Kick-off: 1430, 24/01/2021
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
TV: BT Sport 1
Leicester beat Brentford 1-0 at Griffin Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup last season and now visit their new stadium at the same stage this term.
The Bees are in fine form and claimed several Premier League scalps in the EFL Cup, but this lovely, fresh venue should suit the Foxes’ free-flowing football.
We like 31/20 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game this time for our first Brentford vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford are third in the Championship after Wednesday’s workmanlike 1-0 triumph over Luton made it four straight victories in that division.
Head coach Thomas Frank felt some sluggish periods may have been down to inactivity during an enforced lay-off for Covid issues, but they still got the job done.
In fact, their only defeat in 19 matches in all competitions came when beaten 2-0 at Tottenham in the EFL Cup semi-finals.
The Bees had previously knocked out Southampton, West Brom, Fulham and Newcastle in that tournament, so taking on top-flight teams does not faze them.
However, Frank does tend to shuffle his pack for cup matches and that may make them vulnerable versus one of the best Premier League outfits.
In round three, Middlesbrough created a host of chances here and had 23 attempts on goal, only to go down 2-1.
Brentford prevailed thanks to Halil Dervisoglu’s low strike from a corner and a neat breakaway finish by Saman Ghoddos.
Having only drawn a blank in two of their last 14 outings, the Bees will be hopeful of hitting the target.
We still prefer City, though, so 12/5 for an away win and both teams to score appeals from the Brentford vs Leicester odds.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester briefly topped the Premier League table following Tuesday’s excellent 2-0 triumph over Chelsea, before both Manchester clubs went back above them the following night.
Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored in the first half of a confident display to complete a hat-trick of top-flight victories.
“You have seen the real spirit of the side,” beamed Brendan Rodgers. “We were a real threat going forward.
“The performance and maturity of the team was pleasing. I knew we were playing against a talented team and we had to be right on our game.”
In amongst those league wins, Rodgers fielded a strong side for a 4-0 FA Cup romp at Stoke, with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison only rested due to niggling injuries.
Reflecting on that effort, the manager said: “We have a good team that is mobile and it was about making sure we ran into the spaces, nice and aggressive.”
We anticipate those same traits giving Brentford all sorts of problems, especially after seeing the way Boro carved them open at the back.
City’s ability to strike on the break when opposing teams are tiring has led to them hitting a division-high 12 league goals in the final quarter of an hour of games.
The Foxes also struck on 79 and 81 minutes at Stoke, so 11/5 they outscore the Bees between 75:01 and full-time is added to our Brentford vs Leicester betting tips.
BRENTFORD 1-0 Luton – Saman Ghoddos
LEICESTER 2-0 Chelsea – Onyinye Ndidi, James Maddison
Head-to-head: Brentford 0-1 Leicester
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