Foot Predictions shows Sunday’s championship clash between Brentford and Barnsley, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Brentford host Barnsley on Sunday afternoon looking to extend his championship unbeaten to 22 matches.
Despite pushing Chelsea into the FA Cup on Thursday, the Tykes travel to the capital after five games without a win in the second division.
With Norwich City showing signs of wavering in the title race, Brentford boss Thomas Frank he would have emphasized the importance of maintaining his unbeaten record against Reading in the middle of the week.
Like many of their recent games, the Bees did not have their way during the first 45 minutes, but they were again able to produce a good performance after the break.
Scoring 17 goals in four matches is an achievement in itself, but all but five of them were scored in the second half.
Despite its relentless schedule, Brentford is regularly beating its opponents, a trait that will eventually lead rival managers to rethink their strategies.
Ivan Toney contributed six goals and four assists in those four games, solidifying his position as the most productive player outside the Premier League this season.
Barnsley has withdrawn from the playoff race since the turn of the year, winning just two points in their last five league games.
However, after draws with Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest, Valerien Ismael witnessed his Tykes side produce a witty performance against Chelsea at Oakwell.
On another night, the Yorkshire team would have taken their most distinguished opponents into overtime, but Ismael will at least understand the positive aspects of how his players performed under the spotlight.
Now sitting just eight points above the relegation zone, Barnsley is expected to start paying attention to the teams below them in the coming weeks.
Ismael is unlikely to have many concerns at this stage, however, with this game being the last against the top three until the last weekend of the season.
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An extra day of recovery could result in Frank naming the same Brentford XI for this outfit.
Bryan Mbeumo arrived at 64 minutes on his return to the team at Madejski Stadium, but Saman Ghoddos it is an option in the midfield if Frank wants to present a more creative player.
Ismael will assess your team’s energy levels before making a decision on your team selection.
Michael Sollbauer and Romal Palmer are options for Ismael if he chooses to introduce some fresh legs.
Possible initial lineup for Brentford:
Raya; Dalsgaard, Pinnock, Sorensen, Henry; Dasilva, Janelt, Jensen; Mbuemo, Toney, Fosu-Henry
Possible initial Barnsley lineup:
Collins; Andersen, Helik, Sollbauer; Brittain, Palmer, Mowatt, Styles; Chaplin, Woodrow, Adeboyejo
Probability: Brentford 3-1 Barnsley
Despite the quick turnaround, Barnsley could only have benefited from pushing Chelsea to the end in the FA Cup. However, we cannot go back to Brentford, who is getting used to dominating the second half games.
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