Brentford vs Leeds betting tips, predictions and match preview for this televised Championship fixture on Easter Monday. Leeds’ defeat surprised everybody on Good Friday, and Marcelo Bielsa’s side must quickly bounce back. With a crucial game against Villa to come, the Whites cannot afford to drop anymore points here.
Brentford are a tough nut to crack at home, and they’ve only been defeated once here since December 8th. The Bees don’t have much to play for, but they have very technical and skillful players who will be able to give the Leeds back-line a few problems. Bielsa’s men have only lost back-to-back games once this season, and they usually do bounce back from a set-back. However, they may fall short in their quest to collect maximum points at Griffin Park. They’ve lost each of their last two visits here, and are too short for an away side.
Brentford have plenty of goals in their side, and they could cause real problems for their visitors. The Bees have only failed to score twice at home this season, with Bristol City and WBA keeping them off the score-sheet and it’s going to take a monumental effort from the Leeds back-line to prevent them from netting here. The movement of their players in the final third is very impressive, and they should register on Monday. They arrive off the back of a 1-1 draw with Millwall, and have now seen BTTS land in three of their last four games.
Leeds missed a penalty against Wigan during an afternoon to forget. They were playing against ten men, had upwards of 15 corners, but still couldn’t find a way through. They should still create plenty of chances in this match, and Thomas Frank’s men aren’t exactly renowned for keeping clean sheets.
In their last nine games, Brentford have kept just two clean sheets, with the last one coming against relegated Ipswich.
BTTS is understandably short in this one, but it did land when they met earlier in the campaign at Elland Road (1-1), and it should pay out again here. It is our first betting tip for this televised game, and it’s available at a best price of 7/10 with Sporting Bet.
Match Betting Odds:
Leeds Win – 19/20
Draw – 12/5
Brentford Win – 13/5
Neal Maupay has enjoyed a very fruitful season in West London, and the Brentford striker has passed the 20-goal mark already. He’s been in terrific form at home this season, and has found the net in six of his last seven outings at Griffin Park.
The Frenchman is clearly enjoying his football, and he’s benefitting from linking up with the outstanding Said Benrahma this season. The pair have been responsible for so much of Brentford’s best play in recent weeks, and they should be able to team up again here.
Benrahma himself has chipped in with a few goals lately (usually stunners), and he is a bigger price, but it’s Maupay’s goals that are extremely consistent, and as the designated penalty taker, he is the pick.
Although there is no Championship side who can come close to matching Stoke City’s 19 draws this season, Brentford have had 13 of their own. Three of their last six matches have ended all-square, and they are just very difficult to beat on their own patch. They’ve actually only drawn once at home since New Year’s Day, but that Jan 1st stalemate was against Norwich, and they’ve shown that they won’t be easily swept aside.
Every single one of their home defeats this season have been by a single goal, and they remain competitive throughout the 90 minutes. This will be tough for Leeds, and at an odds-on price, I’m not prepared to back the Whites here.
Brentford have won their last two games here against this opposition, but Leeds don’t go on losing runs under Bielsa, and a point a-piece looks to be a likely outcome in this one.
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