Brentford vs Fulham prediction: Close encounter on the cards
Brentford vs Fulham prediction: Close encounter on the cards

Brentford vs Fulham prediction: Close encounter on the cards

Kick-off: 2000, 06/03/2023

Stadium: Gtech Community Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Brentford and Fulham served up a cracker at Craven Cottage earlier this season and TV viewers will be hoping for more of the same on Monday night.

The Bees rallied from 2-0 down to draw level back in August, only for Aleksandar Mitrovic to win it for the Cottagers in stoppage time.

We’re expecting another close encounter at Gtech Community Stadium and 13/5 for a draw this time is our first Brentford vs Fulham prediction.

Bees hard to beat

Brentford have only been beaten once on home turf this term – and that was against leaders Arsenal.

The Bees have posted six wins and five draws in front of their own fans following a 1-1 stalemate with Crystal Palace here last time out.

Eberechi Eze gave the Eagles a 69th-minute lead in that match but Vitaly Janelt grabbed a last-gasp leveller.

“Overall, we could have done better,” commented Thomas Frank. “I’m disappointed with the performance, but we still gave very little away.

“If you can’t win, don’t lose. We are 11 (league) games unbeaten. We need to cherish these moments, because they’re special. In football, you can take nothing for granted.”

That wasn’t a rare late goal for Brentford, who have netted from 75:00 minutes onwards in their past four home games.

In fact, they have struck nine times during that period overall this season, the same as Fulham, with only Manchester United topping that tally.

Looking at the Brentford vs Fulham odds, it is 11/5 for both teams to score in the second half.

Last Brentford line-up: Raya, Hickey, Henry, Pinnock, Mee, Norgaard, Jensen, Dasilva, Wissa, Toney, Mbeumo.

The Bees had no game last weekend, with scheduled opponents Manchester United in Carabao Cup action. The extra time off has helped midfielder Frank Onyeka and defender Pontus Jansson to recover from hamstring problems, leaving goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha (ankle) as the only absentee.

Cottagers continue to impress

Just like their opponents, Fulham will be overjoyed at being in the top half of the table at this stage of the season.

Marco Silva’s side followed up back-to-back wins over Nottingham Forest and Brighton by drawing 1-1 with Wolves in London.

Tuesday brought another positive result for the Cottagers, who reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 2010 with a 2-0 win over Leeds.

Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon both scored stunning goals from outside the area to send Fulham through.

“I keep saying that we have high demands and our ambition is really high in this competition,” said Silva.

“We made seven changes from one game to the other and of course it’s important for some players to play and get 90 minutes.

“We are going to need them. All these things are really important when you play these competitions.

“But at the same time, we are really serious in the way that we approach the players. They have been really serious as well and I am really pleased for them because they deserve it.”

Mitrovic also had the ball in the back of the net against the Whites but was ruled offside.

The Serbia striker at least showed his well-being after a slight injury setback and will look to score in a sixth Premier League away game here.

Mitrovic can be backed at 4/1 to break the deadlock and that is added to our Brentford vs Fulham betting tips, along with 25/2 for a 2-2 scoreline.

Last Fulham line-up: Rodak, Adarabioyo, Soares, Ream, Robinson, Wilson, Solomon, Pereira, Palhinha, Lukic, Mitrovic.

Fulham will be without key midfielder Joao Palhinha as he serves the first game of a two-match suspension for receiving 10 yellow cards. Neeskens Kebano, Tom Cairney and Layvin Kurzawa are the others unavailable due to injury.

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