Written by billythekid
Now In Third Place
Well, they say things happen in threes and after our 1-4 win at Millwall, it’s three wins in a row from our three away games on the trot and now third in the table. Jonathan Woodgate and his players have now made it seven wins in a row. With Reading’s draw on Wednesday night and AFCB’s GD 31 against Reading’s 11 GD, it seems our club have more or less gained a play-off place.
After three trips away from home, AFCB are back home at Dean Court for their next game which is live on Sky at 12.30 pm. Our opponents are another side in the play-off places, Brentford. The previous game at their place and the last of 2020, the Bees won 2-1 in a hard-fought encounter, just edging the Cherries on shots and shots on target. At the time after playing 22 games, Brentford were in 2nd place on 41 points and AFCB 4th on 38 points but with a game in hand.
Brentford’s record away from home against teams in the top six have been mixed. In 2020 they beat Barnsley 0-1 and drew 1-1 with Watford. In January they also drew 1-1 against Swansea City. Two months later they lost 1-0 against Norwich City, all low scoring games. Their recent six-game form home and away, has resulted in one win and four draws. The win was their last away fixture at Preston, the game finishing 0-5. Their last game was at home against Cardiff City, it finished 1-1, another draw and with Watford winning away at Norwich, all but finished Brentford’s automatic promotion hopes.
The last time AFCB and Brentford met at Dean Court, was back in the Championship of the 2014-15 season and it was the Cherries first home game, which they won 1-0. Junior Stanislas who had signed in the Summer from Burnley came on in the 66th minute and six minutes later he scored his first league goal for his new club to get all 3 points.
In our league games at home against Brentford, AFCB have W 26, D 11, L 13.
All competitions, AFCB have W 38, D 32, L 39.
AFCB v Brentford
AFCB Team News
Lloyd Kelly went off injured against Millwall with what is a slight ankle injury according to JW and will have a scan. Shane Long has been out with a groin problem and long term is the injury to Lewis Cook.
AFCB Player To Watch
Watching us against Millwall it has to be our team, it was a real hard-working team performance. David Brooks probably had one of his best games this season, Ben Pearson was active in our midfield and made us tick. Arnaut Danjuma, Philip Billing, Dominic Solanke all had good games, but for me it’s our team.
Brentford Team News
Rico Henry (hamstring injury), Henrik Dalsgaard ( knee injury), Josh Dasilva (hip injury) and Luka Racic (back injury) all missed the Cardiff City game.
Brentford Player To Watch
On Tuesday night against Cardiff City, Tariqe Fosu-Henry was the best player and he also scored their goal. Ivan Toney the top scorer in the Championship this season with 29 goals and also has 10 assists. Since a goalless patch between the middle of December and most of January, he hasn’t gone without scoring for two games in a row. If that continues, he is due a goal in our game.