The FA Cup continues with Barnet v Brentford live on Monday night. Non-league Barnet will be looking to cause an upset by knocking out Championship Brentford at The Hive.
Barnet v Brentford: Team News
Barnet will be without stalwart Mark Cousins in goal following his red card in their league match against Braintree last weekend. But former West Ham player and summer signing Rihards Matrevics is likely to make his first start to replace him.
Brentford remain without Emiliano Marcondes (ankle) and Lewis MacLeod (hamstring) but changes are likely to be made as The Bee’s look to brush straight past their non-league opponents.
Barnet v Brentford: Match Stats
- Brentford won the only previous FA Cup meeting between these sides, beating Barnet 3-1 at Griffin Park in November 1925.
- Barnet have avoided defeat in just four of last 13 meetings since last winning this fixture 6-3 in December 1991, which remains their only win over Brentford to this day (D4, L9).
- Brentford have only reached the fifth round twice this century in consecutive seasons of 2004-05 and 2005-06, beating North East opposition in Hartlepool and Sunderland on both occasions.
Barnet suffered a 4-0 loss at Braintree last time out, which included the sending off of their goalkeeper. But, before that, they were unbeaten in their four matches in 2019.
Top goalscorer Wesley Fonguck will be looking to impress in front of the cameras, but he’s yet to score in The FA Cup. Ever present Charlee Adams will want to make his mark on the game as well.
The Bee’s are unbeaten since 15th December in the Championship, and will be looking to take that form into this match. They beat Oxford United 1-0 in the last round to set up this tie.
Top goalscorer Neal Maupay has attracted interested from some of the top Championship clubs, with reports saying he could cost Aston Villa nearly £16m. His partnership with Mohamed Said Benrahma has been one to keep an eye on this season, and it will be interesting to see how it develops in this match.