In the one of the opening matches in the18th round of Championship Brentford host Fulham.
Brentford is standing at the 6th position which leads in play-off for promotion in Premier League. After three consecutive wins, they are looking for another three points.
They are playing very solid at home this season, where they lost only once (4-3-1).
Midfielder Alan McCormack (14/1 m) is out, while Marcos Tebar (4/0 m) and Jon Toral (9/2 m) are both doubtful.
Fulham relegated from Premier League last season and they continue with the poor performance in Championship. They are near relegation zone and It’s hard to believe that they could get back in the best English league.
The first goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli (11/0 gk) has a thumb injury, but he will probably be in the first eleven. Sean Kavanagh (5/1 m) is out, while Fernando Amorebieta (6/1 d) and their second top scorer Tim Hooglanda (13/4 d) could return from an injury, but probably both players will be out.
Despite the poor position at the table, the visitors played very good in the last few matches. In the last 9 Championship matches they lost only once (5-3-1).
Fulham have very good attack, but their defence is one of the worst in league. They conceded 31 goals in 17 matches this season, but interesting fact is that they the most goals conceded away from home (24 goals in 8 matches – average they conceded 3 goals per match).
Both teams are in good form and both teams want to continue with the good results. I expect an open match with at least three goals.