Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Bet365 Stadium when Stoke City and Brentford face each other in the Championship round 7. The Potters came from behind to share the spoils with Barnsley in midweek, with the team extending their unbeaten run in the league to four matches. When the two teams met at Bet365 Stadium in the last season finale Stoke defeated promotion-chasing Brentford, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s showdown.
The Bees are hungry for revenge, and given their displays in back-to-back wins over Coventry and Sheffield Wednesday, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visiting team. Collins is banned for the hosts, while Joe Allen remains in the recovery room. Experienced defender Ryan Shawcross will be assessed ahead of the kick-offs. The likes of Balcombe, Marcondes, and Norgaard are rated doubtful for the visitors, whereas Baptiste remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Adam Davies):
Adam Davis is a German-born footballer who plays for Championship side Barnsley as a goalkeeper. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper began his youth career at Everton and in 2012 he signed a contract with Sheffield Wednesday. However, he never managed to make a first-team appearance for the Owls. Due to the lack of first team action, he decided to leave the club in 2014.
Adam Davies, who was born in Rinteln, Germany on 17 July, 1992, moved to Barnsley on 13 June, 2014. He made his debut for the club against Crawley Town in the opening match of the 2014/2015 campaign and he quickly established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper. His contract with Barnsley expires on 30 June, 2017, but the deal could be extended for a further year.
Adam Davies conceded 82 goals, while keeping 26 clean sheets in 74 appearances for Barnsley in all competitions. During his spell at Everton U23 he managed to keep eight clean sheets in 22 appearances for the club.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.