Barnet vs Brentford predictions and betting tips for this FA Cup fixture on Monday 28th January with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
It’s a battle of the Bees at the Hive on Monday night with a fascinating match-up between the lowest ranked side in the tournament and an in-form Championship outfit. Barnet are aiming for a second successive FA Cup shock as they take on Thomas Frank’s Brentford but it could be tough against a side who have found their groove in recent weeks. Can they upset the odds once again? See our Barnet vs Brentford predictions below.
Darren Currie has done a superb job since taking over from John Still at Barnet with the highlight of his stint undoubtedly the club’s 1-0 victory over high-flying Sheffield United. The Bees have been rewarded with another tie against a Championship club but this time, they are the hosts. It will be a packed out stadium tonight and there will be plenty of support for the hosts and that should help push them forward at every opportunity. They may have lost to Braintree at the weekend but that was only a minor blip and their keeper’s early dismissal didn’t help matters.
They will be up for this and I think they can take this tie to a replay. Brentford have hit form and they beat Rotherham 4-2 at the weekend. They still look a little vulnerable at the back and Frank may have one eye on their game with Blackburn at the weekend. They undoubtedly have the players to win easily here but they only managed to sneak past Oxford in the last round and they cannot afford to underestimate their opponents.
Brentford are short at 1/2 and I’d prefer to take Barnet on the handicap markets to get something from this game. Barnet +1 is the first of our Barnet vs Brentford predictions for this FA Cup tie today.
Barnet defended effectively throughout their 1-0 win over Sheffield United but they face a different challenge here. Brentford are very effective going forward and they have plenty of talent in their squad. They are likely to get on the score-sheet in this game. Barnet have shown their appetite for this competition already and they will be determined to make their mark here.
At home, I think they can find the back of the net and they’ve only failed to hit the target at the Hive on two occasions this season. They’ve also scored in 7/8 home FA Cup matches and that run includes games against Newport, Blackpool and Bristol Rovers. Both Teams to Score? Yes is the second of our Barnet vs Brentford predictions.
Shaquile Coulthirst is the obvious option here as he’s been in decent form and netted the winner in the previous round. He also found the net against Dagenham in the National League recently and he is likely to be on penalty duties once again.
The rest of the Barnet goals have come from a variety of sources but Coulthirst is a player who have EFL experience and he should be lively once again. Shaquile Coulthirst is the third of our Barnet vs Brentford betting tips for Monday night.
Brentford are understandably starting this game as favourites and can be backed at a price of 1/2. They will be included on many accumulators this weekend but there will also be many punters who fancy the draw at 7/2. Barnet already have a scalp under their belts and they are available at 13/2.
Evens looks a generous price for both teams to find the net in this game.
Neal Maupay’s late goal settled Brentford’s tie against Oxford in the last round and the Frenchman is 3/1 to score the first goal of the game. Ollie Watkins is always lively and can be backed at 11/2 to net the opener. Sergi Canos has been restricted to the appearances from the bench recently and he may get a start. He’s 7/1 to break the deadlock.
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