Just two points separate Watford and Brentford ahead of their Championship clash at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening.
The Hornets sit fourth on 33 points, and have made a strong start to life back in the division. They have just one loss in their last six matches, with boss Vladimir Ivić picking up the November Manager of the Month as a result.
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They go into the game on the back of a dramatic victory over Birmingham on Saturday. Veteran striker Troy Deeney was the hero as he netted a late penalty to give the visitors all three points.
But while Watford are in good form, it is Brentford who are the most in-form team in the league. After losing to Stoke towards the end of October, the Bees are now unbeaten in 11 games.
The incredible run has shot them to sixth in the table. And manager Thomas Frank will be keen to extend that run on Tuesday night.
They also picked up a win on Saturday, defeating Nottingham Forest 3-1 at the City Ground. Henrik Dalsgaard, Josh Dasilva and Ivan Toney all got their name on the scoresheet.
Both sides have three losses this season, with Brentford (27) outscoring Watford (22). The Hornets do, however, have a better defensive record, conceding 12 goals to Brentford’s 16.
A home win can be backed at 15/8, with an away victory available at 21/10.
A draw has been given odds of 11/5.
This may be quite a predictable fixture given their recent history. The clubs have met three times in the past six years, twice in the 2014/15 Championship campaign and once in pre-season friendly.
And it was Watford who won all three games by the same scoreline of 2-1.
Another 2-1 win for the former Premier League outfit is currently available at 21/2.
With 15 goals to his name this season, Brentford’s Ivan Toney can be backed at 22/5 to open the scoring.
And Deeney has been given odds of 21/4 to find the net first.
The fixture sees the beginning of a tricky period for both clubs. After Tuesday’s match, Ivic’s side travel to Huddersfield, before hosting league leaders Norwich.
Frank’s men meanwhile play Reading, before a League Cup quarter-final tie with top-flight Newcastle at the Brentford Community Stadium.