This match from the English Championship is very curious.
And it gives a wide field for reflection. And accordingly a choice of different types of bets.
Judge for yourself.
Even if we take it only from the fact that the third teams from the two opposite ends of the standings meet here.
Let's continue with the fact that this is the team that only missed the direct promotion at Wembley last season.
And on the other side is a newly promoted team that is fighting for survival.
If we take a closer look at the performance of both teams in the last month, we can find a whole bunch of useful information for bettors.
Brentford is strong in defense
On the one hand, we will note that this month Brentford have not lost any of the 6 games played.
But only 2 of them won.
It is easy to understand why they turned out to be difficult to win at the same time, but they themselves find it difficult to forge victories.
Well, 4 dry nets and not a single game with more than a goal allowed speak for the strong defense of this team.
At the same time, however, if we exclude the victory over Preston with 5-0, which by the way are the 4th weakest host, then it turns out that the Bees have scored a total of only 3 goals in 5 games.
And never more than one per match.
Conclusion: Very strong defense combined with ineffective attack.
I am deliberately talking about "ineffective" and not, for example, weak or incompetent.
I took the trouble to check.
And it turned out that Brentford was creating plenty of situations. But for some reason they fail to score.
Rotherham is weak in attack
Branford will now host a rival who will undoubtedly play too closely.
The fate of the novice Rotherham is very difficult.
They postponed a number of matches due to the Kovid crisis. And now they play every 3 days.
Real madness. But I will tell you that for a total of 26 days this month they will play their 9th consecutive match.
Just look at what unpleasant losses with only a bare difference they have ordered for this compressed cycle.
This shows, among other things, that these boys fought and gave their all in every match.
Are they and how much strength do they have left?
The attack is undoubtedly Rotherham's Achilles' heel as they have not scored a goal in 6 of the 8 matches of the month.
And against far more mediocre defenses than today.
However, two dry nets and only 2 matches with more than a goal allowed mean a skill to play in defense.
Forecast for Brentford - Rotherham
When two strong defensive teams meet, which for some reason have difficulties in attack, I have two choices.
One is always the equal result. And the other is Under 2.5 goals.
I choose the second option.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Brentford have not lost in their last 9 games: 3-6-0.
- Brentford host the league this season: 10-9-2.
- Brentford have conceded just 1 goal in their last 5 games.
- Rotherham have lost 12 of their last 16 games: 3-1-12.
- Rotherham have not scored in 6 of their last 8 games.
- Rotherham are in a 4-game losing streak against Brentford.
- He has under 2.5 goals in his last 4 away games against Rotherham, as well as in 6 of Brentford's 7 games.
- Ivan Toney is Brentford 's top scorer with 28 goals. Michael Smith has 10 goals for Rotherham.