Brentford v Cardiff City tips: Boxing Day win for Bees at Griffin Park
More woes await struggling Cardiff when they travel to west London this afternoon
December 26th, 2016
Dean Smith’s Brentford are once again looking like a side consigned to a mid-table finish in this season’s Championship campaign, however there is little doubt that more promise lies on the horizon now that the club have secured an improvement in finances as well as moved forward with their plans for a brand new stadium just around the corner from Griffin Park.
Things have also been pretty good on the pitch so far this term, at least as good as could be expected from a mid-table Championship outfit. The Bees have been recording some decent enough results with a win over arch-rivals QPR being perhaps the highlight, although of late the wheels appear to have come off their campaign slightly and with five defeats from their last seven outings, Smith’s men will be desperate for a win this afternoon with Betway going 6/5 that the hosts secure the three points.
Cardiff City are having a much worse time at the moment with the south Wales side struggling just above the relegation zone. Neil Warnock is now the man in charge and much was expected from him following his arrival, however whilst results have slightly improved the future isn’t exactly rosy.
The Bluebirds have won just once in their last five games in the Championship and Warnock will be eager to head towards the new year with a desperately needed victory under his belt although we’re not too optimistic about his chances with Betfair going 27/10 on a Cardiff City win this afternoon.
Warnock’s men have been no slouches going forward however and with goals in all but one of their last seven matches we’ll be backing them to find the net at some point at Griffin Park this afternoon. Players like Rickie Lambert, Peter Whittingham and Anthony Pilkington should help to keep the club in the second tier for at least another campaign and whilst they won’t be managing anything for their troubles today, we’ll be backing a consolation Cardiff goal in what looks set to be a home win.