, meanwhile, are in a much better position with eight points separating them from the playoff spots. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brentford went unbeaten for the fourth straight league game after managing a 1-1 draw against Norwich City on New Year’s Day. Last weekend, they secured a slender 1-0 triumph over Oxford United in the FA Cup third round.
Stoke suffered their second defeat in three league matches after losing 2-0 at the hands of Bristol City. Their recent match was in the FA Cup third round at Shrewsbury Town which finished in a 1-1 scoreline.
The last meeting between the teams was at the Bet365 Stadium in August which finished in a 1-1 draw. The previous encounter at Brentford’s home was 17 years ago where Stoke picked up a 2-0 triumph in League Division 2. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke are offered odds of 3.10 to secure the maximum points while Brentford are priced at 2.37 for the same. The visitors have recently gone into a shell with three successive winless games but they are up against a Brentford team, which has struggled in the past three matches with draws in each. The game could lean towards a potential stalemate with both teams scoring. Our preview fancies a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford win odds: 2.37
Stoke City win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Brentford and Stoke have struggled in the scoring department since Boxing Day and the former have netted twice when compared to the visitors, who have drawn blank in the past three games. However, we are anticipating a reaction from Stoke and this may result in a draw which was the outcome from the last meeting. Our correct score prediction is to go for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Both Brentford and Stoke have been shot of goals in the past four matches where they have failed to score more than once. A close affair could be on the cards on Saturday with Stoke proving a tough nut to crack especially on the road with eight draws. Our total goals prediction anticipates less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Neal Maupay has been Brentford’s standout contributor upfront this season and he has already scored 15 goals in the Championship. The Frenchman has netted thrice in the past five appearances for the team where he has bagged the opener on two occasions. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Maupay to find the breakthrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Neal Maupay at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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