Swansea City vs Brentford
England - Championship 2019-2020. Jul 26th.
PLAYOFFS

offense
defense
form

Closing odds - money line

+387
draw +339
+206

MATCH RESULT

Swansea City vs Brentford 1 - 0

Match events

  • 18'  yellow card icon  J. Bidwell
  • 45'  yellow card icon  M. Jensen
  • 47'  yellow card icon  H. Dalsgaard
  • 55'  yellow card icon  B. Cabango
  • 64'  missed penalty icon  A. Ayew
  • 66'  red card icon  R. Henry
  • 70'  substitution icon  M. Roerslev Rasmussen IN, J. Da Silva OUT
  • 70'  substitution icon  E. Marcondes IN, B. Mbeumo OUT
  • 78'  yellow card icon  R. Brewster
  • 82'  GOAL icon  A. Ayew [1 - 0] assist by J. Fulton
  • 85'  substitution icon  J. Valencia IN, S. Benrahma OUT
  • 85'  substitution icon  S. Baptiste IN, M. Jensen OUT
  • 90'  yellow card icon  C. Norgaard

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MATCH PREVIEW

An Unexpected Opportunity

With just 24 minutes left of their game at Reading on Wednesday, Swansea City looked to be missing out on the play-offs. They were drawing 1-1, while Nottingham Forest had the same score at home to Stoke City. Swansea didn;t just need to win, they had to see Forest lose and make up the goal difference deficit. Incredibly, Forest went on to lose 4-1 and Swansea won by the same scoreline. Against all the odds, the Welsh side finished sixth in the table and went into the play-offs.

Swansea ended the regular season in good form. Only one of their last seven games were lost and that was to champions Leeds United. Home form has been patchy though with only two wins from the last five played. They only scored in two of their last five home league fixtures. Four of those matches have had under 2.5 goals scored in them, a bet you should definitely be considering for this play-off semi-final first leg.

The Welsh side will be hoping for much better results in this two-legged game than in the regular season. They lost 3-0 at home to Brentford and 3-1 in the reverse fixture. Swansea have won ten home league games this season. Only four teams scored less home league goals than Swansea but only six conceded fewer than them.

Their confidence must have been given a great boost by the events of Wednesday evening. Their season looked over and now they have a chance of returning to the Premier League. Even better, there's the prospect of an-all Welsh play-off final against Cardiff City.

Pick Yourself Up Time

While Swansea City unexpectedly find themselves in the play-offs, Brentford have to put a major disappointment behind them. After West Bromwich Albion lost at Huddersfield Town last Friday, they were on the verge of making it into the Premier League for the first time. With a superior goal difference, four points from two games against sides battling relegation was all that they needed.

Brentford fans were starting to make plans for life in the Premier League but those celebrations are definitely on hold. They lost to both Stoke City and Barnsley to finish third, two points behind West Brom. Just winning one of those last two games would have seen them earn automatic promotion.

It wasn't to be and now they have to pick themselves up again and try to win the play-offs. Brentford's confidence will have been hit badly by the events of the past few days. They had won eight successive league games before losing those two final games.

Brentford's away form cost them automatic promotion. They lost nine away league matches but ended the season with three wins in a row before that defeat at Stoke City. Only two goals were conceded in their final four away league games with eight scored by themselves. With those two wins over Swansea already this season, Brentford have no reason to be scared of this trip to Wales. They have a second chance at promotion and it's one they will be determined to take. A win for them with under 2.5 goals in the match looks a bet that can be a winner.

Closing odds:

Money line

+387 +339 +206

Spread

-119 [0.50] +206
under

Totals

over
-107 [2.25] -105

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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