Market: Ivan Toney to score anytime
Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport
Looking to climb back to the top of the Championship table on Sunday afternoon, Brentford will welcome Barnsley to West London this weekend.
Starting with the hosts, eventually leaving Reading with a hugely impressive 3-1 win in midweek, the mood in Brentford’s camp should be at a red-hot high. With a chance to climb back to the top of the table this weekend, Thomas Frank’s men have won each of their last four Championship matchups on the spin. With a fearsome reputation for their performances in the final third, many around West London will be hugely excited by Ivan Toney’s remarkable purple patch. Linked with a potential Premier League move come the summer, the former Peterborough striker has really taken the Championship by storm. Once again finding the net against the Royals earlier in the week, Toney has already netted 23 second-tier strikes so far this season. More impressive, the 24-year-old has seven goals in just his last four appearances.
As for the visitors, while Barnsley might have put in their own eye-catching display in midweek, the Reds did see their FA Cup adventure come to an end. Eventually hit with a 1-0 defeat against Premier League giants Chelsea on home soil, the South Yorkshire outfit are enduring a recent Championship blip. Last seen on second-tier duties playing out a 0-0 stalemate against Nottingham Forest, Valérien Ismaël’s side have failed to win any of their last five Championship matchups, a run that stems back to December 29th. Collecting just a pair of points on their sluggish patch, it should also be highlighted that Barnsley have failed to find the net in their last three straight contests away from Oakwell. Facing a tough trip to the capital on Sunday, it is well worth keeping an eye out for the red-hot Toney in West London.
Bet: Ivan Toney 10/11 to score anytime against Barnsley for Sunday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport