Brentford vs. Fulham @ Griffin Park
Friday 21 November @ 7.45pm
Fulham will look to stretch their unbeaten Championship run to seven games as they travel to Brentford in the West London derby this evening.
The Cottagers, in 17th place, are in fine form and head into the game on the back of a 3-1 victory at home to Huddersfield Town before the international break.
Fulham have yet to lose in the league since the appointment of Kit Symons as permanent boss in October and are boosted by the news that keeper Marcus Bettinelli has been passed fit for the trip to Griffin Park.
The England U21 international was sent home from international duty due to a thumb problem but Symons confirmed Bettinelli has been given the all clear.
Defenders Fernando Amorebieta (knee) and Tim Hoogland (pelvis) could return from injury as the Lilywhites look to address their defensive concerns having conceded 14 goals in their last six games.
Striker Adam Taggart is still struggling with a long-term groin issue, but Ross McCormack, who scored the only goal as Fulham beat Brentford in the League Cup earlier this season, is set to continue his partnership with Hugo Rodallega up front.
Meanwhile Brentford welcome their West London neighbours following three consecutive victories which have seen them climb into the playoff places in their first season back in the Championship.
Boss Mark Warburton could stick with the same starting XI which won 3-2 at Millwall a fortnight ago, while midfielder Jonathan Douglas is available after suspension.
Striker Andre Gray has scored four goals in his last three games and will likely lead the line once again supported by Spurs loanee Alex Pritchard from midfield.
Referee: David Coote
Star man: Ross McCormack
Danger man: Andre Gray
Last time they met: Brentford 0 Fulham 1, Capital One Cup Second Round, August 26 2014
Picture courtesy of Jack Tanner, with thanks
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