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13 March 2018 Venue Griffin Park Attendance

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Brentford vs. Cardiff City

City get back on the road for our rearranged fixture with Brentford...

12 March 2018

Cardiff City travel to West London for their rearranged clash with the Bees on Tuesday evening, looking to build on a ten-match unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship.

Brentford host the Bluebirds following a 1-0 defeat against Millwall at the weekend, just their fourth loss since the turn of the year.

The fixture, originally scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, 3rd March, was postponed due to adverse weather conditions at Griffin Park.

What to expect from the Bees…

Dean Smith’s side currently occupy 11th place in the Sky Bet Championship table, with 14 wins from 36 games thus far. Eight points separate the Bees and the play-off places, who still have to host promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

Forward Ollie Watkins tops the Brentford goal-scoring charts in this campaign, netting on 11 occasions, including a brace in their 5-0 win over Birmingham City in their last home fixture. The 22 year-old has also registered five assists in all competitions this season. Frenchman Neal Maupay is just behind his teammate on nine goals and the same number of assists. 

Denmark international Andreas Bjelland has been an important figure in the heart of defence for the Bees, making 33 appearances so far this season. He was forced off in Saturday's defeat to Millwall though, and looks likely to miss out this Tuesday.

In the hot seat…

This is only Smith’s second managerial spell since the beginning of his career in 2011. The 46-year-old began as Head of Youth with Walsall in 2009, before being appointed caretaker boss two years later.

Following four years with the Saddlers, Smith made the move to Griffin Park, replacing Mark Warburton in November 2015. Last time out, he guided Brentford to a tenth-place finish in his first full season in charge.

Previous meetings…

The reverse fixture in November saw the Bluebirds run out 2-0 winners as Joe Ralls and Danny Ward both netted in the first half to secure the three points.

City are undefeated in the last three meetings between the two sides, with a 2-1 win in April of last season at Cardiff City Stadium and a 2-2 draw the last time the two sides met at Griffin Park.

Club Connections…

City no.11 Kadeem Harris spent the first half of the 2013/14 season on loan with the Bees, impressing at Griffin Park as he made 11 appearances and scored on two occasions.

Other players to sport the jerseys of both sides include Tom Adeyemi, Tommy Smith, Simon Moore, Ben Nugent and Conor McAleny. 

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Match Reports

Report: Brentford 1-3 Cardiff City

13 March 2018

Cardiff City secured a seventh straight league victory with a 3-1 triumph against Brentford at Griffin Park.

Neal Maupay opened the scoring for the hosts after five minutes, but Neil Warnock's side struck back through Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zohore to secure an important victory in the Sky Bet Championship promotion race.

The home side began strongly with forward Neal Maupay having their first effort inside 30 seconds - Neil Etheridge with a strong save. There was nothing that the City goalkeeper could do to stop Maupay's strike four minutes later though as Brentford took an early lead.

Maupay was played through on goal by Sergi Canos, who has robbed Marko Grujić of the ball in midfield, with the French forward making no mistake in slotting low into the corner with his left foot.

The hosts continued their impressive opening with Maupay and Ollie Watkins both having efforts blocked in the following minutes. Despite being on the back foot, the Bluebirds had a strong opportunity of their own after nine minutes, with Callum Paterson forcing Daniel Bentley into a save low to his left.

Neil Warnock's men grew into the match and levelled after 25 minutes. Brentford failed to clear a Junior Hoilett corner kick, and central defender Sol Bamba expertly turned in the box with a deft touch before firing a superb volley into the far corner of the net.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing almost scored for the second consecutive match, but the winger was denied by Bentley at close range on 36 minutes after running clear.

Deep into added time at the end of the first half the Bluebirds completed the turnaround. After forcing an error in the Brentford defence, Canada international Hoilett placed the ball for Callum Paterson to strike from 15-yards, with his powerful effort beating Bentley to give City a half-time advantage.

A deep free kick on 58 minutes helped the Bluebirds increase their lead. Bruno Ecuele Manga's long ball was nodded on by Paterson and then Hoilett with Kenneth Zohore drifting in behind the Brentford defence to place the ball home with his right foot.

The Danish forward went close to adding to his tally with two headers in quick succession. Brentford goalkeeper Bentley tipped over from Zohore after 66 minutes before Nico Yennaris cleared a second headed effort off the line just two minutes later.

The Bluebirds continued their strong defensive display throughout the remainder of the second period. A final chance for the Bees came deep in added time with John Egan firing over the crossbar from eight yards on 93 minutes. Neil Warnock's Cardiff City are now unbeaten in eleven league matches - with seven consecutive league wins.


Brentford: Bentley, Clarke, Egan, Mepham, Barbet, Woods, Yennaris (Marcondes 69'), Sawyers, Watkins, Maupay (Judge 76'), Canos (Macleod 69'). Subs Not Used: Daniels, McEachran, Mokotjo, Ogbene.

Cardiff City: Etheridge, Ecuele Manga, Bamba, Morrison, Bennett, Grujić, Damour, Paterson, Mendez-Laing (Traoré 88'), Hoilett (Wildschut 82'), Zohore (Madine 77'). Subs Not Used: Murphy, Pilkington, Halford, Connolly.

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Ticket News

Away Days - Ticket News: Brentford vs. Cardiff City

16 February 2018

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 @ Griffin Park. KO: 3pm.

Away tickets for this match have now sold out. (10:50 - 20/02/2018)

Advice from Brentford FC & London's Metropolitan Police Service:

“All tickets for Cardiff City fans for this fixture have been sold in advance. None will be available to buy on the day at Griffin Park. Brentford FC are checking the details of anyone buying tickets for this match and no Cardiff fans will be able to buy in other areas of the ground. Any away fans found in home stands will be ejected from the ground and will not have their entry fee refunded. Brentford FC and the Metropolitan Police strongly advise Cardiff fans without tickets to stay at home and not travel to West London.”

Original selling structure.

Seating Ticket Prices

Adults: £25.50

Senior Citizens 65+: £18.50

Young Persons 18-24yrs: £16.50

U18: £6.00

Terrace Ticket Prices

Adults: £23.00

Senior Citizens 65+: £17.00

Young Persons 18-24yrs: £15.00

U18: £6.00

Disabled Allocations

Relevant rate listed above + Carer: free of charge

Away tickets for this match have now sold out. (10:50 - 20/02/2018)

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