Swansea vs Brentford
England – Championship Play Offs
Date: Sunday, 26 July 2020
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium.
The Swans will be planning to take a considerable lead in this home leg, but they know how strong Brentford are on their home ground, so a lead would help them put pressure on the opposition in the second leg.
But with an average home season, it is easier said than done for the hosts.
The visitors could have attained direct promotion to the Premier League. But the two consecutive defeats meant that they fell two points short of the second place.
The Bees team faded in the last two games against teams like Barnsley and Stoke who are way below them in the table.
Swansea vs Brentford: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Bees are on a two-match win streak against this opposition.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in all of their five previous competitive meetings.
- The hosts have four wins and a defeat in five recent head to head games at this ground.
- Three of those latest clashes here also had more than 2.5 goals in total.
Swansea vs Brentford: Prediction
The home side has won half of their last ten Championship games. They have lost to teams like Leeds, Luton Town, and Derby County. All five of those wins were narrow escapes as most of those were won by a margin of one goal.
At the same time, the defeat against Stoke was their first defeat after three back to back wins. With the away team also winning this fixture in the regular season by three goals, they have the upper hand in this one.
The Bees tend to switch off in defense in the recent games. Even though they enjoyed the majority of ball possession they conceded at the last minute against Barnsley.
Now, the Swans are on on an excellent scoring form and only failed to score against champions Leeds, in their last seven home matches. So I am backing the visitors to win with both teams netting goals.
Swansea vs Brentford: Betting Tips
The away team to win @ 1.57 (4/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).