Griffin Park hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Leeds United. The Whites haven’t won away at Brentford for over 67 years, the last time was 26th August 1950 when they came away with a 2-1 victory.
Fast forward to 2017, it’s been 7 games since Leeds last beat Brentford at their place and they’ll be hoping that run doesn’t extend to 8 matches. In those 7 games Brentford have won 4 while there have been 3 draws including the 1-1 draw back in January 2016 when Mustapha Carayol equalised late on after Sam Saunders gave the Bees the lead in the 27th minute.
Overall between the two sides Leeds have the better record. In the 33 games played between the two teams Leeds have come away with 12 victories giving them a 36% win percentage. There have been 12 draws and Brentford have 9 wins.
In the last meeting between the two sides Leeds were 1-0 winners thanks to a late Kyle Bartley goal. With just seven games to go Leeds are 5th and sit 6 points clear of Sheffield Wednesday in 7th. A win could take Leeds up to 3rd providing other results go their way and would keep the pressure off them from the teams below.
Brentford sit 12th in the division and aren’t in any danger of being relegated but at the same time are too far behind to make a late Play-Off push. They are the fifth highest scorers in the Championship so will certainly pose an attacking threat which is why it’s important for us to play our best team – and that includes Jansson. From a defensive point of view they have conceded exactly 20 more goals than Leeds with 57. If we can get our creative players on the ball then we can most definitely hurt them.
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