Brentford vs. Swansea Preview
Brentford has a one-goal deficit to catch up against Swansea, and the Bees have to come up with a solution on how to do it. This is arguably the biggest game for the club in the last few decades, and the pressure is enormous. The Swans have some recent experience when talking about the promotion battles, and besides that, an edge from the first match. Yet there is one more thing, they planned to be here, while Brentford on the other side didn’t.
Brentford vs. Swansea Odds
Bees Mental Strenght on Test
Brentford managed to lose an almost safe promotion to the Premiership, once they suffered a defeat to Barnsley on July 22. It was something highly unexpected, and the moment when all of their dreams fell apart, and they now have to find a way on how to deal with it and use this chance to reach the Premier League.
Their mental strength will be tested here, as they don’t play only against the Swans but themselves too. Forgetting a horrible loss against Barnsley is the key thing here.
At the moment, the Bees are on a three-game losing streak, including the first leg in Wales. During these 270 minutes, the team from the suburban part of London scored just once.
Greek international Karelis won’t appear at Griffin Park due to injury. Henry has a red card suspension.
Swansey Turning up the Heat
Unlike their rivals, the Swans are in very good shape now, with three wins in a row. Two of them were won with the same result 1-0, and the one against Reading one the road was 1-4.
They’ve been playing excellent on the road since the comeback from the pause, posting three wins and two draws, with just one game during that streak not seeing over 2.5 goals.
What also needs to be told is that the latest four ended with goals on both sides, and that the same ratio is applied to the games where Swans netted twice. That could tell you that this crew likes to play open football and that they accept the attacking philosophy.
Rodon won’t play this match, while Woodman sits as questionable.
Head to Head Games
Brentford easily defeated Swansea both times during the regular part of the Championship. The first match in Wales ended with 0-3, while the second one at Griffin concluded with 3-1. From the results, we might say that the Bees easily handled their rivals, which wasn’t the case in the opening match of these playoff semifinals.
In that meeting, Swansey even missed a penalty before getting a goal-winner in the 82nd minute through Ayew. They had the initiative throughout most of the match, and played better.
Brentford doesn’t have any space for calculations, and they have to win here. On the other side, the Swans are playing efficient matches on the road, which is why we have to suggest betting on high efficiency, primarily over 2.5 goals. Moneyline here is huge +110, and we believe this should be used.