Kick-off: 1945, 04/08/2020
TV: Sky Sports
Brentford beat Fulham twice during the regular season and are fancied to confirm that superiority in the Championship play-offs final.
The Bees will be bidding to reach the Premier League for the first time on Tuesday but are not expected to suffer from stage fright at Wembley.
We’re snapping up 11/10 for them to get the job done in normal time for our opening Brentford vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford did falter when losing to Stoke and Barnsley to throw away the chance of securing automatic promotion.
The nerves were then really jangling after a 1-0 defeat at Swansea in the first leg of their semi-final.
However, Thomas Frank rallied his side to hammer the Welsh outfit 3-1 in the last ever game at Griffin Park.
Now, the challenge is to bring Premier League football to their new 17,250-capacity stadium by Kew Bridge.
Frank declared: “We will go into the final with momentum and massive belief – and we will leave everything out there as well.”
Goalkeeper David Raya added: “We’re capable of being in the Premier League, we have shown it the whole season.
“We have a good group, a good team and play good football.
“We have to play like we did against Swansea. We were brave, we were dominating the whole game.”
Six of the past seven finals have produced under 2.5 goals, so 16/5 for the Brees to prevail 1-0 or 2-0 stands out from the Brentford vs Fulham odds – just as they did in both regular-season meetings.
Last Brentford line-up: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jansson, Dalsgaard, Norgaard, Jensen, Marcondes, Mbeumo, Benrahma, Watkins.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham ended up only below Brentford on goal difference after closing with five victories in a seven-match unbeaten sequence.
That good run continued when they deservedly beat Cardiff 2-0 in Wales, but a 2-1 second-leg loss on home turf had alarm bells ringing.
Scott Parker admitted to “a bit of an edginess” about his side, as they hung on grimly throughout a tense finale.
He said: “When the going gets tough, technical ability, what qualities you have, go right out the window.”
This should be a more measured affair between two teams who prefer to keep the ball on the ground, though.
In what may prove a cagey contest, 4/5 for ‘no’ in the market on whether both teams will score is added to our Brentford vs Fulham betting tips.
Last Fulham line-up: Rodak, Hector, Ream, Christie, Bryan, Kebano, Cairney, Reed, Knockaert, Onomah, Reid.
BRENTFORD 3-1 Swansea – Ollie Watkins, Emiliano Marcondes, Bryan Mbeumo
FULHAM 1-2 Cardiff – Neeskens Kebano
Head-to-head: Fulham 0-2 Brentford, Brentford 1-0 Fulham
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