The Championship finale day sets to bring a set of emotions and tense moments for the sides. One match that will impact the future of the sides in the league is when Brentford takes on Barnsley at Griffin Park. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 9:30 pm.
The hopes for automatic promotion to the Premier League is out of the hands of Brentford. The side will be looking forward to side to share spoils or a loss when they face off against struggling Queen Park Rangers.
The side has a flawless return since the restart managing to climb up the rankings. However, the side came to a shocking 1-0 defeat to the Potters. The loss saw the side lost out on a chance to close in on the gap with side West Brom. It also marked the end of a thrilling eight-match winning streak by the side.
The side is currently third on the table with 81 points and one point behind second-placed West Brom. Even if the result does not go their way, the side has secured a slot in the championship playoffs.
Barnsley will be battling for their stay on top of the league with league one near the horizon. A loss this Wednesday will further push the side down the rankings. The game is also dependent on how other lower sides teams fair on.
Brentford vs. Barnsley Head to Head
Both sides have six games against each other with both sides taking home two wins and sharing two draws. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Stoke City 1-0 Brentford
Brentford 1-0 Preston North End
Derby County 1-3 Brentford
Brentford 2-1 Charlton Athletic
Barnsley 1-0 Nottingham
Leeds 1-0 Barnsley
Barnsley 0-0 Wigan
Luton 1-1 Barnsley
Stoke City 4-0 Barnsley
Brentford Team News
Frank kept a few changes in their loss to the Potters only bringing in Josh Da Silva and Emiliano Marcondez. Winger Said Benrahma is one goal short of having 50 goals involved in the championship and a new personal record. Another boost for the side includes Shandon Baptiste who served a three-match ban.
Barnsley Team News
The side will receive major boosts ahead of the clash with the returning Luke Thomas and Marcel Ritzmaier. A major doubt for the clash is the prospect of Cauley Woodrow who has fallen down the pecking order for the side.
Prediction and Odds
Brentford will be highly likely to finish strongly with playoffs in their sight but also automatic promotion near their grasp.
Goals Over 2.5
Benrahma to Score