Friday, June 25, 2021

Prediction: Brentford vs Swansea City

Prediction: Brentford to win 2-0

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Brentford and Swansea City will face each other in the Championship playoff final this weekend. The winners will clinch the third and final promotion spot to the Premier League for the 2021-22 season. The match is slated to kick off at 3pm UK time at the Wembley Stadium in London and promises to be a cracking game of football.

Brentford

Brentford finished third in the Championship table in the ‘regular’ season. The Bees ended up with 87 points from 46 matches, four points behind second-placed Watford, who, along with Norwich City, clinched the two automatic promotion spots.

The London club got the better of Bournemouth 3-2 on aggregate in the Championship playoff semi-finals. It was not without drama, though. Thomas Frank’s side lost the first leg 1-0 away from home and went 1-0 down in the second leg after just five minutes, before launching a comeback.

Team News:

Ivan Toney will lead the line as usual, while Pontus Jansson will be at the heart of a three-man central defence. Toney has scored 32 goals and provided 10 assists in 47 Championship games this season.

Swansea City

Swansea City finished fourth in the ‘regular’ season in the Championship. The Welsh club ended up with 80 points from 46 games and were never really in contention of an automatic promotion spot.

Steve Cooper’s side got the better of Barnsley 2-1 over two legs in the Championship playoff semi-final tie. The Swans won the first leg 1-0 away from home and then played out a 1-1 draw in the second leg at the Liberty Stadium.

Team News:

Freddie Woodman, on loan from Newcastle United, will stay in goal for the playoff final, while Andre Ayew will start on the right of a front three.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Brentford scored 79 goals in the Championship before the playoffs.
  • Swansea City scored 56 goals in the Championship before the playoffs.
  • Brentford conceded 42 goals in the Championship before the playoffs.
  • Swansea City conceded 39 goals in the Championship before the playoffs.
  • Brentford won against Swansea City in the Championship playoff semi-finals last season.

Conclusion

Brentford have one of the best squads in the Championship, and in Toney, they have arguably the best striker in the division. Although Swansea can sneak in a goal and then hold onto their lead, it is hard to see anything but a win for the Bees.

Prediction: Brentford to win 2-0

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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