On Thursday, October 1, in the 1/8 finals of the English League Cup, three final matches will take place, in one of which Brentford and Fulham will play between themselves – we offer our forecast for this meeting.
Last season, the Reds and Whites were close to making their first place in the Premier League. However, in the final of the playoffs, Fulham stood in the way of Brentford, who stopped the bees only in extra time – 2: 1.
This season the London club is trying to keep its brand. So far, the team has only one defeat from Birmingham on the road in the opening round of the Championship (0: 1). In other league matches , Branford beat Huddersfield at home (3-0) and ended in a 1-1 away draw with Millull.
In the League Cup, they managed to knock out Wycombe and West Bromwich (both wins on penalties), as well as Southampton (2: 0).
“Summer residents” started unsuccessfully in the Premier League. The team has serious problems on the defensive and will probably struggle to survive. So far, Fulham have lost all three league games , conceding ten goals. The home team lost with the same score 0: 3 to Arsenal and Aston Villa, and on the road – to last year’s Championship winner Leeds (3: 4).
In the League Cup, “summer residents” were more successful. They first achieved success in the match against Iswich (1: 0), and then beat Sheffield Wednesday (2: 0) at home. In the League Cup, Fulham are mostly unsuccessful. The last time more than two rounds it took place 15 years ago.
Brentford have lost only one of their last five matches.
In three of their previous four games, Branford have scored at least twice.
The “both to score – no” forecast has played in four of Fulham’s last five games.
The “total under 2.5” bet was played in four previous meetings between the rivals.
Brentford have not lost to Fulham in six straight matches in regular time .
04.08.20 Brentford Fulham 12
06/20/20 Fulham Brentford 0: 2
12/14/19 Brentford Fulham ten
04/14/18 Fulham Brentford eleven
02.12.17 Brentford Fulham 3: 1
04/29/17 Fulham Brentford eleven
04.11.16 Brentford Fulham 0: 2
Fulham is clearly not up to the cup battles right now. The team had an unsuccessful start in the Premier League, settling in last place, and it will be in the championship to solve its main problem for the season. Already on Sunday, “summer residents” will face a difficult trip to Wolverhampton, so in the upcoming meeting we can expect far from the main team. Brentford may well take revenge on Fulham for their failure last season.
Our prediction is Brentford’s victory for 2.40 in BC Winline