FootyMAD's Walsall match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brentford v Walsall fixture

Brentford play host to Walsall at Griffin Park on Monday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bees are clearly on top, having won 18 and lost only 4 of the 30 games.

The last time the two teams met at Brentford was just over four years ago, in October 2000, the Bees carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepWalsall0 - 1BrentfordLGE1
2000/2001Tue 17 AprWalsall3 - 2BrentfordLGE1
2000/2001Sat 28 OctBrentford2-1WalsallLGE1
1997/1998Tue 24 FebWalsall0 - 0BrentfordLGE1
1997/1998Sat 18 OctBrentford3 - 0WalsallLGE1
1996/1997Sat 26 AprWalsall1 - 0BrentfordLGE1
1996/1997Sat 19 OctBrentford1 - 1WalsallLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Brentford have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Walsall is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Saddlers have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brentford's 37 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Walsall find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 25 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Bees's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Walsall. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Brentford 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Walsall Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.