Brentford v Fulham preview
Last Updated: 01/12/17 1:27pm
Brentford forward Neal Maupay is suspended for the west London derby against Fulham.
The Frenchman serves a one-match ban after he was booked during the 2-2 draw with their other local rivals QPR on Monday night. Florian Jozefzoon could also miss out after he limped off injured at Loftus Road. Henrik Dalsgaard remains a doubt with a heel injury while Alan Judge (leg) and Rico Henry (knee) are still out.
Fulham should be able to welcome back Tim Ream and Kevin McDonald. Defender Ream and midfielder McDonald both missed last weekend's 1-0 win over Millwall through injury but hope to return.
However, winger Floyd Ayite is facing a few weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon is still recovering from a broken leg.
None of the last 14 matches between the sides in all competitions at Griffin Park have ended as draws - both sides have seven wins apiece in those games.
The Cottagers have won one of their last six league matches against Brentford (D2 L3), with that victory coming at Griffin Park last season.
Brentford have lost one of their last 21 home league matches in December (W13 D7), a 4-2 defeat to Ipswich on Boxing Day in 2014.
Fulham's 5-4 win over Sheffield United in their last away Championship match was their highest scoring league match for 24 years, since losing 6-4 at Exeter City in November 1993.
Brentford (18) have lost more points from winning positions in the Championship this season than any other team.
Ryan Sessegnon's hat-trick against Sheffield United was the first by a player aged 17 in the Championship since February 2011, when Connor Wickham scored one against Doncaster for Ipswich.
We had some fantastic drama in one west London derby on Monday night, so why not have another just around the corner? It will be interesting to see Brentford react after that late collapse against QPR.
Fulham have put together a couple of wins in a row for the first time in a while, but I think that mini-resurgence comes to an end here.
David Prutton predicts: 1-0 (11/1 with Sky Bet)