Making a return to winning ways and putting four past West Ham on Wednesday, Leicester will look to book their spot in the fifth round of this year’s FA Cup when they make the trip to Championship high-flyers Brentford on Saturday lunchtime.
Bouncing back from back-to-back defeats last week, Brendan Rodgers’ men put in a rampant display in midweek and still remain firmly in pole position to secure what would be a stunning Champions League return this year.
On the flip side, while Brentford may have been disappointed to have only snatched a point away at scrappers Huddersfield last weekend, the Bees have continued to shine since entering the New Year.
Unbeaten in their last four Championship appearances, Thomas Frank’s men also have their sights set on mounting a charge for automatic promotion.
You might be interested to know that along with each of Leicester’s three matchups seeing over 2.5 strikes at full-time, four of Brentford’s previous six matches in West London have ended in a similar outcome.
Over 2.5 goals at Griffin Park this weekend can be found priced at 10/11 with William Hill for this weekend.
Brentford’s growing reputation
Although Brentford were rightfully disappointed to have only played out a 0-0 stalemate against Huddersfield in Yorkshire last weekend, Thomas Frank’s men have a growing reputation for their attacking approach.
On a remarkable seven-match winning run at Griffin Park, a run highlighted by a thumping 7-0 victory over Luton last month, there is no doubt that fans in West London will be most impressed by leading marksman Ollie Watkins’ recent purple patch.
Continuing to be linked with a string of Premier League outfits, the 24-year-old has already bagged 18 strikes this season and sits level with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in the race for the Championship Golden Boot.
Also recording five strikes in as many second-tier appearances, Brentford’s MVP has also found the net in all bar one of his last six matches at Griffin Park.
You might be interested to know that Watkins can be found priced at 7/4 with Paddy Power to extend on that tally this weekend.
Leicester bounce back
Although back-to-back defeats against Burnley and Southampton may have started to worry some around the King Power, the Foxes certainly bounced back in midweek.
Picking up a 4-1 win over West Ham and still sat in pole position to secure a Champions League return, Brendan Rodgers’ youngsters have continued to enjoy what is becoming another famous campaign.
While the former Celtic boss would have been devastated to have seen leading marksman Jamie Vardy limp off with a suspected hamstring injury, Saturday’s traveling support will be hoping for Ayoze Perez to carry on from where he left off on Wednesday.
Bagging a second-half brace against the Hammers in midweek, the former Newcastle man has three in his last four Premier League appearances.
Also finding the net against Newcastle on New Year’s Day, you might be interested to know that the Spanish winger can be found priced 5/2 with Paddy Power to extend on that tally in the capital this weekend.