Kick-off: 1230, 24/04/2021
Stadium: Vitality Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Bournemouth can strike a psychological blow ahead of the Championship play-offs by seeing off fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford at Vitality Stadium.
The Cherries have rattled off seven straight wins in this division, claiming some notable scalps, whereas the Bees have been bogged down by a series of draws of late.
We’re happy to take 29/20 for a home victory as our first Bournemouth vs Brentford prediction.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth have almost certainly left it too late to challenge Watford for automatic promotion but their recent surge has been impressive.
They have netted 21 times during the current hot streak after following up a 3-1 triumph away to leaders Norwich by romping to a 4-1 win at Millwall.
Arnaut Groeneveld, Philip Billing, David Brooks and Dominic Solanke have all been among the goals on a regular basis.
After prevailing at The Den, head coach Jonathan Woodgate beamed: “I’m really happy – it was a good performance, especially without the ball.
“We did play some exceptional football but let’s not get over-confident because there is still a long way to go.
“You know what football is like, so we need to stick to what we’re doing and the game plan.”
It should be a straightforward task to keep the Cherries fully focused for this contest, so 18/5 for a home win and both teams to score appeals from the Bournemouth vs Brentford odds.
That bet would have paid off in Bournemouth’s last four fixtures!
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford are unbeaten in eight games but their bid to finish in the top two has floundered due to six of those matches ending in stalemate.
Tuesday’s 1-1 home draw with Cardiff left the Bees back in fifth, a couple of points behind third-placed Bournemouth, albeit with a game in hand.
Tariqe Fosu’s long-range effort deceived Bluebirds keeper Alex Smithies to cancel out Keiffer Moore’s spot-kick.
Thomas Frank’s side wasted a handful of clear-cut opportunities when the game was goalless, but the manager is hopeful of getting back on track in time for the play-offs.
The Dane declared: “I was very proud of them and they certainly did enough to win. If we consistently put in these kind of performances, it will turn around.
“We ran, fought and played for each other, but sometimes we need the ball to drop for us, or a bit of luck – and I can back that up with numbers.
“We are undefeated in eight but we’ve drawn six and we can’t run away from that, but we’ve deserved more in four of those draws.
“Sometimes we lacked a little quality, cutting edge or those fine margins to go our way, but they will.”
End-of-season jitters are nothing new to Brentford, though, having lost out to Fulham at Wembley last term after back-to-back defeats to close the regular season cost them automatic promotion.
Let’s finish off our Bournemouth vs Brentford betting tips by taking 17/2 for a 2-1 home victory.
Millwall 1-4 BOURNEMOUTH – Philip Billing, Arnaut Groeneveld, David Brooks, Dominic Solanke
BRENTFORD 1-1 Cardiff – Tarique Fosu
Head-to-head: Brentford 2-1 Bournemouth, Brentford 3-1 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford
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