brentford aiming for top six

15:00    20 Oct 2018

Brentford's Ezri Konsa (2nd right) organizes the defensive wall
Brentford will be hoping to move into the top six of the English Championship when they host Bristol at Griffin Park on Saturday, kick-off at 16h00.

After managerial changes at Brentford, the 'Bees' return to Griffin Park where they are unbeaten in six league games (W4, D2).

A critical fixture lies ahead against a Bristol City side that are winless in five matches (D2, L3), including three away trips (D1, L2), and haven’t won in the league here since 2005.

With Brentford's home point tally (14) bettered only by WBA so far, it’s a good time to be a Griffin Park season ticket holder. For entertainment value, as well as points - both teams have scored in Brentford’s last six matches in all competitions (home and away).

Taking over Brentford this week from the outgoing Dean Smith, his assistant Thomas Frank harbours a 44% win ratio as the former manager of Brøndby - a slightly better ratio than Bristol manager Lee Johnson’s 38%.

With eight points from six away games (W2, D2, L2), Bristol haven’t set the league alight with their away form, and are without a win on the road since August.

The 'Robins' sit in 13th ahead of this round, trailing their hosts by five places, but only two points. However just two goals in their last four games could give cause for concern (D2, L2).

Brentford are undefeated against Bristol during the Championship-era (W4, D2), an advantage that continues when looking at the complete historical H2H record since 1906 (W34, D17, L27).

You can catch the match live on Fox Sports 1, with the broadcast starting at 15h55 (CAT)
 

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