Brentford predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 31
- Winning Bets: 16
- Average Odds: 2.55
- Overall Stake : 213
- Profit: 241.72
- Yield: 13.48 %
The Bees quickly earned themselves the title of everyone’s favourite underdogs.
Through his own unique brand of analytics-based decision-making, Thomas Frank turned this team into a case study for the art of the transfer. The gist is that he relies on statistics alone when deciding who to sign and why.
Through this alone, he turned this former League Two side into a moneymaking powerhouse. No matter how you look at it, strong financial backing is the foundation of any serious football team.
As it stands, the team is all about acquiring promising but underperforming players, bringing out the best in them, and sending them off to Premier League teams. With that in mind, most experts are predicting that promotion to the top flight will come sooner or later. They even missed out on one last year by a hairpin.
Currently, at odds of 5.50, they are one of the 4 most-likely teams to make their way into the top flight
Brentford Key Players
Centre-forward and fan-favourite Ollie Watkins left the squad over the summer, but is a perfect example of what Brentford is doing. He joined the team in 2017 for a fee of €2 million. This September, he was handed to Aston Villa for a jaw-dropping €30 million. With 25 goals on record for the 2019/20 season, the price tag seems more than justified.
As such, it’s difficult to point out which players are the ones to keep an eye on. The very premise implies that even the most low-profile of The Bees may end up a future superstar.
Bryan Mbeumo is the current standout when it comes to goal-scoring, with 15 goals and 8 assists last season. David Raya is the goalkeeper you’re most likely to see at the posts and another player whose market value has doubled after just one season with Brentford.
The list of new arrivals is conspicuously short this year. Ivan Toney came over from Petersborough for no less than €5.6 million, which seems excessive – though perhaps Frank sees something no-one else does (again.)
As a club from West London, Brentford have a strong rivalry going on with Queens Park Rangers and Fulham. The rivalry with Fulham is a passionate one with lots of local pride involved, and their clashes have been known to go along with violence between the two sets of supporters.
In 1967, QPR attempted a takeover of Brentford, intending to make them quit the Football League and claim Griffin Park as their own ground. Though the attempt failed, such a plan naturally caused outrage among the Brentford faithful and strong enmity between the clubs has developed over the years since.
Brentford Football Club was founded in 1889 by the members of the Brentford Rowing Club, and at first, players had to pay a small fee to become members. Three years later they joined their first league – the West London Alliance, and they worked their way up from there. They became a professional club during the 1899/00 season, when they had already been playing in the Southern League Second Division. In those early years they switched grounds frequently, until they finally settled down at Griffin Park in 1904/05.
Following a few changes in the system, they ended up playing in the Third Division South between 1921 and 1933, when they finished on top and entered the Second Division. Two years later, Brentford became a top-flight club for the first, and the only time so far.
It lasted for four years before and one after the World War II, and they haven’t been able to claw their way up there since. The club fought on through the decades afterwards, suffering further relegations and celebrating promotions, and since climbing up from League One in 2014, they’ve been a relatively stable Championship side, but they have no major trophies on their shelves, nor have they played in any major finals.