Brentford host Norwich City in the Championship on Tuesday in a 7:45pm kick-off at the Brentford Community Stadium.
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Brentford suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday, although Marcus Forss’ late brace did threaten an incredible comeback having been 3-0 down in the match.
Norwich, meanwhile, recorded a third successive league win with a late 2-1 home win over Wycombe Wanderers, who remain without a point after seven matches.
Thomas Frank’s hosts are 6/5 favourites to win the match, with the draw 23/10. Daniel Farke’s side are 11/5 to record a fourth successive victory.
Brentford would overtake Norwich in the table with a win – and potentially move them into a play-off position at the Canaries’ expense – so there is certainly plenty of motivation for both sides, especially having been made the two pre-season favourites to gain promotion to the Premier League prior to the season starting.
Having signed from Peterborough United in the summer, striker Ivan Toney is in superb form for the Bees with seven goals in his last five league games. After blanking in the defeat to Stoke, he’s 17/10 to get back to goalscoring ways on Tuesday.
Teemu Pukki, who won the 2018/19 Championship Golden Boot and Player of the Year awards, is yet to rediscover the form which also saw him take the Premier League by storm in the early months of last season. His opener against Wycombe was only his second of the season, and the Finland international is 15/8 (bet365) to increase his tally.
It’s 13/2 (bet365) for both strikers to score and improve their chances of being the competition’s top goalscorer at the end of the season.
Four of Brentford’s last five league matches have seen both teams score, and I can see it landing again between two of the better attacking sides in the division.
Jeremy Simpson officiates this one, meanwhile, which usually means at least a few cards. He averages 3.63 yellow cards per game in his 143 Championship matches, showing both teams at least a card each in 15 of his last 17 matches at this level.
Lastly, Norwich are averaging more corners than any side in the division, with both sides averaging over two corners per half. Sky Bet have Both Teams To Score, 1+ corner each team in each half, and 10+ booking points each team at 7/2, which looks a cracking price.