Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A place in the EFL Cup semis will be at stake when Brentford and Newcastle United face each other at Brentford Community Stadium. The Bees did well to beat Reading 3-1 in the Championship at the weekend, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of Tuesday’s football match. The likes of Baptiste and Roerslev Rasmussen remain in the recovery room for the hosts.
The Magpies, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday evening. Newcastle United have been anything but impressive in the English top flight this season, and seeing that Brentford are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on Thomas Frank’s troops. Dubravka, Lascelles, Manquillo, Saint-Maximin, and Schar are all out of contention for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jamaal Lascelles):
Born in Derby on November 11, 1993, Jamaal Lascelles is an English footballer who plays for Newcastle United as a defender. Lascelles began his youth career at Nottingham Forest and he continued playing for the Reds on senior level.
After scoring two goals in 32 appearances for Forest, Jamaal Lascelles moved to Newcastle United in 2014 and he has been playing for the Magpies ever since. The 188-cm-tall centre-back has a deal with Newcastle United, which should expire in June, 2023. Jamaal Lascelles made two appearances for England U21, but he has yet to make his senior debut with the Three Lions.
Speaking of his individual honours, the English defender was part of PFA Team of the Year for the 2016/2017 Championship season. Jamaal Lascelles scored three goals in 35 appearances for Newcastle United in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, helping Rafa Benitez’s team secure yet another top flight survival.