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Ahead of the game: A bout with the Bees

27 September 2016

A preview of the Griffin Park meeting

Brentford vs Reading
Griffin Park
Sky Bet Championship
Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7.45pm

In the Championship, it’s important to make home a fortress – and that’s what Brentford have tried to do at Griffin Park.

The Bees have conceded just once in their four league fixtures on home soil so far this season – a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday – and have kept clean sheets in 2-0, 1-0 and 5-0 wins against Ipswich, Nottingham Forest and Preston respectively.

In fact, it has been over six months since the West London club have tasted defeat on their own patch – Blackburn were winners way back in March, but the Bees went on seven of their final nine fixtures.

However we’re aiming to make it seven wins in eight games in all competition this evening, following a strong run in both the Championship and EFL Cup… and we’ll have a sell-out following in the stands getting behind us.

All tickets for this fixture are now sold out.  Please do not travel to Griffin Park without a match ticket.

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We're in search of another away win at Brentford tonight - @liammoore93 previews our visit to West London...

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) September 27, 2016

The Bees are unbeaten at Griffin Park since March - can we change that tonight? The gaffer previews the game...

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) September 27, 2016

Oliver Langford takes charge of this meeting in West London – the last time he oversaw one of our games was in last year’s FA Cup replay win against Huddersfield, which ended 5-2 to the Royals after Jonathan Hogg was dismissed for a last-man challenge.

Assisting Mr Langford this evening are linesmen Steven Meredith and Daniel Robathan and fourth official Dean Whitestone. Steven Meredith and Daniel Robathan.

Hosts Brentford are 11/8 favourites for all three points with EFL sponsors Sky Bet, the Royals are 2/1 for the win and a draw is priced 23/10.

Roy Beerens, match winner at the weekend against Huddersfield, is 3/1 to notch another goal at any time, while John Swift is 11/4 to strike his 5th goal of the season against his former club.

We wish to politely reminder supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile.  Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

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