Lineups

Brentford

( 4-3-3 )

  • 1. David Raya

  • 3. R. Henry

  • 22. H. Dalsgaard Yellow Card

  • 5. E. Pinnock

  • 18. P. Jansson

  • 9. E. Marcondes Goal

    77'
  • 8. M. Jensen

  • 6. C. Nørgaard

  • 11. O. Watkins Goal

  • 19. B. Mbeumo Goal

    76'
  • 10. S. Benrahma Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 28. L. Daniels

  • 35. M. Rasmussen

  • 19. J. Jeanvier

  • 7. Sergi Canós

    76'
  • 24. T. Fosu

  • 31. J. Žambůrek

  • 21. H. Dervişoğlu

  • 16. J. Valencia

  • 14. J. Dasilva

    77'

England - Championship Playoff

9' H. Dalsgaard 9' Yellow Card 9'  H. Dalsgaard 54' B. Cabango 54' Yellow Card 54'  B. Cabango 75' Y. Dhanda 75' Yellow Card 75'  Y. Dhanda 82' A. Ayew 82' Yellow Card 82'  A. Ayew 83' S. Benrahma 83' Yellow Card 83'  S. Benrahma 90' C. Roberts 90' Yellow Card 90'  C. Roberts 11' O. Watkins 11' Goal 11'   Watkins O. Watkins 15' E. Marcondes 15' Goal 15'   Marcondes E. Marcondes 46' B. Mbeumo 46' Goal 46'   Mbeumo B. Mbeumo 78' R. Brewster 78' Goal 78'   Brewster R. Brewster
Brentford

Brentford

3 - 1

Swansea City

Swansea City

  • 11
    1 - 0
  • 15
    2 - 0
  • HT
    2 - 0
  • 46
    3 - 0
  • 78'
    3 - 1
  • Date: 29/07/2020
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Griffin Park
  • Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Championship Play-Off Betting Preview: Brentford v Swansea

Date published: 7/28/2020 5:31:57 PM

Championship Play-Off Betting Preview: Brentford v Swansea

Brentford are looking to overcome a one-goal deficit in the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final against Swansea in the last-ever match at Griffin Park.

Andre Ayew’s superb strike was the difference between these two sides at the Liberty Stadium at the weekend, with Swansea’s momentum telling out, coming into the clash off the back of a remarkable last-ditch push into the top six, leapfrogging Nottingham Forest with a remarkable five-goal swing of goal difference after a sensational 4-1 win at Reading. 

 

Brentford, meanwhile, won seven in a row (six post-lockdown) to keep the pressure on Leeds and Brentford in the top two - but when they finally had an opportunity to break into the top two positions, they choked. A win in either of their final two matches would have seen them promoted automatically but they instead contrived to lose 1-0 to Stoke and 2-1 to relegation-battlers Barnsley. 

 

Ollie Watkins is still fighting to finish with the Championship’s golden boot in what’s turned out to be an extended race with Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic. He’s one behind the Serbian international with 25 goals scored in the regular campaign, including two in his last five. You can back him to score at 1/1 anytime here.

 

But his team-mate Said Benrahma has more Championship goals than any other player post-lockdown with seven in his last ten appearances. He’s 7/4 to score anytime here, while Swansea forward Ayew is 3/1 to repeat his first-leg trick and get on the scoresheet once again here - he’s already up to a career-best 16 goals. 

 

We recommend backing Brentford for the win here, given their form up until recently and their strength at both ends of the pitch. 

 

They’re just 3/5 for a win in 90 minutes and 19/20 to qualify on the night. We recommend a tight low-scoring encounter here; 1-0 to the hosts is priced at 6/1, which is worth considering given Brentford’s ability to keep clean sheets. 

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

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Simulation

Swansea City vs Brentford

There is a 33.1% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Brentford, at 50.7%, are heavy favorites to beat Swansea City who have a 16.2% chance.
In simulation wins, Swansea City upsets Brentford by averaging 6.5 shots and 2.5 shots on goal.
They average 1.5 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Brentford 1.1 to Swansea City 0.5.

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Match Information

  • Championship Playoff
  • Round 1/2
  • Griffin Park
  • Chris Kavanagh
  • 29 Jul, 19:45

Predictions

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First Goalscorer - Ollie Watkins

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
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Recent Head-to-Head Results

29-Jul-2020
Brentford 3-1 Swansea City
26-Jul-2020
Swansea City 1-0 Brentford
26-Dec-2019
Brentford 3-1 Swansea City
22-Oct-2019
Swansea City 0-3 Brentford
02-Apr-2019
Swansea City 3-0 Brentford
17-Feb-2019
Swansea City 4-1 Brentford
08-Dec-2018
Brentford 2-3 Swansea City

Brentford Last 5 Games

16/09/2020
Southampton 0-2 Brentford
W
12/09/2020
Birmingham City 1-0 Brentford
L
06/09/2020
Brentford 4-2 Wycombe Wanderers
W
01/09/2020
Brentford 2-2 Oxford United
D
29/08/2020
West Ham United 2-1 Brentford
L

Swansea City Last 5 Games

12/09/2020
Preston North End 0-1 Swansea City
W
05/09/2020
Newport County 2-0 Swansea City
L
01/09/2020
Swansea City 2-1 Forest Green Rovers
W
29/07/2020
Brentford 3-1 Swansea City
L
26/07/2020
Swansea City 1-0 Brentford
W

