Middlesbrough travel to Brentford on Saturday afternoon in a bid to continue their impressive start to the new Championship season.
Brentford Community Stadium plays host to the highly-anticipated fixture.
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The prestigious FA Cup makes a long-awaited return this weekend, but these two teams will make their first appearance in the competition at a later date.
They can, therefore, leave all their focus on Saturday’s league encounter, with just two points separating the sides in the table.
Brentford occupy tenth spot with 15 points from their ten games, four places behind Middlesbrough in sixth. Both, however, have four wins in the campaign so far.
Thomas Frank’s men go into the game on a three-game unbeaten run. They’ve picked up impressive 1-1 draws with Swansea and Norwich in recent weeks, two sides who sit above them in the table.
And the club eased past Luton Town – another side above them in the standings – 3-0 in between those two draws.
Neil Warnock’s outfit meanwhile are on a hugely impressive run of their own. Boro have lost just one league game this season, and are unbeaten in nine matches.
Their last defeat came against Barnsley in the League Cup second round back in September, with their fellow Championship club winning 2-0 at the Riverside.
Saturday presents Warnock with another chance to edge closer to a return to the top-flight, and it’s one that he will be hoping to capitalise on.
Boro can be backed at 15/4 to leave London with all three points on Saturday.
The hosts have been given odds of 17/20 to win the game.
And a draw is currently available at 13/5.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has enjoyed a stunning start to the new campaign. The former Newcastle man already has ten goals from his ten games.
His team-mate Marcus Forss has also been impressing, scoring four in seven.
Toney can be backed at 7/2 to open the scoring on Saturday.
And Forss is currently 5/1.
Middlesbrough meanwhile have netted just nine goals for the entire campaign, one fewer than Toney has managed himself.
But Boro hold the upper hand in the table thanks to their defensive record, where they have conceded five times, the best record in the league.