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Brentford vs. Southend: FA Cup Betting Preview

Brentford vs. Southend: FA Cup Betting Preview Photo: TT

In-form and a division above their third round opponents, Brentford should be backed at the prices to beat Southend on Tuesday in the FA Cup.

The Bees, who know they will host near neighbours Chelsea in round four should they advance, really should have got the job done at Roots Hall a week last Saturday, having led 2-0, but they were forced to settle for a replay after a Barry Corr double.

Brentford, currently third in League One, are favoured by the bookmakers to be crowned champions of the English third tier come the end of the season and their recent form is excellent, particularly at Griffin Park.

It is ten wins and three draws in a run of 13 matches unbeaten in all competitions in front of their own fans and Brentford should prove too classy for a side struggling to hold their form in a lower division.

Southend are winless in five matches under Scottish manager Paul Sturrock and I’m finding it hard to understand how the Bees are anything like 1.75 to claim the win inside 90 minutes.

Well-backed in the last 24 hours to prevail, Brentford manager Uwe Rossler will obviously be fielding his big guns, with such a lucrative prize at stake, and his team can usually be relied upon to give their running.

It is just three defeats home or away since August and Brentford have kept three clean sheets in their four previous matches. Southend, in contrast, have shipped eight in the same period on their travels and everything points to a routine home victory.

3pts Back Brentford (vs. Southend) @ 1.73 (various)

Tom allen
Sports Pundit staff writer
Having worked as a freelance football betting journalist since graduating University with, of all things, a Psychology degree, I am delighted to now be part of the SportsPundit team.Over the new season and beyond I hope to provide you with plenty of news, views and previews in order to try and make us all just that little bit richer.My main focus of attention will be on the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League but I’ll also be keeping an eye on all things international as the 2010 World Cup approaches.Winning tips will come and go...

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  • Profile image 46x46 Guia - almost 7 years ago

    Jul26Mikel So, basically sneakipg, you think we should be happy with finishing mid table every year & reaching the quarter final of the league cup? We should be grateful that we are even in the division? As you quite rightfully say, Everton ARE on of the biggest names in English Football, a ‘Grand Old Team’, and as such we fans are not content with that. Do you think that glorious team of the mid 1980’s would have been content with a 7th place finish? Getting knocked out of the league cup by some no mark club? We’re Everton aren’t we? I think I speak for a majority of Evertonians when I say that we want success, and not in the small minded way you think we should….A trophy, European football, a signing that actually costs some money and isn’t some kid from Greece or a free transfer from a league 1 side. Is that really too much to ask for a great club like ours?In the last 2 days, we have reportedly been outbid for a goalkeeper, who has now signed for Leeds for 150K, and linked with a move for ex-reserve star James McFadden, who was recently released on a free by one of the Premierships relagated clubs. All this while one of our closest rivals Aston Villa shell out 9.5m on a winger that our squad is crying out for.We aren’t asking for a billionaire, we just want some parity with some of our rivals in this division to give us a fair chance of competing. David Moyes has continuously performed miracles during his tenure to ensure we remain in the top half of the Premiership, however without any backing whatsoever, how long can he keep that up?!