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Brentford v QPR

On Friday night, Brentford take on QPR at the Brentford community stadium, in a 19:45 kick off.

Brentford go into the tie in good form, losing just once in their last six. Whilst the Bees don’t look to be quite hitting the heights of last season, many fans will be backing them to challenge for promotion again this term.

QPR are in decent form, with 3 wins in their last 6 matches. Last time out Rangers secured a 3-2 win at home to Rotherham.

The last meeting between the two sides was back in January. Brentford took all 3 points on the day, winning 3-1. You could say the game was decided before half time, as Said Benrahama, Ryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins all struck to give Brentford a 3-0 lead going into half time. Nakhi Wells bagged a consolation for QPR in the 62nd minute and the game ended 3-1.

Injuries

Brentford have 3 injuries, Christian Norgaard, Mads Roerslev and Shandon Baptiste.

QPR have just one injury, Luke Amos will be out for the remainder of the season.

Odds

Brentford : 3 / 5

Draw : 14 / 5

QPR : 5

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Huddersfield v Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough travel to the John Smith’s stadium to take on Huddersfield in a 15:00 kick off on Saturday.

Huddersfield are in poor form, winning just once in their last 7 games. There’s been complications in the goalkeeping department for the Terriers this season, using 3 different keepers in the league so far.

Middlesbrough are in fantastic form going into the fixture, losing 1 in their last 12 league games. Their defensive record has a considerable part to play in this, Boro have conceded just 6 goals in 13 games so far this campaign.

The last time Huddersfield played Middlesbrough was on Boxing day 2019, Boro were triumphant on the day, winning 1-0, despite having less possession and shots on goal. A left footed shot from Djed Spence was enough for Middlesbrough to secure the win on the day.

Injuries

Huddersfield have 3 injuries, Alex Pritchard, Ben Hamer and Tommy Elphick

Middlesbrough have 2 players out, MArcus Browne and Sam Morsy

Odds

Huddersfield : 15 / 8

Draw : 23 / 10

Middlesbrough : 7 / 5

Nottingham Forest v Swansea

Nottingham Forest host Swansea on Sunday lunchtime in a 12:00 kick off.

Forest go into the fixture in mediocre form, winning 2 in their last 6 games. Their last 2 matches have both consisted of 2-0 defeats to Barnsely and Bournemouth.

Swansea are in decent form, with 1 loss in their last 8 games. Last time out the Swans drew 1-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.

 The most recent meeting between the two sides was in July. Rhian Brewser opened the scoring for Swansea before they were pegged back by a Sammy Ameobi equaliser in the 20th minute. Andre Ayew regained the lead for Swansea with a converted spot kick just before halftime. Ameobi bagged a brace for Forest to make it 2-2. Kyle Naughton received a straight red card in the 82nd minute for Swansea, there were no more goals and the game ended 2-2.

Injuries

Forest have 3 injuries, Fouad Bachirou, Joe Worrall and Tyler Blackett

Swansea have one injury, Morgan Gibbs-White

Odds

Nottingham Forest : 17 / 10

Draw : 9 / 4

Swansea : 13 / 8