Brentford vs Huddersfield by Luke
Brentford comes from a 2:3 victory away from home against Nottingham on Tuesday evening, as the team continued their really good streak now, havin three victories and a draw in last four. Especially interesting is that they are playing really offensive and look to score a goal more, as their many previous matches end up usually with plenty of goals scored in each net.
Victory over Nottingham wasn't expected, but the guests looked more decisive during the most of the time, with Vibe opening the scoreline in 17th minute, while the same player doubled up their lead in 55th minute. Jota increased the lead to 3:0 in 68th, while the hosts only could reduce the deficit in last ten minutes of the match thanks to goals from Brereton and Clough. The thing is, Nottingham had plenty of chances on their own and probably deserved more, but the guests were deadly serious with their chances. Brentford now stands in the middle of the table with twelve points more than relegating worried Britol City and can play a bit more relaxed.
Home team should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Vibe as striker, but also with offensive midfielders: Canos, Sawyers and Jota. Central defender Andreas Bjelland (27/0) missed the previous game and remains doutbful for thius one. Midfielders Josh McEachran (27/0) and Alan McCormack (5/0) will also be missing here. Offensive midfielder Lewis MacLeod (13/0) is injured too.
Huddersfield finally managed to bounce back after three consecutive matches without a victory (loss to Newcastle and draw against Barnsley in Championship) and a defeat in FA Cup against Manchester City, as the team walked away with a narrow 1:0 victory in front of own fans against Aston Villa last Tuesday evening.
The game itself wasn't very interesting one, as neither of the teams looked very interesting to attack and to risk, but the home team was still just a bit more concrete and managed to score the only goal in 69th minute via Smith, remaining with a solid defense towards the end and taking the victory without much problems. Huddersfield is now third at the table, having six points less than second placed Brighton and remains in a must win situation here in case they want to get into the race for direct promotional position.
Visitors are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Quaner as central striker, but also with Kachunga, Brown and Parra as offensive support behind his back. Goalkeeper Danny Ward missed previous game and remains doutbful for this one. Injured is Kasey Palmer (offensive midfielder, 24/4), similar to forward/offensive player Sean Scannell (11/0).
- Brentford have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 8 matches against Huddersfield.
Brentford remains very dangerous side in attack and I'm sure that they are more than capable to score more than once. Same goes for Huddersfield, since the visiting team anyway remains more quality one and with bigger motive here. Overall, an open game that should lead us safely to three goals scored at least.