David Wagner’s Terriers have hardly let up this season as they hotly pursue the automatic promotion places and whilst they slipped up earlier this month against Newcastle United, they successfully bounced back with a 1-0 over Aston Villa and will be looking to make it two on the bounce when they travel to West London on Saturday afternoon.
Brentford’s Griffin Park is justifiably famous for having a pub near each corner of the ground and these are likely to be filled with hordes of Huddersfield Town supporters on Saturday afternoon as they travel in huge numbers for this all-important encounter. Indeed with just six points separating the Terriers from second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion, the importance of this clash cannot be underestimated and should the Seagulls slip-up against Derby County on Friday evening, victory for Wagner’s side would lift them to just three points short of the top two.
This is clearly an attainable target and such an occurrence would throw the automatic promotion race wide open. Aside from their defeat at home to the Magpies, Huddersfield Town have been the in-form side in the Championship of late with just two defeats in their last seventeen league matches and we have no hesitation in backing them to collect all three points at Griffin Park this weekend.
The Bees will be no pushovers however and whilst they are in no way a danger to the sides in the play-off places, Dean Smith’s men will be eager to finish in the top half of the table and will certainly ask plenty of the visitors’ defence. Brentford midfielder Jota has been amongst the goals for the home side in recent weeks with a hat-trick against Rotherham United last month and he will be confident of getting himself onto the scoresheet on Saturday, although it will ultimately count for little as the Terriers once again prove their promotion credentials by taking all three points.