Lineups

Brentford
(4-3-3)
Swansea City
(3-4-1-2)
  • 1. David Raya

  • 3. R. Henry

  • 22. H. Dalsgaard Yellow Card

  • 5. E. Pinnock

  • 18. P. Jansson

  • 9. E. Marcondes Goal

    77'
  • 8. M. Jensen

  • 6. C. Nørgaard

  • 11. O. Watkins Goal

  • 19. B. Mbeumo Goal

    76'
  • 10. S. Benrahma Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 28. L. Daniels

  • 35. M. Rasmussen

  • 19. J. Jeanvier

  • 7. Sergi Canós

    76'
  • 24. T. Fosu

  • 31. J. Žambůrek

  • 21. H. Dervişoğlu

  • 16. J. Valencia

  • 14. J. Dasilva

    77'
  • 1. E. Mulder

  • 26. K. Naughton

    77'
  • 5. M. van der Hoorn

    46'
  • 5. M. Guehi

  • 23. C. Roberts Yellow Card

  • 24. J. Bidwell

  • 6. J. Fulton

    46'
  • 8. M. Grimes

  • 33. C. Gallagher

  • 10. A. Ayew Yellow Card

  • 0. R. Brewster Goal

Substitutes

  • 27. J. Gould

  • 44. B. Cabango Yellow Card

    46'
  • 0. T. Rushesha

  • 12. N. Dyer

  • 18. A. Kalulu

  • 0. J. Garrick

  • 10. B. Celina

    77'
  • 21. Y. Dhanda Yellow Card

    46'
  • 20. L. Cullen

Live Match Stats

Brentford Brentford
Swansea City Swansea City
3
Corners
3
5
Shots On Target
5
44
Possession
56
2
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
0
11
Shots Off Target
2
97
Attacks
136
45
Dangerous
63

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Results

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Brentford v Swansea City

    Brentford reach play-off final

    Date published: 7/30/2020 4:37:22 PM

    Brentford reach play-off final

    Brentford reignited their bid to reach the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Swansea to reach the play-off final.

    The Bees overturned Swansea’s one-goal lead from the first leg within the first 15 minutes through goals from Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Marcondes.

    Bryan Mbeumo added the third just after half-time and, despite Rhian Brewster pulling one back the Bees, who last week blew their chance of going up automatically, took a big step towards redemption.

    Seven straight wins after lockdown had left promotion tantalisingly within Brentford’s grasp, before successive defeats by Stoke and Barnsley consigned them to the play-offs.

    That mini implosion set up one, final, dramatic match at Griffin Park, their home for 116 years, before next season’s move to a new 17,250-capacity ground.

    They were able to bid farewell in style and a memorable victory means the Brentford Community Stadium could still be hosting top-flight football in September, with the Bees attempting to become the 50th different team to play in the Premier League.

    Thomas Frank’s side will now head to Wembley on Tuesday for a £170million showdown with Cardiff or, more likely, their west London neighbours Fulham.

    Swansea, who had finished 11 points behind the Bees having gatecrashed the play-offs with an unlikely six-goal swing on the final day, saw their first-leg advantage wiped out after 11 minutes.

    Brentford broke quickly from a Swansea free-kick near the corner flag, goalkeeper David Raya catching Matt Grimes’ cross and immediately hurling the ball to Mathias Jensen.

    The Danish midfielder came up with one of the passes of the season, inch-perfect through the backpedalling Swansea defence where Watkins was racing towards goal, the striker nervelessly firing past Mulder into the corner.

    Four minutes later Brentford had their second and the tie had been turned on its head.

    Once again Jensen started the move, finding Said Benrahma who lifted the ball on to the head of Marcondes to guide home.

    Raya made a fine save to deny Conor Gallagher as Swansea attempted to hit straight back, but seconds later Brentford almost had a third with Benrahma striking the foot of the near post.

    Suddenly the Bees were looking like the side who were sweeping all-comers aside post-lockdown, with their ‘BMW’ strikeforce Benrahma, Mbeumo and Watkins back at full throttle.

    They grabbed a third a minute into the second half when Rico Henry, whose red card in the first leg was overturned on appeal, crossed for Mbeumo to volley home.

    Swansea halved the deficit when a mistake by Pontus Jansson allowed Brewster to lob Raya with 12 minutes left, but this time Brentford did not choke.

    Swansea could not find another to force extra time, and instead it was Brentford who almost added a fourth when Benrahma clipped the crossbar.

    Griffin Park, with it’s terracing at one end and a pub on every corner, would have been absolutely bouncing had fans been present.

    Those absent supporters will have to content themselves with the fact that when they are allowed back, it will be in a shiny new stadium and, maybe, they will be watching their team in the top division for the first time since 1947.

    Watch Match Highlights - Brentford 3 - 1 Swansea City

    Lineups

    Swansea City

    ( 3-4-1-2 )

    • 1. E. Mulder

    • 26. K. Naughton

      77'
    • 5. M. van der Hoorn

      46'
    • 5. M. Guehi

    • 23. C. Roberts Yellow Card

    • 24. J. Bidwell

    • 6. J. Fulton

      46'
    • 8. M. Grimes

    • 33. C. Gallagher

    • 10. A. Ayew Yellow Card

    • 0. R. Brewster Goal

    Substitutes

    • 27. J. Gould

    • 44. B. Cabango Yellow Card

      46'
    • 0. T. Rushesha

    • 12. N. Dyer

    • 18. A. Kalulu

    • 0. J. Garrick

    • 10. B. Celina

      77'
    • 21. Y. Dhanda Yellow Card

      46'
    • 20. L. Cullen