Championship Playoff Final Betting Tips - Brentford v Fulham
The Championship Play Off Final is often described as the richest game in football. Around £160million is on the line for Brentford and Fulham tonight, with promotion to the Premier League up for grabs. Brentford were close to automatic promotion after an incredible end of season run, but it’s Fulham who can boast the most experience ahead of a nerve-racking game. For the latest football betting odds and Championship outright betting odds, make sure to bet online with Bet UK, where you can also find live betting odds during all football matches. Make sure to head over to our promotions page for the latest free bets and offers available.
Brentford’s Recent Form
Brentford’s Play Off Run So Far
Brentford faced Swansea in the playoffs this year, after beating them twice during the Championship season. They got off to a slow start in the post-season however, falling to a 1-0 loss at the Liberty. Rico Henry was sent off for the Bees, before Andre Ayew scored a late winner for Swansea. Henry’s red card was rescinded in time for the second leg, meaning he was free to start at Griffin Park. It was a completely different performance from Brentford, who raced out to a 2-0 start after 15 minutes. Bryan Mbeumo scored just after the break, all but securing Brentford’s place at Wembley. Rhian Brewster scored a consolation, but there were no worries for Brentford. Although he didn’t score during the semi finals, Said Benrahma has been the star for Brentford this season. With a point to prove, ahead of a potential transfer this summer, expect him to shine at Wembley.
Fulham’s Recent Form
Fulham’s Play Off Run So Far
Fulham would have been thankful that they drew Cardiff in the semi finals, after the Welsh side had an inconsistent finish to the season. That poor form continued into the first leg for Cardiff, as Fulham took a 2-0 win away from home. Josh Onomah scored with a smart finish, before Neeskens Kebano scored a late second. The second leg was a different story however, as Cardiff took a lead after just 8 minutes. Kebano quickly set them back however with an equaliser, although Fulham failed to get a rhythm going. When Lee Tomlin scored an early second half goal, Fulham were under pressure but managed to win the tie 3-2. One player who could have helped Fulham’s cause was Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Serbian was missing through injury, but is set to be back in the fold for tonight’s game. Similar to Said Benrahma, expect Mitrovic to make up for lost time and push his side to the Premier League.
How To Watch The Play Off Final
The Play Off Final will be shown live on Sky Sports, from 7:45pm on Tuesday 4th August.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
This could easily be one of the most entertaining Play Off Finals in recent times. Both sides have plenty of goal scoring talent and feature two individual players who can score against anyone on their day. Although these games are usually tight, expect plenty of chances and impressive forward play tonight.
Championship Play Off Final FAQ’s
Who is refereeing the Championship Play Off Final?
Martin Atkinson will be the man in the middle for the Play Off Final. He’ll be backed by assistants Lee Betts and Constantine Hatzidakis, as well as fourth official Peter Bankes. As is the case with the Play Off Final, the EFL often pulls a referee from the Premier League to ensure they are getting the highest standard of officiating.
Where is the Play Off Final played?
The 19/20 Play Off Final will be staged at Wembley for the 14th consecutive year. Similarly to the FA Cup and League Cup Finals, the Play Off Final was held at the Millenium Stadium whilst Wembley was renovated. But, the biggest game of the EFL season is now back at the home of English football.
Who has lost the most Play Off Finals?
Across the whole football league pyramid, Sheffield United and Reading have both lost 4 Play Off Finals. Sheffield United lost in ‘97, ‘03, ‘09 and ‘12, whilst Reading lost their ties in 95, 01, ‘11 and ‘17. On the other hand, Blackpool are the most successful Play Off Final side, winning on an incredible 5 occasions.