Brentford vs Swansea City
England - Championship 2019-2020. Jul 29th.
PLAYOFFS

offense
defense
form

Closing odds - money line

-175
draw +416
+599

MATCH RESULT

Brentford vs Swansea City 3 - 1

Match events

  • 9'  yellow card icon  H. Dalsgaard
  • 11'  GOAL icon  O. Watkins [1 - 0] assist by M. Jensen
  • 15'  GOAL icon  E. Marcondes [2 - 0] assist by S. Benrahma
  • 46'  substitution icon  Y. Dhanda IN, J. Fulton OUT
  • 46'  substitution icon  B. Cabango IN, M. van der Hoorn OUT
  • 46'  GOAL icon  B. Mbeumo [3 - 0] assist by R. Henry
  • 54'  yellow card icon  B. Cabango
  • 75'  yellow card icon  Y. Dhanda
  • 76'  substitution icon  S. Canos IN, B. Mbeumo OUT
  • 77'  substitution icon  J. Da Silva IN, E. Marcondes OUT
  • 77'  substitution icon  B. Celina IN, K. Naughton OUT
  • 78'  GOAL icon  R. Brewster [3 - 1]
  • 82'  yellow card icon  A. Ayew
  • 83'  yellow card icon  S. Benrahma
  • 90'  yellow card icon  C. Roberts
  • 90'  yellow card icon  Frank T.

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MATCH PREVIEW

One Last Chance for the Bees

There are times when a bad run of form comes along at the worst possible moment. That's the situation Brentford find themselves in at present. Three defeats in a row have been suffered and now comes one last chance for them to stay in the Championship promotion race. They host Swansea City in the semi-final second leg, trailing 1-0 from the first leg.

Brentford had won eight straight games and automatic promotion was a strong possibility. Just two points from their final couple of fixtures would have seen them promoted to the Premier League. Both were against sides struggling to avoid relegation but Brentford lost to Stoke City and then Barnsley. Into the play-offs they went and the first leg away to Swansea looked as if it was heading for a welcome goalless draw.

Nine minutes from time, Swansea took the lead and held onto it for a 1-0 win. Another blow for Brentford was the sending off of defender Rico Henry who will miss this second leg. Brentford were the top goalscorers in the Championship with 80 goals, 44 of them at home. They will need to rediscover their scoring touch with only one goal scored in the last three matches.

Top scorer Ollie Watkins hasn't scored in the last three games. Said Benrahma hit six goals in three matches earlier this month but none in the four that have followed. They must be due a goal and bets on them to score in this match could well be winners.

Five home league games in a row had been won with only one goal conceded before that loss to Barnsley. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven home matches, a stat that may well come up in this game. 

One Game Away from Wembley

While Brentford were confident of automatic promotion, Swansea City struggled to make the play-offs. Brentford have seen their form dip, Swansea have been getting results just at the right time. They won their last two league games and thanks to Nottingham Forest imploding on the last day, the Welsh side squeezed into sixth place.

Now they have to make the most of that and go into this second leg 1-0 up. Their dream of a Wembley final may well be achieved. Their last eight games have only seen one loss, that was to champions Leeds United. 

Some teams have struggled since the season resumed but not Swansea. Their problems all took place before lockdown. They won only one out of nine matches and slipped out of the top ten. Would that form have been turned around if the season had continued?

Away form isn't too much of a worry for Swansea with only one defeat in the last nine matches. Eight of those games saw them score a goal (possible final opponents Fulham kept them out) and both teams scored in seven. A bet on both Swansea and Brentford scoring in this match looks a likely winner. Further supporting evidence is the lack of away clean sheets that Swansea keep. Three were kept in their first four away leagues games but only three in the next 19.

Swansea are the form side going into this game. A double chance bet on them looks a decent one to make as they bid to make it all the way to the play-off final.

 

Closing odds:

Money line

-175 +416 +599

Spread

+205 [-1.00] -117
under

Totals

over
-102 [2.50] -111

Money Line Odds Movement

England - Championship 2019-2020 Standings (before this game was played)

Totals Home Away
Team Pts MP W D L GF GA W D L GF GA W D L GF GA
Leeds United logo
Leeds United
93 46 28 9 9 77 35 15 5 3 40 14 13 4 6 37 21
West Brom logo
West Brom
83 46 22 17 7 77 45 10 10 3 44 27 12 7 4 33 18
Brentford logo
Brentford
81 46 24 9 13 80 38 14 5 4 44 18 10 4 9 36 20
Fulham logo
Fulham
81 46 23 12 11 64 48 15 2 6 40 26 8 10 5 24 22
Cardiff City logo
Cardiff City
73 46 19 16 11 68 58 11 9 3 35 21 8 7 8 33 37
Nottingham Forest logo
Nottingham Forest
70 46 18 16 12 58 50 10 5 8 27 27 8 11 4 31 23
Swansea City logo
Swansea City
70 46 18 16 12 62 53 10 5 8 27 23 8 11 4 35 30
Millwall logo
Millwall
68 46 17 17 12 57 51 10 8 5 33 25 7 9 7 24 26
Preston logo
Preston
66 46 18 12 16 59 54 12 4 7 39 29 6 8 9 20 25
Derby County logo
Derby County
64 46 17 13 16 62 64 11 8 4 33 21 6 5 12 29 43
Blackburn Rovers logo
Blackburn Rovers
63 46 17 12 17 66 63 10 9 4 33 24 7 3 13 33 39
Bristol City logo
Bristol City
63 46 17 12 17 60 65 8 7 8 30 33 9 5 9 30 32
Wigan Athletic logo
Wigan Athletic
59 46 15 14 17 57 56 10 7 6 33 23 5 7 11 24 33
Queens Park Rangers logo
Queens Park Rangers
58 46 16 10 20 67 76 9 5 9 42 42 7 5 11 25 34
Reading logo
Reading
56 46 15 11 20 59 58 7 4 12 26 34 8 7 8 33 24
Stoke City logo
Stoke City
56 46 16 8 22 62 68 11 3 9 36 26 5 5 13 26 42
Sheffield Wednesday logo
Sheffield Wednesday
56 46 15 11 20 58 66 7 7 9 19 30 8 4 11 39 36
Middlesbrough logo
Middlesbrough
53 46 13 14 19 48 61 6 8 9 20 29 7 6 10 28 32
Luton Town logo
Luton Town
51 46 14 9 23 54 82 8 7 8 33 37 6 2 15 21 45
Huddersfield Town logo
Huddersfield Town
51 46 13 12 21 52 70 8 6 9 26 30 5 6 12 26 40
Birmingham City logo
Birmingham City
50 46 12 14 20 54 75 6 7 10 33 42 6 7 10 21 33
Barnsley logo
Barnsley
49 46 12 13 21 49 69 7 9 7 29 33 5 4 14 20 36
Charlton Athletic logo
Charlton Athletic
48 46 12 12 22 50 65 8 6 9 28 27 4 6 13 22 38
Hull City logo
Hull City
45 46 12 9 25 57 87 7 3 13 29 37 5 6 12 28 50

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