Brentford vs Cardiff City
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (London).
Brentford look to end Cardiff’s red hot streak when the teams met in the Championship fixture on Tuesday, 13th March 2018.
The Bees will be relieved to have returned to the Griffin Park after playing three away games on the trot. They were beaten 1-0 in the latest fixture at Millwall, despite having 67% of ball-possession and 15 shots on goal.
Yet, Brentford remain in touching distance of the promotion play-off zone. They have a game in hand and their current gap with the top six teams is 8 points.
The Griffin Park has been a fortress for Dean Smith and his men this season as they were beaten just twice in the 17 games so far.
On the other hand, Cardiff are in red hot form. They won a thriller against Birmingham City on the weekend to remain at second in the standings. Their gap with current leaders Wolverhampton is a meagre 3 points, however there is little room for error with the teams like Aston Villa and Fulham closing on a 7-point gap.
At the same time, it will be worth to note that five of Cardiff’s six Championship matches were played at their home turf. Their visit to Brentford comes after three consecutive home games.
Brentford vs Cardiff: Head-to-head
- Cardiff won 4 of the last 6 Championship matches against with Brentford, drew 1 and lost 1.
- Three of those wins are at home and Cardiff haven’t won in their last two away matches at Brentford (1D, 1L).
- Six of the last 7 meetings between the two sides across all venues saw both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.
- Also, five of Brentford’s last 6 home games versus Cardiff saw both teams scoring and recorded 3 or more goals.
Brentford vs Cardiff City: Prediction
This is a tight one to call with both teams looking for a win to strengthen their promotion chances. Therefore, one must expect a fairly open contest on Tuesday night.
Punters can bank of a high number of goals in this contest with these two sides scoring a plenty in recent weeks. Moreover, their h2h meetings in recent years were nothing but thrillers.