West Brom v Brentford Championship betting preview and tips

21:00 Mon 03 Dec
Football
England
Championship
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -105

West Bromwich Albion are clearly one of the automatic promotion contenders in the Championship, with the Midlands side having accrued 31 points from the 18 matches played thus far.

Darren Moore appears determined to play attacking football and it means that the Baggies are firmly in the mix after recording nine wins thus far, with six of those coming at The Hawthorns.

Indeed, since losing at home to Bolton on the opening day of the season, things have largely gone swimmingly in front of their own fans, with twenty six goals and thirteen conceded.

Most recently was a 4-1 victory over Leeds where Albion ran riot in the second half, scoring four times before the visitors nabbed a late consolation and they’ve got goals coming from several departments.

Harvey Barnes is on loan from Leicester and he’s been lighting up the division all season, with Dwight Gayle proven quality at this level as he demonstrated in a Newcastle shirt when top scoring in the Championship.

You also have Matt Phillips and Jay Rodriguez chipping in with goals and it’s hard to see how Brentford are going to cope considering they have been struggling badly since Dean Smith left the club.

Smith has taken charge at Aston Villa, leaving the Bees sliding down the table and it’s plausible that they can be relegated this season unless the rot is stopped over December.

Six of the past seven games have ended in defeat, with the latest a 3-2 reverse at the hands of Sheffield United on Tuesday and it’s clear that defensive issues are costing the team dear at the moment.

Thomas Frank wants to continue playing an expansive style of football although it’s hard to see this working against an Albion side hungry for goals.

BETTING TIP
West Brom to win @ 1.95 with bet365

Team News

West Brom: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Brentford: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Sam Johnstone
  • 03
    Kieran Gibbs
  • 26
    Ahmed Hegazy
  • 25
    Craig Dawson
  • 24
    Tosin Adarabioyo
  • 15
    Harvey Barnes
  • 07
    James Morrison
  • 08
    Jake Livermore
  • 10
    Matthew Phillips
  • 04
    Hal Robson-Kanu
  • 19
    Jay Rodriguez
  • 01
    Daniel Bentley
  • 22
    Henrik Dalsgaard
  • 06
    Chris Mepham
  • 26
    Ezri Konsa
  • 03
    Rico Henry
  • 10
    Joshua McEachran
  • 19
    Romaine Sawyers
  • 18
    Alan Judge
  • 17
    Emiliano Marcondes Hansen
  • 11
    Ollie Watkins
  • 09
    Neal Maupay

Championship

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 42 25 11 6 85:51 86
2 Sheffield Unite 42 23 10 9 69:39 79
3 Leeds 42 23 9 10 65:40 78
4 West Bromwich A 42 21 10 11 80:55 73
5 Aston Villa 42 18 15 9 77:58 69
6 Bristol City 41 18 11 12 55:46 65
7 Middlesbrough 42 17 13 12 44:36 64
8 Derby 41 17 12 12 59:50 63
9 Hull 42 17 9 16 61:59 60
10 Sheffield Wedne 42 15 15 12 52:54 60
11 Nottingham Fore 42 14 15 13 56:52 57
12 Preston 42 15 12 15 60:59 57
13 Swansea 41 16 8 17 55:54 56
14 Birmingham 42 13 16 13 58:54 55
15 Brentford 42 14 12 16 66:58 54
16 Blackburn 42 14 11 17 57:64 53
17 Stoke 42 11 19 12 41:47 52
18 Queens Park Ran 42 13 9 20 50:65 48
19 Reading 42 10 14 18 47:63 44
20 Millwall 41 10 13 18 44:56 43
21 Wigan 42 10 12 20 45:62 42
22 Rotherham 42 8 16 18 46:72 40
23 Bolton 42 8 8 26 29:72 32
24 Ipswich 42 4 16 22 32:67 28