Barnsley v Brentford match preview and betting tips

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The door has slammed firmly shut as far as Brentford’s play-off ambitions are concerned with thirteen points separating the Bees from the top-six and just four games left to play. Nevertheless the West London outfit can be proud of their recent performances with four victories in their last five Championship outings.

Their most recent win was a comprehensive 4-0 hammering of Derby County at Griffin Park, this result effectively ending any hopes which the Rams may have harboured about reaching the top six. Indeed the Bees have banged in no less than fourteen goals in their last five games and we don’t imagine that they’ll take their feet off the pedal this afternoon when they make the journey to Oakwell.

Brentford will be facing a leaky home defence in South Yorkshire and one is certainly tempted to back them to win comprehensively today, however the odds on offer seem rather short as the Tykes aren’t exactly shy on the goal-front either and have enjoyed an extra day’s recovery since their last Championship outing.

With both sides banging in the goals with reckless abandon of late, we’re expecting a goal-filled encounter at Oakwell and as such it is perhaps worth considering the pretty generous 6/4 on Over 3.5 Goals in this afternoon’s encounter. Regardless of the result, this looks set to be a high-scoring affair and whilst the Bees should possess the edge over the home side, this looks the best betting option in what will nevertheless be a closely-fought affair.

Our tip: Back Over 3.5 Goals at 6/4 with Paddy Power.


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