Written by billythekid
The Cherries visit Brentford (The Bees) who have a new ground called the Brentford Community Stadium with a capacity of 17,250. It’s situated near Kew Bridge station and just under a mile from Griffin Park. The first league game played there was against Huddersfield Town in September. This will be our first game since our away draw at Luton eleven days ago. With our home game against Millwall postponed, this will be the Cherries second away game in succession. The Bees are unbeaten in 14 league games, 8 at home. Wednesday’s evening game is Live on Sky Sports at 5 pm for 5.30 pm kickoff.
They have a Danish manager, Thomas Frank who has been in charge since October 2018. In his first season in charge, Brentford finished in 11th place in the Championship Table. Last season Brentford finished in 3rd place and in a play-off spot, they lost out to fellow London club Fulham in the final.
In the Summer they signed four players and brought two more in on loan. Of the four signed, one player stands out as a very good signing in Ivan Toney a free-scoring forward signed from Peterborough United for a bargain £5 million, he scored 24 goals for Peterborough in League 1 last season. Two players on undisclosed fees, defender Charlie Goode from Northampton Town and midfielder Vitaly Janelt from Bochum. On a free transfer midfielder Paris Maghoma from Spurs.
At home this season Brentford have beaten Huddersfield Town 3-0, Coventry City 2-0, QPR 2-1 and their last home game Reading 3-1. They have drawn 1-1 with Norwich City and Swansea City. 0-0 with both Middlesbrough and Derby County, 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers. They have lost one home game 2-4 against Preston NE the only team to beat us at Dean Court this season so far. Away Brentford have W 6, D 3, L 2. They beat Cardiff 2-3 on Boxing Day in Wales.
In the Championship, Brentford are equal second with Sheffield Wednesday with most draws (5) at home, Millwall have the most (7). Away from home AFCB have the most draws (6).
The last time we played Brentford was at their old ground Griffin Park in the February of our Championship winning season, AFCB lost 3-1, Marc Pugh our scorer.
In all away league games against Brentford, AFCB have W 9, D 19, L 22.
All competitions, AFCB have W 38, D 32, L 38.
Brentford v AFCB
Brentford Team News
Shandon Baptiste and Mads Roarslev have been out injured, no news of any further injuries.
Brentford Player To Watch
Ivan Toney, their leading scorer and leading scorer in the Championship with 16 goals, half of his total have been scored at home. Sergi Canos hit a purple patch in a 23 minute second half spell when he scored his first-ever hat-trick against Cardiff City. He was also given 10/10 by website Whoscored.
AFCB Team News
Apart from Jack Stacey, with the eleven-day break since our last game, it may have given time for Chris Mepham, Arnaut Danjuma and Josh King to recover from their injuries.
AFCB Player To Watch
Ivan Toney so far this season hasn’t gone more than two league games without scoring, so he is due another goal. So our central defenders will be the ones to watch and need to keep a tight hold on Toney. Upfront, it seems Brentford are weak defending attacks down the wings and against skilful players if Arnaut Danjuma is fit he could fit the role. David Brooks has had a good rest and could be a vital player in this game for us.