Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
The Hive Stadium will host Monday’s football game between Barnet and Brentford, the two teams who compete in different leagues. Barnet sit in 16th position in the National League standings, whilst Brentford occupy 17th place in the Championship ahead of the FA Cup clash. Both teams are nicknamed the Bees and it remains to be seen who is going to buzz better in the Hive Stadium showdown. Brentford are surely a more experienced side than Barnet, which is the main reason why away win should be considered. The Championship side are on a three-game winning run in all competitions, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. In their last meeting in League One Brentford recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Barnet and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Josh McEachran):
Josh McEachran is a professional football player who was born on 1 March, 1993. The English footballer plays as central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both attacking and defensive midfielder as well. McEachran is a product of Chelsea youth school, but he made no more than 11 appearances for the senior squad at Stamford Bridge. After spending several seasons on loan at Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Watford, Wigan and Vitesse, he signed a four-year deal with Brentford on 10 July 2015 for an undisclosed fee. Just 15 days later he suffered a fractured foot and, as a result, he was out of contention for three months. McEachran made his Brentford debut on 15 December in a 2-1 win over Reading and he went on to make 14 appearances for the Bees in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign. Josh was born in Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England, but his parents are Scottish. The Brentford midfielder was in a relationship with English actress Brooke Vincent.
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 always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.