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Brentford vs Barnet Predictions

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Brentford
    Barnet

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      Brentford head into this FA Cup replay hoping to take a place in the last 16. The battle of the Bees takes place once again, with Barnet facing a tough test in this visit to Griffin Park. The visitors come into this game struggling in the fifth tier of English football. Stepping up to face a side who were pushing for a Premier League place not too long ago. Now Brentford have had their campaign fall apart in front of them, so can they edge into the Fifth Round of the cup by claiming a win on Tuesday?

      The hosts managed to continue their recent unbeaten run in style at the weekend. Brentford thrashed Blackburn 5-2 to get a result which pushes them further away from the relegation zone. While their hopes of making the top six are long gone, they could still rally to claim a finish inside the top half of the Championship. Pair that with a good run in the FA Cup, and that’s not a bad start for boss Thomas Frank. With Swansea City lying in wait in the next round, the Bees could go far with a victory.

      However, they’ll need to do better against a Barnet side who have nothing to lose. The visitors come into this one with little chance of making it back into the EFL anytime soon. They’re in the lower reaches of the National League, but that didn’t show in their inspired 3-3 draw with Brentford at the Hive last month. While they were able to produce a huge display with a strong home following there, can they take the game to Championship opposition at their own ground?

      Brentford should look to push forward here, especially as they’re high on confidence following a fantastic run of form. Across their last four matches, they’ve scored a total of 15 goals after their weekend rout. They’re in fine form yet again, so this should be a clash for them to flex their muscles in attack. After all, they now have a 12 point lead over the drop zone, so they shouldn’t need to rotate.

      The fear for the hosts is their defensive record. They’ve been outscoring teams of late, but defensively they’ve had issues all season. They’ve conceded in 83% of their league games, and now they’re going up against a side who are improving in front of goal. Following their 3-3 draw in the first meeting, Barnet pulled off another 3-3 draw at the weekend. That makes it six goals in two matches for new manager Darren Currie, so we’re going with both teams to score as our tip for Tuesday’s encounter.

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