A London derby of the unknown sort is the fourth round shooting in the FA Cup. Barnet Football Club, of the fifth-rate National League, expects championship club Brentford on Monday night’s home stadium “The Hive” (live on Dazn and BT Sport). London as a hometown is not the only common ground between the two clubs operating in completely different worlds, but also the nickname “Bees”, which is due to the first letter in the club name. There were already numerous “shocks” in the fourth FA Cup round; Among other things, these suffered numerous Premier League clubs such as the Wolves, Everton or West Ham. Although at Barnet against Brentford the odds of bookmakers seem to make something else realistic, Barnet is hot on another favorite scalp. In the 3rd FA Cup round, this has worked well for championship promotion aspirant Sheffield United, although there were 84 places difference between the clubs in the English league system. So why not a new one against Brentford?
Today’s Betting Prediction Barnet vs Brentford
The Brentford “Bees” from the west of London, however, may have extended all the antennas. The numerous surprises on the FA Cup Saturday as well as the strong result Barnets against the “Blades” from Sheffield in the round before, should be warning enough to tackle this Cup game with the necessary seriousness and the correct installation and deployment. Therefore, between Barnet and Brentford our forecast goes for a tip towards an away win for the championship team. Brentford would also win the second FA Cup match in history between these two clubs. However, the last victory in the first cup duel is already many decades back and took place in the 1925/26 season. Should Barnet create the sensation, after Crawley Town (2011), Luton Town (2013), Lincoln City and Sutton United (both 2017), Barnet would be the fifth non-League club to reach the 5th FA Cup round would have.
Barnet – Statistics & Current Form
Located in the immediate vicinity of Wembley Stadium (four miles), the training ground of the Barnet Football Club is better known than the club itself. Brazil, Spain or the German national team with Jogi Löw were already on this pitch. Borussia Dortmund could soon practice there, too, when in February the round of 16 will be played against Spurs in the Champions League. The “Bees”, however, play only in the fifth league. This is called “non-league” in England, which means all classes below the Football League. 1993/94 Barnet once played third-rate, but dropped directly again. Between 2005 and 2013, Barnet experienced eight seasons in League Two, before the descent followed. In 2015, the “Bees” returned after two years in the National League back and were twice in a row in fifth place. Last May, Barnet rose as Table second last, due to the four goals worse wicked Torverhälts, for the third time from the “Football League” from.
Things are not going well in the current season. After 26 games Barnet is with eleven defeats only sixth in the table, with five points ahead of a relegation zone. However, the North Londoners have completed five games less than the competition due to the good cup results. Coach Darren Currie, whose uncle is former England international Tony Currie, has played 16 clubs in his career and in 2005 revealed to the “FourFourTwo” magazine that he is the most tattooed footballer. Against Brentford, it is Currie’s first game as head coach, having previously served six times as an interim solution. Over the past twelve months, four coaches have been responsible for Barnet, including Graham Westley, Martin Allen, John Still and Currie. In the FA Cup Barnet is against Brentford for an outsider tip to have. Barnet has never reached the fifth round in the FA Cup and has lost the previous two rounds of the fourth round in 2007 (against Plymouth) and 2008 (against Bristol Rovers). The safest thing is to follow our forecast at Barnet against Brentford, give a tip on the success of the higher-class club.
