Brentford v Millwall Betting Tips & Odds – 14/10/17

Brentford v Millwall Betting Tips & Odds – 14/10/17

Brentford v Millwall

Brentford v Millwall Betting Tips & Odds

In our Brentford v Millwall betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Dean Smith’s Brentford welcome London rivals Millwall to Griffin Park for a big Championship clash. The hosts have endured a below par start to the new Championship, with them currently languishing down in 19th position with eleven games on the board. It’s seen Smith come under a fair bit of pressure but they are slowly starting to turn a corner, with them losing just one of their previous seven league games. The visitors also struggled to begin with on their return to the second tier, but they’ve grown in confidence under Neil Harris and picked up some good results along the way. The Lions return to action up in fourteenth position and should results go their way they could find themselves in the top half come 5pm.

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Brentford Manager Dean Smith

Misfiring Bees looking to build some positive momentum

This season was expected to be a promising one for Brentford Football Club after missing out on a play-off spot last term. The Bees have one of the most exciting forward lines in the Championship and on their day they’re capable of blowing away any side, but unfortunately for the clubs supporters those days have been hard to come by this year. Brentford have only been able to muster up three points on one occasion this season and it’s seen them spend the majority of the campaign inside the bottom three. There were some calls for the former Walsall boss to be axed, but his side have shown good resilience over the last few weeks to start slowly climbing their way back up the table.

One defeat in seven makes much better reading for the Brentford supporters, but unfortunately just one win has come in that run. That arrived against bottom club Bolton, where three stunning goals saw them thrash the newly promoted side on their own turf. That means they’re still without a win at Griffin Park this season but their games in front of their supporters certainly haven’t lacked entertainment, with them drawing and both teams scoring in four of their five outings there. They’ll see this as a big opportunity to put three points on the board against side who’s near them in the table and if they’re to do it much will depend on the form of Ollie Watkins who’s been an inspired signing. He arrived from League Two Exeter in the summer and he’s adapted brilliantly to the second tier, leading the clubs scoring charts with four goals.

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Brentford’s Romaine Sawyers

Millwall are still searching for their first away victory since returning to the Championship

It’s been a whirlwind few months for Millwall supporters and boss Neil Harris. The club returned to the Championship in May after a two year absence in League One, beating Bradford in the play-off final at Wembley. They were tipped to go down by many and their performances in their first four games didn’t do much to reassure fans that they’d be in trouble, but just two defeats in the seven that’ve followed have really boosted morale round the club. The Lions have put a five points gap between themselves and the bottom three and they’ve looked incredibly resilient in the process, keeping four clean sheets. They haven’t been as prolific as they were last term in the third tier, but if they can continue to keep the opposition at bay they should comfortably stay up.

The Lions were last in league action a fortnight ago when they welcomed Barnsley to The Den, a first meeting since their play-off defeat against them at Wembley. It was a game we expected them to win, but they went down to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at The Den, which was just the second time they’ve lost there this season. Their home form is really what’s got them up the table, with their performances on the road slightly concerning. They’re yet to register three points on their travels and it’s an area of their game they really need to improve if they want to challenge further up the table. But a clash against a misfiring Brentford side could prove to be the perfect opposition for them as they bid to returning to winning ways.

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Millwall cult hero Steve Morison will be desperate to give the travelling supporters something to shout about

Odds

These two sides return from the international break desperate for three points and we’re expecting an entertaining 90 minutes at Griffin Park. The hosts have struggled to really get going this season but they do come into this one in decent form, having lost just one of their previous sevem games which makes them favourites with betfair at 1/1. The visitors have grown in confidence throughout the season under Neil Harris and a win here would be a big statement, with them available at 14/5 with betway – the draw comes in at 5/2 (BetBright).

Recommended Bets:

BTTS & over 2.5 goals: (Best Priced at 21/20 at Coral) BET HERE

Ollie Watkins to score anytime: (Best Priced at 11/5 at Paddy Power) BET HERE

Goal in both halves: (Best Priced at 4/6 at betfair) BET HERE

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