Wembley Stadium will host yet another exciting and interesting match as Brentford face Swansea City in the English Championship playoffs final this Saturday with kickoff at 17:00.
English Championship playoffs final is one of the great occasions in the season and often referred to as the ‘rich football’ and the presence of fans at Wembley will make no less tense in London.
Brentford head into the finals after a dramatic comeback of 3-1 win over a ten-man Bournemouth in the semifinals last weekend. Bournemouth were leading with a 1-0 from the first leg and also went ahead in the second leg before they imploded and Bees took the advantage to salvage the win and will surely boost their confidence in the finals.
Swansea City on the other hand qualified for the final by drawing 1-1 at home against Barnsley after a 0-1 win in the first leg. Swansea City will be looking to revenge after they were knocked out of the last season’s playoff by Brentford in the semifinals.
Both teams are desperate for a win in as Brentford haven’t been in the Premier League since 1947 and have the worst record in the English Championship playoffs as they have lost nine finals in this tournament. Therefore, they will be desperate for a promotion this time.
Meanwhile Swansea City were in the Premier League for seven seasons before they were relegated three years ago and have always been desperate for a return ever since and playing against Brentford in the finals gives them the chance for the promotion they have been longing for.
Brentford vs Swansea City head to head
Both teams have played in 16 matches against each other with Swansea taking 9 victories whereas Brentford have only managed 4 victories while 3 encounters ended in a draw. Take a look at their past 5 head to head match results;
- Swansea 1-1 Brentford Jan 27, 2021
- Brentford 1-1 Swansea Nov 3, 2020
- Brentford 3-1 Swansea Jul 29, 2020
- Swansea 1-0 Brentford Jul 26, 2020
- Brentford 3-1 Swansea Dec 26, 2019
- Brentford 3-1 Bournemouth
- Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford
- Bristol City 1-3 Brentford
- Brentford 2-0 Watford
- Brentford 1-0 Rotherham
- Swansea 1-1 Barnsley
- Barnsley 0-1 Swansea
- Watford 2-0 Swansea
- Swansea 2-1 Derby County
- Reading 2-2 Swansea
Brentford team news
Brentford will have the services of Rico Henry and Christian Norgaard after they both missed out on the Saturday’s second leg win over Bournemouth. However, they will miss the services of Josh Dasilva who remains out due to injuries.
Swansea City team news
Swansea might miss the services of Wayne Routledge due to an injury he acquired last weekend against Barnsley.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance
- Brentford win
- Goals under 2.5