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Swansea vs Brentford Championship Play-Off Preview (26.07.2020)

  • Written by David Bet
It was a thrilling finale to the Championship on Wednesday night as Swansea secured their place in the play-offs in emphatic style, with a 4-1 win away at Reading.

That placed them in the final play-off position, setting up a tie with third placed Brentford, who narrowly missed out on automatic promotion. But who will seal their place in the final and take one step closer to the Premier League? Discover all you need to know about this exciting play-off tie…

When is Swansea vs Brentford? 

As usual, the play-offs will be played over two legs, with the Championship Play-Off Final taking place on Tuesday August 4.

The first game between the Swans and Brentford will be at the Liberty Stadium, with Brentford enjoying the second leg on home turf. The dates for the games can be found below:

  • Sunday July 26, 2020, 6.30pm: Swansea City v Brentford
  • Wednesday July 29, 2020, 7.45pm: Brentford v Swansea City

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Who Is Favourite to Qualify for the Play-Off Final? 

Brentford are the favourites to seal promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs with Betvictor pricing them at 6/4. Swansea can be backed at 9/2 and go into the first game with the Bees as underdogs despite the home advantage.

Paddy Power are pricing them at 11/5 despite home advantage in the first leg, with Brentford 6/5. The visiting side have lost their last two though, while Swansea come into the play-offs as one of the form sides, having confirmed their spot on the final day of the season.

The draw can be backed at 9/4, but fans will be weary, with Brentford having fired three past their opponents twice this season.

Head-to-Head This Season  

Brentford have won both games against Swansea this season, and comfortably too. Last time at the Liberty, the game finished 3-0 to Brentford, although we expect a much tighter fixture this time out.

Brentford’s home game against the South Wales club finished 3-1, and it’s difficult to see the Swans being able to deal with the firepower of Thomas Frank’s men.

Ollie Watkins scored twice against Swansea last time out in the 3-1 at Griffin Park and he’ll be the one to watch once again having bagged 25 goals this season.

Bryan Mbeumo also caused Swansea multiple problems in their Championship fixtures earlier in the season, and they’ll be desperate to keep it tight in the opening fixture.

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Our Swansea v Brentford Predictions 

Brentford have been within touching distance of automatic promotion all season and it’s difficult to see anything but a Brentford win. Swansea’s recent form makes it an interesting encounter, but we expect Frank to pick up a positive result at the Liberty Stadium, and see the game out at Griffin Park.

Our punt would be a Brentford win and both teams to score in the opener, priced at 18/5 with BetVictor, before a much more comfortable second leg for the side.

Our picks:

  • Bet365 Betting BonusMatch Result
    Brentford to win
    13/10Bet
  • Genting Betting BonusCorrect Score
    Brentford 2-1
    17/2Bet
  • BetVictor Betting BonusMatch Result & Both Team To Score
    Brentford to win & BTTS
    18/5Bet
  • Betfred Betting BonusHalf-Time / Full-Time
    Draw / Brentford
    5/1Bet

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