Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday: betting preview with 888sport
The Bees will look to maintain their 100% record home record this season when they face a Sheffield Wednesday side reeling from two straight defeats.
The 11/2 promotion hopefuls find themselves down in 20th place following reverses away to Burton and at home to Leeds, and they won’t be relishing a clash with a Bees side increasingly hard to beat in west London.
With manager Carlos Carvahal highlighting fitness issues in the aftermath of their midweek defeat, Wednesday could be ripe for being picked off late doors, so an interesting market could be for the home side to win the second 45 minutes, which is a 21/10 shot; to that effect, the draw at half-time and home win at full-time pays 11/2.
Carvahal will no doubt take heart from his side’s recent record against the Bees, which sees them unbeaten in six and with three wins on the bounce, so they’ll be no pushovers and a tight encounter can be expected – the home win with both teams to score looks particularly appealing at a shade over 5/1.
Dangermen for the visitors include Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher, 19/4 and 24/5 to score first, while Scott Hogan is 5/1 in the same market for Brentford; set piece dangerman John Egan is a 32/1 chance.
Prediction: 2-1 19/2
Bet of the day: Home win, both to score 5/1
Outside punt: Nico Yennaris to score first in a 2-1 win 275/1