Expected formation of Barnet:
- Matrevics; Johnson, Robson, Reynolds, Sweeney, Alexander; Taylor, Elito, Adams; Mason-Clarke, Coulthirst
Coach: Darren Currie
Last Games by Barnet:
- 19.01.2019 – Braintree Vs. Barnet 4: 0 (National League)
- 12.01.2019 – Barnet Vs. Dorchester Town 2: 1 (FA Trophy)
- 06.01.2019 – Sheffield United Vs. Barnet 0: 1 (FA Cup)
- 01.01.2019 – Barnet Vs. Boreham Wood 1: 1 (National League)
- 29.12.2018 – Dagenham & Redbridge vs. Barnet 0: 1 (National League)
Brentford – Statistics & Current Form
The return to the top English league is the big goal of Brentford. The West Londoners played football there for the last time 69 years ago. Club boss Matthew Benham wants to accomplish this goal with the “moneyball strategy”. This was once known by Billy Beane, who was sports director at the Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball in the United States. Stock guru Benham, who also owns Midtjylland in Denmark, calculates success on the basis of statistics and probabilities and acts according to this principle also in player transfers, which did not taste all of his coaches. So far, this bill did not work. One coach Benham liked to hold was Dean Smith, but the 47-year-old voluntarily left the Bees on 10 October and gave in to promoting his favorite club, Aston Villa. Successor was Smith’s assistant coach Thomas Frank. At first it did not work at all under the Danes. Brentford scored only four out of a possible 30 points in the first ten games (1-1-10). Meanwhile, Brentford has been unbeaten in six championship games, scoring twelve of the 18 points (3-3-0). This Brentford is still in no man’s land as Table Eight. With the relegation Brentford is out of business, but a playoff spot has been awarded too many points this season.
Maybe the “Bees” can not go down for a good cup season. At Barnet against Brentford, our prediction would be a bet on an away win. This Brentford would also continue the series of unbeaten games against “non-League” clubs. The latest three such FA Cup games were all won (goal difference 12: 1). The last defeat was in 2011/12 in the second round against Wrexham 0-1. However, Brentford lost five of their last seven FA Cup games. In round 3, there was only one narrow victory over Oxford, a relegated candidate from League One. Only Teemu Pukki has scored more in the championship this season (14) than Brentford top scorer Neal Maupay (13 games, 16 goals). Nevertheless, the Frenchman could only be successful in five of these games (5-5-3). On Monday night, Frank is likely to spare his scorer. Even without the French, the team would have to do justice to the role of the favorite. This suggests the odds at Barnet against Brentford. Defender Chris Mepham was sold to Bournemouth for € 14 million.
Expected lineup of Brentford:
- Daniels; Jeanvier, Barbet, Konsa; Henry, Sawyers, McEachran, Odubajo; Benrahma, Watkins, Canos
Coach: Thomas Frank
Last matches from Brentford:
- 19.01.2019 – Rotherham United Vs. Brentford 2: 4 (Championship)
- 12.01.2019 – Brentford Vs. Stoke 3: 1 (Championship)
- 05.01.2019 – Brentford Vs. Oxford United 1: 0 (FA Cup)
- 01.01.2019 – Brentford Vs. Norwich City 1: 1 (Championship)
- 29.12.2018 – Birmingham City vs. Brentford 0: 0 (Championship)
Barnet vs. Brentford Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 11 victories Brentford – 5 draws – 1 win Barnet (17 competitive games)
The last meeting between Barnet and Brentford took place in December 2001 in the Johnstones Paint Trophy, now known as the Football League Trophy. This is a cup competition in which, in addition to the 48 teams of League One and Two, and since 2016 16 U21 teams from the Premier League and Championship clubs participate. At that time, the game went 0-0, with Brentford unbeaten against Barnet since 13 competitive games in a row (9-4-0). The last bankruptcy there was – also in the FA Trophy – in December 1991 (3: 6).
Barnet vs Brentford Football Betting Tips and Prediction
For the last time in the 4th FA Cup Round, David will be beating Goliath. The higher-class club is at Barnet against Brentford, according to odds of the betting shops first contender for a progress, which does not necessarily mean something, as the FA Cup Saturday has shown. However, if the club deepest club still remaining in the competition Barnet will progress again a round, this would probably be the biggest surprise so far.
Key Facts – Barnet Vs. Brentford tips
Barnet could move in as the only fifth “non-League” club ever in Round 5 of the FA Cup
Brentford has been without defeat for seven competitive matches (4-3-0)
Brentford lost none of the past 13 games against Barnet (9-4-0)
A month and a half ago, Barnet’s chance would not have been all that bad, but meanwhile, opponent Brentford is back in strong form, unbeaten in six league games, while Barnet won only one of the past four matches in the league (1-1-2). That’s why we put on the favorites.
|Bet Tips||Over 2.5 goals|
|Betting Tips||Under 2.5 goals|
|Prediction Today||Both Teams to score/YES|
|Betting Prediction||Both Teams to score/ NO|