Our forecast for the pair West Bromwich – Brentford, which will try to identify the strongest on 22 September. The guests did not have enough to get into the Premier League, will they perform at the level in the League Cup?
West Brom was able to take second place in the Championship last year and earned the right to play in the country’s main league. The team did not have a good start yet, as it invariably lost with a crushing score. First, the club was defeated by Leicester (0: 3), and then by Everton (2: 5), playing disgusting defensively. Defender Gibbs and coach Bilic each got a red card at the end of the first half.
In this tournament, everything is much more positive – 3: 0 in the 1/32 finals against the modest “Harrogate”.
Brentford had a great season and made it to the playoff final for the English Premier League, but lost to Fulham (1-2, DB). From the first rounds, the club tried to fix this, but there was too much desire, and he burned out in the match with Birmingham (0: 1). Nevertheless, the huge potential was realized against Huddersfield (3-0), when expectations were slightly lower.
In the English League Cup, the team dealt with Wycombe Wanderers (2: 1, L). Then it turned out to knock out the representative of the elite “Southampton” (2: 0).
Brentford have won three of their last four.
Brentford have kept two straight matches.
West Brom have won one of the previous eight.
Brentford won the last face-to-face meeting.
06/26/20 Brentford West Bromwich ten
12/21/19 West Bromwich Brentford eleven
03/16/19 Brentford West Bromwich 0: 1
03.12.18 West Bromwich Brentford eleven
In our opinion, the bet should be made in favor of the outsider. Last year, the teams were approximately on the same level, even Brentford was able to win in the previous face-to-face meeting. The hosts miss a lot in the current championship and will not play in any way, so you can sacrifice the League Cup. The guests want to take revenge for the selected ticket to the Premier League, and there is an opportunity to combine Cup battles with the Championship.
Our forecast is that Brentford will pass 2.15 at BC Winline.