Brentford will be keen to continue their encouraging start to their League One campaign with the visit of city rivals Leyton Orient tomorrow.
Under the stewardship of new manager Uwe Rosler, the side again impressed on Tuesday night, ensuring a 400-mile round trip was not wasted with a 2-1 victory over Exeter City.
The west London side look a transformed unit under Rosler, with the former German international bringing a steely professionalism to Griffin Park which is leading to cautious optimism about a push for promotion this term.
Orient, on the other hand, have struggled to regain last season’s form, which led them to the dizzy heights of a seventh-placed finish. The O’s are currently at the foot of the League One table and their tendency to switch off at pivotal moments of play has made manager Russell Slade pull what small amount of hair he has left out. Orient have so far also looked toothless in front of goal this season and may regret releasing cult-hero striker Scott McGleish to Wycombe over the summer.
While Brentford are priced at 4/5 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market for the encounter, those willing to back an Orient victory have been given odds of 3/1, with the draw priced at 47/20.
Expect a tense start to the derby encounter, with both sides being determined not to give anything away in the first 45 minutes. However, punters must be sure to note that Orient are yet to score in the second half of any game so far this season. With this in mind, it could be worth having a flutter on draw/Brentford in the half-time/full-time market, which is priced at tempting odds of 15/4.
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The case for backing Brentford to get the win is also strengthened by the fact that they have defeated Orient on the east Londoners’ last two league trips across the capital. Last season, the Bees secured a 2-1 success at Griffin Park – a repeat scoreline is available at betting odds of 8/1.
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