Free tips Championship: Brentford v Newcastle predictions (3pm, Saturday)
Brentford v Newcastle Betting Preview
Mid-table Brentford host promotion-chasing Newcastle at Griffin Park as the Bees will be looking to continue their recent resurgence in form which has seen them lose only one of their last seven outings.
For the visitors the opposite is true, after their nine-game winning streak came to an end in late November they have won only four of their last ten games in all competitions, a run which has also included five defeats – four came in the Championship.
The Magpies now trail leaders Brighton by two points, despite having played a game more whilst they now have an eye over their shoulder on the chasing play-off pack.
The only previous competitive fixture between the two came earlier this season as Rafael Benitez’s side ran out 3-1 victors at St. James’ Park, where Dwight Gayle scored twice.
Brentford v Newcastle Winner Odds
Brentford 3/1 – 32Red
Draw 14/5 – bet365, MarathonBet
Newcastle 93/100 – MarathonBet
Brentford v Newcastle Anytime Scorer Odds
Dwight Gayle 10/9 – 32Red – with 19 goals to his name already this season, Gayle is proving a massive hit with the Geordie faithful. He has scored at least four more than any other player in the division and backing him to find the net is one of the most sure-fired winners in the division.
Matt Richie 3/1 Stan James – The Magpies second joint highest goalscorer since his move from Bournemouth, he always has an eye for the spectacular. Having found the net six times this campaign, these odds represent great value.
Scott Hogan 21/10 – 32Red – has scored 14 of Brentford’s 32 league goals this campaign and is a constant threat, the latest goal coming in the recent 3-1 win at Birmingham.
Brentford v Newcastle Betting Tips
Under 2 goals 19/10 – 10Bet – The Magpies have only conceded 7 goals in their 13 away fixtures while Brentford are far from prolific with only 32 goals in 25 outings.
Scott Hogan Anytime Goalscorer 21/10 – 32Red – at odds of better value than 2/1 these are too good to turn down, what’s even more remarkable about his strike rate is that none have come from the penalty spot. The 24-year-old former Rochdale striker will be hoping to take advantage of Newcastle’s defence who are without a clean sheet in five.
Brentford v Newcastle Prediction
For the first time this season, Newcastle’s confidence is fragile and this is a tough away trip. Expect a low-scoring fixture with Hogan the man who might edge it for the hosts.