Kick-off: 1245, 25/01/2020
Stadium: Griffin Park
TV: BBC One
Brentford and Leicester both made wholesale changes in the last round of the FA Cup and we’re backing the Foxes to benefit from having greater strength in depth.
Brendan Rodgers will again shuffle his pack, but City have some solid professionals crying out for more game time that can see them through.
Punters can get 17/20 for an away win at Griffin Park and that is our initial Brentford vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford’s main priority this season is to challenge for promotion to the Premier League and they are currently going along nicely in fifth place in the Championship.
Saturday’s goalless draw at Huddersfield followed good wins over Bristol City and QPR in that competition.
However, the feeling is that Tuesday’s sell-out league clash with Nottingham Forest here is seen as far more significant than this contest.
Thomas Frank fielded a team with an average age of just over 20 when Stoke were beaten 1-0 at Griffin Park in round three.
“I’m massively delighted, I told them in the dressing room I’m so proud of them for various reasons,” said the manager after that victory.
“Our average age was 20.1, theirs was 24.5, and I think that’s minor proof the Brentford model is working with the B team.”
The Potters did have more possession in that game, though, and won 11 corners to four for Brentford, so we’re happy to take the hosts on.
Looking at the Brentford vs Leicester odds, we’re going with 11/5 for an away win to nil.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester are eight points clear of fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League following Wednesday’s 4-1 triumph over West Ham on home turf.
Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira netted in the first half and Ayoze Perez bagged a late brace in a dominant performance from the Foxes.
“Overall, I thought the performance was very, very good,” said City boss Rodgers.
“From the first whistle, we played with a high tempo, the speed in our game was good, the creativity was good. We thoroughly deserved it, so really pleased.”
The win was marred by injuries to Jamie Vardy and Nampalys Mendy, but Rodgers was always going to rest the former here ahead of Tuesday’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg.
However, similar to Liverpool and Manchester City, it seems Leicester’s youngsters and fringe players benefit from fitting seamlessly into a slick system.
Kelechi Iheanacho came on for Vardy in midweek and was an immediate threat, while proven performers Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton were unused substitutes.
Iheanacho, a £25million capture from the Citizens, has scored nine goals in 12 FA Cup appearances for both of his clubs, as well as netting in all three of his EFL Cup games this term.
The 23-year-old is 14/5 to break the deadlock here and that completes our Brentford vs Leicester betting tips.
Huddersfield 0-0 BRENTFORD
LEICESTER 4-1 West Ham – Harvey Barnes, Ricardo Pereira, Ayoze Perez (2)
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