Kick-off: 1730, 01/10/2020
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Brentford have a score to settle with Fulham following August’s play-off final loss and are fancied to win Thursday’s EFL Cup clash.
The Bees obliged in both regular-season meetings in the Championship last term and have already knocked two Premier League teams out of this competition.
With the Cottagers looking out of sorts, 7/5 for a home win is the way to go with our first Brentford vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford made a shaky start to the new season, only scraping past Wycombe on penalties in this tournament and then losing their league opener at Birmingham.
However, a 2-0 cup triumph at Southampton kick-started their campaign and was followed by a 3-0 Championship victory over Huddersfield here.
The Bees twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at West Brom in this tournament before advancing via a shoot-out and Saturday’s 1-1 stalemate at Millwall was another solid effort.
“I thought that was a good game between two decent teams,” commented Thomas Frank. “We lacked a little quality at times, but I liked our work ethic.”
Frank will make changes here but the lure of reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in the club’s history should spur Brentford on.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham’s progress in this event has been a welcome distraction for Scott Parker, with Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday seen off so far.
Sunday’s Premier League trip to Wolves is far more important, though, following a difficult start to life back in the top flight.
The Cottagers have conceded 10 goals in three straight league defeats and looked all over the place at the back versus Aston Villa on Monday night.
“I thought we played very, very well for large parts,” insisted Parker.
“But the first time they came into our box they scored, and the second time they scored another goal and you just can’t give up goals like we have and expect to win games in this division.”
Fulham will feature some nice fringe players who are capable of causing problems when going forward.
However, their lack of confidence at the back has alarm bells ringing and the Cottagers are worth taking on.
Let’s finish off our Brentford vs Fulham betting tips by taking 9/1 for a 2-1 home victory.
Millwall 1-1 BRENTFORD – Ivan Toney (pen)
FULHAM 0-3 Aston Villa
Head-to-head: Brentford 1-2 Fulham, Fulham 0-2 Brentford, Brentford 1-0 Fulham, Fulham 1-1 Brentford, Brentford 3-1 Fulham
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