Monday Night Football sees some rare Championship action as promotion chasing West Bromwich Albion host Brentford at The Hawthorns. 

At start of October, both teams were in the promotion hunt but Brentford have since tumbled out and now face a relegation battle so can they get their season back on track here?

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Kyle Bartley is once again ruled out for West Brom with a knee injury as others are fit and available to start. 

Bakary Sako could start after a knock kept him out of the Baggies’ last two matches whilst Dwight Gayle is also available after a calf injury. 

Brentford are still missing three key players as wingers, Said Benrahma (ankle) and Ollie Watkins remain absent. 

Midfielder, Kamohelo Mokotjo is also absent with an ankle injury whilst defender, Julian Jeanvier is still battling a foot injury. 

 

Form

West Brom are unbeaten in their last three despite conceding once in each of those three games. 

At home, the Baggies are unbeaten in four of last five matches with Gayle scoring in three of them but his goals all came after half time. 

Brentford enter this in dire form with one win from their last seven matches but have scored in each of their last four with two goals from three of those games. 

Away from home, the Bees are hardly buzzing with no win in last five on the road. During that time, they scored seven goals but conceded 12. 

 

Stat Attack

  • West Brom are unbeaten in last eight against Brentford across all competitions (W6, D1, L1). 
  • At home, West Brom are yet to fail to win against Brentford after winning their nine meetings to have been played at The Hawthorns (W9, D0, L0).
  • Brentford have avoided defeat in their last nine league matches on a Monday (W3, D6). 

 

Prediction

Brentford have really fallen off the pace in past two months and given West Brom’s quality and form, I can’t see things improving here but should see plenty of goals. 

Prediction: West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Brentford

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