Two promotion seeking rivals lock horns this week in the Championship as Swansea City welcome Brentford at Liberty Stadium. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 10 pm.
Swansea currently sits sixth on the table after registering four wins in their last five matches in Championship fixtures. On the other hand, Brentford is currently unbeaten in 16 matches in the second tier.
When Swansea decided to cash in on Joe Roon; manager Steve Cooper had natural fears over the club’s future. There earlier incidences when the club was suffering from balancing the books.
However, Steve Cooper continues to work wonders at Liberty Stadium, following 13 points from five games in the Championship with a 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fifth round.
Their eyes remain on a promotion bid but face tough competition from other sides in the rankings such as their South Wales rivals this Wednesday. However, an impressive performance against Forest is enough motivation for Cooper.
Everything seems to be going well for Cooper but knows that a quick loss might turn around their fortunes.
On the other hand, Brentford remains disappointed after failing to pick wins from Leicester City and Tottenham. After a troubled start to the league, Frank is getting things back on track while on the brink of an automatic promotion bid with a game in hand.
Swansea City vs Brentford Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other with Swansea City takes home six wins while Brentford has three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Swansea City 5-1 Nottingham Forest
Barnsley 0-2 Swansea City
Stevenage 0-2 Swansea City
Swansea City 2-1 Watford
Swansea City 0-0 Reading
Brentford 1-3 Leicester City
Brentford 1-0 Luton Town
Tottenham 2-0 Brentford
Brentford 2-1 Bournemouth
Cardiff City 2-3 Brentford
Swansea City Team News
There are massive returns to the starting XI this Wednesday with Ben Cabango, Jay Fulton, Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew expected to return to the starting lineup. Korey Smith is more likely to keep his spot in the three-person midfield.
Brentford Team News
Frank will not call upon Ivan Toney who missed out on Leicester’s FA Cup defeat due to suspension. Goalkeeper David Raya is more likely to start between the sticks. Other players are looking more likely to start to include Henrik Dalsgaard, Rico Henry and Mathias Jensen.
Prediction and Odds
Swansea is currently in good form especially from their last five appearances but faces an unbeaten Brentford side.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5