Brentford travel to Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday with the opportunity to earn their first league win against Boro since December 1938.On that day, in Division One, the Bees were 2-1 victors but, since then, they’ve failed to get the better of their north east opponents in seven regular season league meetings.
They also lost to Boro over two legs in last term’s Sky Bet Championship Play-Off semi-final, going down 2-1 in the capital before a 3-0 defeat at the Riverside.
It’s not all doom and gloom for Brentford as they have recorded seven wins against Middlesbrough over the years, to Boro’s 11 in this fixture.
Up to and including that December 1938 victory, the Bees have won four times against Boro in The Football League.
Marinus Dijkhuizen's Brentford go into the latest meeting between these two after only one triumph so far this term.
That came on 15th August when they saw off Bristol City 4-2 and, since then, they’ve lost twice and drawn to lie 18th in the Sky Bet Championship.
Boro, meanwhile, look to have hit form. They were unbeaten in their first three, drawing two, before losing to Bristol City.
They’ve reacted well, however, and have won their two games since, including last time out against Milton Keynes Dons to sit third.
Goalkeeper David Button is set to make his 100th league and cup appearance for Brentford on Tuesday, after defender Jake Bidwell made his 150th Football League outing for the Bees at the weekend.
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