Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has predicted that Huddersfield will be able to halt Brentford’s impressive winning run when the two sides meet at Griffin Park on Saturday.
Thomas Frank’s side claimed an excellent 3-1 victory over QPR on Monday night to secure their third consecutive win in nine days following wins over Millwall and Swansea in their previous matches.
This has seen the Bees climb up to 12th in the Championship table as they continue to move closer to the play-off spots after a mixed start to the campaign, and they are now preparing to host a resurgent Huddersfield on Saturday (3pm).
The Terriers are still in 20th place in the second-tier table, but the West Yorkshire outfit are now unbeaten in their last four matches with the Cowley brothers having made a promising start to their tenure at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield are set to travel to Griffin Park after claiming a valuable 2-1 win over fellow relegation strugglers Barnsley last weekend, and Prutton has now tipped Cowley’s men to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.
Speaking via the Sky Sports website, the former Leeds man shared his belief that Huddersfield’s upward trajectory means they will be able to secure a 2-2 draw against the Bees, despite the West Londoners’ strong recent run.
“Are we seeing the real Brentford now? Three wins on the spin and it looks as though they are on a real upward trajectory,” he said.
“Huddersfield are as well. They are out of the relegation zone now and seemingly on the up under the Cowley brothers. They will make it tough for Brentford and possibly nick a draw.”
Frank’s side will be confident in continuing their fine run of form when they host the Terriers, as they now face a winnable run of five matches against sides sitting in the bottom half of the Championship table.
Who will come out on top?
This is a difficult one to call as Brentford would appear to be the favourites on paper given their recent form, but Huddersfield are a side who look very much on the up.
The Cowley brothers are really starting to settle into their new roles at the Yorkshire club, and they look capable of masterminding Huddersfield’s climb up the Championship table in the remainder of the season.
I can see Brentford dominating large portions of Saturday’s match with their attacking intent and possession-based style, but they could find that the Terriers are difficult to break down, which means a draw seems like a reasonable prediction.