By Mark Smith

6th Jul, 2020 | 9:00pm

Lee Bowyer makes Leeds comparison as Brentford make late run for top-two

Lee Bowyer has compared Brentford to Leeds United as his Charlton Athletic side prepare to face the Bees on Tuesday evening.

Brentford welcome their London rivals to Griffin Park knowing that a win will see them go to within three points of the table-topping Whites.

Leeds play last this week, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side having to wait until Thursday evening to entertain Stoke City at Elland Road.

Bowyer has openly praised Leeds as one of the best in the Championship, and recently compared Brentford to his former side.

“They are a very, very good side,” he told London News Online.

“I would now put them up there alongside Leeds.

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“I went to the Wigan game to watch them live and they are very good – their movement is very good, they are very clinical and in the final third they have got people who can hurt you left, right and centre.”

Brentford are certainly the team to watch in the Championship, with the Londoners having won all four games since the restart.

Should Leeds lose against Stoke on Thursday, the worst-case scenario would see them travel to Swansea on Sunday afternoon outside of the automatic promotion spots.

We don’t see that happening and expect our lads to do the business effectively against the Potters. Nate Silver also backs the Whites, claiming they have a 62% chance of picking up three points, compared to Stoke who only stand a 14% chance [FiveThirtyEight].

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