This Saturday, St. James Park will be packed for a playoff derby in the English Championship between the local team and Brentford.
The two teams are currently separated by only 4 points at the moment and are both strong contenders for a top-6 finish this year.
The game is even more interesting because it represents the first clash in history between the two teams – who will come on top?
Newcastle vs Brentford – 15/10/2016
The home squad, led by Rafa Benitez, is in fine form at the moment. In their last 10 games, they’ve notched 8 wins, 1 draw and one surprising loss against Wolves.
Overall, the team plays good football and has an extremely valuable squad, which should have no problem winning promotion if they manage to treat every game with the respect it deserves.
Meanwhile, Brentford isn’t a bad team either. They do seem inconsistent, alternating bad results like 0-0 against Wigan and 1-3 against Wolves with great wins like 4-1 over Reading and 5-0 against Preston North End.
They are also the only team that lost against red lantern Rotherham this season, which shows us one thing clearly: when they are motivated, they are capable of great things. And their motivation will surely be at adequate levels in the game against Newcastle.
Newcastle vs Brentford Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we do back the home team to do well and a solo home win looks like a good idea. Furthermore, we expect to see goals in this game, so over 1,5 or 2,5 are both great ideas.
And if you’re looking for a goalscorer, look no further than Dwight Gayle. His current form is nothing short of superb.
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 1.86 or 20/23 with ComeOn
Result/Total Goals – Newcastle Win & Over 2.5: 2.05 or 21/20 with ComeOn