England Premier League
Sunday 24th October 2021
Kick off at 2pm BST
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford’s attitude to this new season really seems to be reflecting Leeds from last season. The Bees are a joy to watch especially for the neutral as you have no idea what they will do next. Their yo yo season has seen the club draw at home to Liverpool and beat Arsenal however they have a better record away from home.
Brentford’s objectives this season are about surviving and for now they are certainly punching above their weight in 10th place with 12 points. Keep that up and they could finish the season with almost 60 points.
Last weekend the Bees lost 1-0 at home to Chelsea but it was a fine game for them and they really gave Chelsea a difficult game, the European champions were lucky to escape with the win. At home Brentford are creating a fantastic atmosphere and they are a side who clearly raise their game for the bigger sides.
Not many people would have predicted that Leicester would be behind Brentford after 8 games played. There have been hints of the Leicester side we all know, the ones that have the consistency and score goals but there have also been backwards steps. However one has to wonder if the Foxes are on the charge again after last weekend where they put four goals past Manchester United to beat them 4-2. It was classic Leicester and Jamie Vardy unsurprisingly got on the score sheet indeed the veteran striker has seven goals so far and is looking to have yet another solid season in front of goal.
Leicester are one point behind their hosts so will be motivated to win this game however away form has let them down with just one victory so far and that came against bottom club Norwich.
Brentford: Vitaly Janelt is a major doubt with a thigh injury and isn’t expected back for this one. Yoane Wissa is out with an ankle injury but could be back next week. Shandon Baptiste could be out long term due to an earlier shoulder injury.
Leicester: Marc Albrighton could miss the next 2-3 weeks due to an ankle injury. Ayoze Perez is due back for this game after illness. Timothy Castagne is due to return also from a hamstring injury. Jonny Evans could return but will be assessed after his back injury. Ndidi is out for at least another 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury. Youri Tielemans is being tipped to be fine after a small spasm. Justin James could return next week from a knee injury and Wesley Fofana is a long term injury with his leg.
Brentford vs Leicester Head to Head:
The last time the teams played each other was in last seasons FA Cup, the game took place at Brentford and Leicester won 3-1.
Leicester have won 7 of the last 8 meetings.
Brentford have not beaten Leicester since 1953.
Brentford vs Leicester Prediction:
This is one game where we don’t expect it to end goalless. There should be lots of chances created for both sides and Leicester will feel confident coming into this encounter but we can’t ignore that they will be tired after their heroic game against Spartak Moscow in midweek.
This game should be energy zapping too and we don’t think the Bees will give Brendan Rodgers to much time on the ball. This is why it could be worth backing the home side while covering the draw with a refund.
Brentford have been working tirelessly behind the scenes and there objectives are clear to pick up as many points as they can at home. We’ve expected more from Ivan Toney this season Brentford’s striker after his huge goal haul in the Championship so we will get on him for this weekend at very good odds.
Brentford vs Leicester Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (0.0 Brentford) at 1.92
Anytime goalscorer: Ivan Toney at 2.50