Friday, June 25, 2021

Brentford 10/11 to beat Swansea in Saturday’s Championship play-off final

Competition: Championship play-off final

Market: Brentford win

Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport

With one spot in the Premier League up for grabs, Brentford will travel across the capital when they meet Swansea at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the temporary hosts, despite suffering that 1-0 loss on the South Coast for their first-leg showdown against Bournemouth last week, The Bees certainly rallied over the weekend. Eventually landing themselves a thumping 3-1 win against The Cherries in what was an action-packed meeting in West London, Thomas Frank’s side are desperate to finish off the job this time around. Falling at the final hurdle against local rivals Fulham at Wembley last year, Brentford have enjoyed an eye-catching end to the season. Rightfully tipped as the leading contender heading into Saturday’s finale, they also have one leading marksman who has continued to break records this year. Once again finding the net against Bournemouth last weekend, Ivan Toney racked up 32 Championship strikes this season and romped his way to the Golden Boot.

As for Swansea, while they might have eventually snatched a 2-1 aggregate win against surprise package Barnsley last week, The Whites were asked a string of questions. With a 1-1 draw in South Wales enough to book their trip to Wembley on Saturday afternoon, Head Coach Steve Cooper has seen his squad show some signs of fatigue at the back end of the campaign. Limping over the finishing line by winning just one of their last five regular-season matchups, The Swans have also mustered just a pair of wins from any of their last seven outings. Crashing out of last year’s play-offs at the hands of Brentford in the semi-finals, we’re backing The Bees to secure a maiden Premier League campaign this weekend.

Bet: Brentford 10/11 to beat Swansea in Saturday’s Championship play-off final @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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