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Stoke City vs Brentford Predictions

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England Championship | bet365 Stadium | 18th July
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Stoke City vs Brentford predictions ahead of this Championship clash on Saturday. Can the Bees keep the pressure up on West Brom as they make a late charge for promotion. Read on for our free Championship predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Brentford to Win @ 11/20

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Brentford 2-0 @ 6/1

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Said Benrahma To Score Anytime @ 9/4

Reason For Stoke City vs Brentford Predictions

  • Brentford have won their last eight games
  • In that run, the Bees have scored 20 goals and kept six clean sheets
  • The top two have won 5-0 on aggregate here this season, while Leeds beat Stoke 5-0 last week.
  • Brentford’s front three have scored 57 goals this season

Stoke set for safety

After picking up a 1-1 draw with Bristol City in midweek, Stoke look set for another season in the Championship next year. Michael O’Neill has dragged them onto 50 points, which has put them five clear of the drop with two matches to play. That should keep them out of trouble now, especially with plenty of sides behind them in tougher positions.

With Stoke now basically over the line, their tough finale isn’t quite as daunting. Their meeting with Brentford this weekend is obviously a difficult game, as is their final day visit to Nottingham Forest. However, with the pressure off them to win either of those two, will Stoke slip back into bad habits against a Brentford side who look like the best team in the league right now?

Brentford keep pushing

Brentford picked up another three points in their home clash with Preston on Wednesday, which is set to be their penultimate game at Griffin Park if all goes to plan. However, Brentford could yet face the playoffs and one more game at Griffin Park, as they are third and a point behind West Brom. Having cut the gap by nine points since the restart, can they finally overtake the Baggies?

The Bees have done everything in their power to make the top two. They’ve won each of their last eight games in the Championship, keeping six clean sheets and scoring 20 times in return. They are the league’s top scorers and a team who are tough to break down, so they will be a scary prospect for any side in the playoffs. However, another three points here could continue the pressure on West Brom.

Bees can’t stop now

Brentford can’t afford to lose their momentum now. Either they head into the playoffs as the in-form side, or they overtake West Brom late on. Either way, the Bees need to finish on a high. We expect them to continue their impressive winning run in this clash, with Stoke ready for the beach after hitting the all-important 50-point mark. The Potters have already lost 2-0 to West Brom and 3-0 against Leeds here, while they were hammered at the league leaders last week. Our predictions reflect that gulf in quality.

Brentford are just as strong as either of the top two, so we expect them to pick up three points and keep up the fight until the final day. We’re backing Brentford to continue their winning streak, while a 2-0 away win for the Bees is our pick given their impressive record of keeping clean sheets.

The visitors are fired on by their impressive front three of Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins, with the BMW trio scoring 57 Championship goals this term. Benrahma has shown his quality in recent weeks, with six goals across his last four games. He impressed going forward against Preston last time out and carved out a few chances, so we’re backing him to get on the scoresheet this weekend.

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