Brentford v Leicester City – Betting Preview




Brentford Summary

Brentford will be determined to beat a struggling Leicester side and keep pressure on the much more fancied sides around them, who all contest spots in the top six places of the EPL.

The West London club dropped a rare defeat in a below par performance against Everton last weekend. However, they bounced back with an improved win over Southampton on Wednesday, securing a 0-1 victory.

They are riding high and thriving in the Premier League this season. A win here could take them as high as 5th spot, depending on Newcastle’s result in the Friday night game.

Brentford was a club roundly tipped to be fighting to stay up but instead, they are fighting for a place in the Europa League next season.

Three points gives them increased chances of playing European football next season, where the competition is getting hotter.

Looking at team news now for the high-flying visitor, where it is all very positive for manager Thomas Frank.

Lewis Potter and Strakosha are the only absentees.

There is a new doubt over Rasmussen too for the host, but his possible absence doesn’t affect their strength in the starting side.


Leicester Summary

Leicester City has lost their last four league matches and during that time, only scored once.

This drop-off in form saw them booed off after the 3-1 loss to Chelsea, and the fans singing songs related to the sacking of the under-pressure boss Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester starts the latest round of EPL level on points with 18th-placed Bournemouth, and is in massive need of a win.

Going away from home to such a difficult venue as Brentford, a draw must be seen as a satisfactory result. They will however seek all three points as this is what is needed most to end this bad run.

During the spell of losses they were defeated by currently rock-bottom Southampton, so Brendan Rodgers may only have this game left to save his job considering there is an international break just ahead.

Team news-wise, Leicester has key men all fit including Maddison and Harvey Barnes.

The only notable absence is Tieleman’s who remains out once more. This leaves Mendy to play in the centre of the midfield.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Brentford is a favourite @ 2.00 to win. Leicester is in very poor form and would need to play to their best to win here. A surprise away win would not shock, they have a slight hedge in terms of being fresher.

Leicester is @ 3.65, while the draw is @ 3.75.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Brentford -0.5 is @ 1.98. Leicester City +0.5 with the draw onside as a full win is @ 1.88.

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all, where the line is set at 2.5.

The over is @ 1.83 and the Under is @ 2.00. Chances are high that this one is tight and hard fought, with the first goal crucial.