Brentford vs. Leeds Predictions: Away side to see red once again
Brentford vs Leeds Odds
The last day of the Premier League season is upon us with a host of different outcomes possible. The fate of Leeds survival is out of their hands as they travel to Brentford where they will be desperate for all three points to have any chance of Premier League football next season.
An impressive Premier League campaign for Thomas Frank and his Brentford side could potentially see them finish in the top-half if results go their way on Sunday. Currently in 11th place and enjoying a positive end to the season winning five of their last seven games, they are relishing life in the Premier League and seem to be playing with the handbrake off. The signing of Christian Eriksen has been a revelation and has gave them a greater attacking impetus with his vision and passing really benefiting the team in an attacking sense.
Brentford vs Leeds Tips
Heading into their 38th and final match of the season in the relegation zone, 18th place Leeds currently sit level on points with 17th place Burnley, both on thirty-five points. Goal difference could potentially be the difference between survival and relegation for the Whites, with the difference being so huge, Burnley dropping points against Newcastle is essential if they have any chance of survival.
Leeds however still have a job to do here against an in-form Brentford side who have now picked up sixteen points from their last twenty-one, including victories against Chelsea, West Ham and a draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Leeds are now winless in their last five and with the loss of Luke Ayling and Daniel James through recent sending offs, they have a tough task ahead.
Even with Premier League survival confirmed, Brentford will still be looking to end the Premier League season on a high by taking all three points against Leeds and having a chance of a remarkable top half finish.
Brentford's last ten matches have seen a big increase in their attacking output, which alines perfectly with the arrival of the Dane Christian Eriksen. In those ten games since his arrival, Brentford have registered an average of 15.3 shots per game, clearing this 13.5 line eight times, including against the likes of Chelsea, Leicester, West Ham and Spurs. The last eight games for Leeds has also seen them conceded over 13.5 shots on seven occasions, with an average of 15.38 across those eight games, only Watford failing to clear this shot line.
First half red cards for Leeds against both Chelsea and Arsenal in the last couple of weeks made it difficult to get anything from those games and reduced their chances of overall survival. Its now down to the last game of the season where they rely on other results, even with a win here, to stay in the Premier League next season.
Brentford are a team in good form and taking all three points will not be easy for Leeds. Paul Tierney takes the whistle for this game and has given three red cards in his last eight matches, including back in March when he gave Brentford opposition, Burnley, a red card late on. If Leeds struggle to break down this Brentford side who have only concede nineteen goals on home soil, with time running out and a return to the Championship on the cards, the most carded team in Premier League history could well live up to their name when frustration sets in.
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