Brentford vs Swansea – Championship Playoff
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (London).
First Leg: Swansea 1:0 Brentford
Brentford got into the playoffs after a hassle, and it was seen in their poor performance in the first leg. They struggled to pick themselves up from their dip in form in the league schedule.
Swansea had made a last-minute run to the Championship play-offs and that to on the back of massive wins in their schedule. Their confidence was reflected in the first leg, giving them a breathing space.
Brentford vs Swansea Match preview
Including the loss in the first leg, Brentford is on a three-game losing streak in the schedule. Two of their recent three losses have come on the road and have seen them giving away clean sheets.
The 1-2 loss at home against Barnsley before the play-offs was nearly the nail in the coffin for Thomas Frank and his men in their overall form in the schedule.
To his comfort, it was their only loss within the last nine home matches since February this year.
Despite all struggles, they finished third in the Championship with a decent home record of just 4 losses from their 23 home matches in the campaign so far.
Swansea was 11 points behind the host in the league table this season, and they finished at the last spot in the promotion zone after a 1-4 win on the road against Reading in their last league clash.
The Swans had only 4 losses in their 23 away fixtures in the league overall, but they had more draws on the road than wins showing the slight advantage that the host will receive in the clash.
Brentford vs Swansea Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for the Swans.
- Only one of their recent four fixtures saw both teams score.
- Each team has three wins in the seven clashes at this venue.
- The teams have combined an average of 3 goals per match here.
Brentford vs Swansea Prediction
Swansea is in front with a narrow one-goal lead from the first leg of the Semi-Finals. But when the Swans come to visit Brentford, it’s a whole different story in the league. Despite the visitor having chances to qualify, the Bees will be the favorites to win here in ninety minutes.
The Welsh Gaffer turned his players into a powerful side by the end of the regular season and squeaked into the play-offs. They hosted the first leg with high hopes, but Steve Cooper knows that playing away is not a simple task.
The Bees can assure their fans a win at home, but it will be hard for Thomas Frank to pick up his teams from the back-to-back losses in their schedule. The Swans will not be eager to go after the ball in the game, considering even a draw will put them through to the finals in the Championship this season.
The home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the semi-finals, considering the home team taking more control of the game. Since the match will be more defensive from the leading side, under 3.5 goals will probably fit the most suitable tip from the goals area.
Brentford vs Swansea Betting tips
Brentford to win @ 1.66 (4/6).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).