Blackburn comes from a pretty difficult victory at home against Barnsley, in a match where they were set as quite a favorite, but failed actually to show it completely on the field in a 3:2 win.
Their opponents were the ones who had much more of the ball possession, but mostly due to the fact that they were chasing the scoreline, while the home side was still lucky to seal the final victory in the 86th minute in a match that could have ended way differently on some other day.
The Rovers are quite safe now having seven points more than the relegating worried Middlesbrough.
Left-back Cunningham (8/0) is sidelined for the hosts, as well as central defender Williams (15/3).
Brentford also managed to secure a home three-pointer over the weekend, winning against Reading with a 1:0 result.
The only goal came in the 62nd minute via Watkins, in overall quite a defensive game from both sides, but the hosts were still the ones who pushed more in the second halftime and deservedly celebrated against even more passive visitors.
This was a second consecutive victory for them now, as the side also counts five in the last six Championship’s rounds – being currently two points behind the playoff zone.
Central defender Jeanvier (15/0) is suspended for this clash. Injured for the guests are forwards Karelis (4/0), Castillo (6/0), fullback Clarke (1/0) and midfielder Canos (11/0).
Brentford have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 away matches in the Championship.
Blackburn comes from a morale-boosting home victory against Barnsley in the last minutes and no doubt that the team aims to use such momentum now and gets a positive outcome. Brentford is surely not a pushover in this one and won’t be coming to defend.