Swansea vs Brentford
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
Derby of the Matchday in the Championship will be played on Wednesday evening at Liberty Stadium where second-placed Swansea will host the fourth-placed Brentford.
Both teams have been flying high in the recent weeks and we have all ingredients for a spectacular evening of football in Wales.
Both Steve Cooper and Thomas Frank decided to give rest to some of their key players in the weekend’s FA Cup fixtures, obviously having this super-important tie in their mind.
The Swans will enter the game in a somewhat higher spirits after putting as many as five goals past Nottingham Forest on Saturday. The achievement is greater if we know the team’s top two scorers were benched on the occasion.
Jamal Lowe did come on after just 20 minutes to substitute injured Wayne Routledge, but Andre Ayew did not feature at all. The Ghanaian striker is expected to lead the line on Wednesday and he will no doubts be the main threat to Brentford’s goal. You can back him to score anytime at the odds of 2.87.
Swansea vs Brentford Head-to-head
Swansea have been the more successful team in the history of this match-up. They won 9, drew 2, and lost just 2 of 13 home meetings with the Bees.
The teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they last met in early-November.
Both teams scored in three of the last four head to head meetings.
Swansea vs Brentford Prediction
The Swans won four on the spin in all competitions netting at least two goals in each of the matches in the process. They have bagged as many as nine goals in the last three wins, shipping no more than one goal at the opposite end along the way. Steve Cooper’s men have generally been very tough to break down lately, allowing just two goals in the last seven matches across competitions.
The Bees won four on the trot in the league. They kept a clean sheet in the previous league fixture against Luton Town (a 1-0 victory). They have the joint-top scorer in the entire competition in their ranks. Ivan Toney is expected to be back with the team after serving a one-match ban in the aforementioned FA Cup loss to Leicester City on Sunday. We would not be surprised to see another 1-1 draw between these two in-form outfits here.
Swansea vs Brentford Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.25
Both Teams To Score @ 1.90.