Brentford welcome Leeds United to Gtech Community Stadium in a Premier League clash.
Victory could see Brentford climb to fifth depending on results elsewhere, whilst Leeds could go as high third with a win if results in other matches go in their favour.
Christian Norgaard is a doubt for Brentford after he missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace with a knock.
Kristoffer Ajer (fitness) and Pontus Jansson (foot) are doubts but Sergi Canos (hamstring) and Ethan Pinnock (knee) both remain absent.
Leeds will be without their top-scorer, Rodrigo after he suffered a serious shoulder injury in their comeback 1-1 draw in midweek at home to Everton.
Liam Cooper (calf), Junior Firpo and Luke Ayling (both knee) face late fitness tests but Stuart Dallas (thigh) remains absent.
New signing, Wilfried Gnonto could make his debut after joining from FC Zurich.
- Brentford are winless in two previous Premier League meetings against Leeds (D1, L1).
- Leeds have won just one of their last 11 league visits to Brentford (W1, D4, L6).
- Brentford’s Sergi Canos scored in both meetings against Leeds last season.
- No Brentford player has been caught offside on more occasions in their five league games so far this season than Ivan Toney (6).
- Diego Llorente has won more aerial battles this season than any other Leeds players (15).
Brentford should be relatively pleased with how their week has gone with two consecutive comeback 1-1 draws, although they did well to snatch a clinical equaliser in a scrappy midweek trip to Palace where they defended well except for poor marking of Wilfried Zaha’s goal.
Leeds meanwhile were constantly frustrated by Everton’s Jordan Pickford in their draw against the Toffees, although several attacks were let down mainly by awful finishing whilst their defence didn’t show much passion in closing down and marking Anthony Gordon’s opening goal.
Progress is therefore required here for both teams because Brentford’s defensive focus has been their biggest issue preventing them from punching higher up the table, whereas Leeds’ defence seems to have gone off the boil in their last two games.
A draw therefore seems a fair prediction but I fancy Brentford to nick this if they can rediscover the quality that they displayed in their home win over Manchester United last month and tighten up defensively.
Prediction: Brentford 2-1 Leeds
Result: Brentford 5-2 Leeds