Brentford v Swansea City Match Preview
With only 3 points taken from their last 3 games, Swansea City are in much need of a win to get them back into playoff contention. Graham Potters men have dropped into the bottom half after their recent form, but are still only 8 points from the top 6. If you are making the trip to Brentford, check out our Brentford Away Day Guide for all you need to know ahead of your journey.
Brentford Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Lewis Macleod’s injury time equaliser gifted Brentford a point after a tough game at West Brom. West Brom completely dominated the opening 45 minutes and Darren Moore will be wondering how his side were not winning going into the break. 16 first half shots, including Matt Phillips hitting the bar, couldn’t find their way into the Brentford goal. On 77 minutes, on loan Harvey Barnes reacted to his own blocked shot to fire into the top corner. That goal looked to be the game winner, but Macleod’s late goal ensures the points would be shared. The substitute rose to head in Emiliano Marcondes’ deep cross in front of Brentford’s travelling fans. Brentford now sit 17th on 22 points, 4 points above the bottom 3.
Swansea City Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
A 3rd loss in a row at Derby sends Swansea even further away from the Championship play off places. A first half Harry Wilson double proved too much for the Swans to come back from, despite Fikayo Tomori’s late own goal. In the first half, Wilson proved why he was so sought after in the summer prior to his loan move to Derby. 2 stunning finishes gave Erwin Mulder in goal no chance as Derby dominated the opening 45. After the break. A tactical change from Graham Potter gave Swansea an upper hand that allowed them to gain back some control. From an 87th minute corner, Tomori headed into his own net under pressure from Leroy Fer, but it would be too little too late. Swansea now sit exactly 8 points between both the relegation zone and the play off places.
Brentford v Swansea City Head to Head Record
Brentford Wins - 29
Draws - 22
Swansea City Wins - 30
Brentford and Swansea haven’t met each other in 10 years, since a early League Cup meeting in 2008/09. A weakened Swansea side were handed a 2-0 win after 2 goals from midfielder Shaun MacDonald. 2-0 is a common scoreline in this fixture, with Swansea winning the last 4 fixtures 2-0, both home and away. The first of that remarkable run was the second leg of the League One Play Offs in 2005/06. An early Leon Knight double ensured Swansea’s place in the play off final, which Swansea lost on penalties to Barnsley.
Where to Watch Brentford v Swansea City
Brentford v Swansea will be available live for all Swans TV customers, with commentary and punditry throughout the game.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
Both teams will be happy to take a point from this game to end their recent poor run of form.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting correct at the time of writing.
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