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Brentford vs Swansea City Predictions

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England Championship | Griffin Park | 29th July
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Brentford vs Swansea City predictions ahead of this clash in the Championship playoffs on Wednesday night. Can the Bees overturn their 1-0 loss in Wales in this second-leg? Read on for our free Championship predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Both Teams To Score @ 10/11

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Brentford 2-1 @ 7/1

Reason For Brentford vs Swansea City Predictions

  • Swansea’s Andre Ayew has been involved in 25 goals this season, while Rhian Brewster has scored eight in 11 away trips
  • Brentford’s front three have 57 goals this season, with Ollie Watkins scoring 14 of those at home – a league-high
  • The Bees were the top scorers at home last term, but the Swans were the fourth-highest scorers away
  • Seven of Swansea’s last nine league trips have seen both teams score

Will Brentford’s comeback start here?

After losing 1-0 in Wales on Sunday, the pressure continues to grow on Thomas Frank and Brentford. They blew two chances to gain automatic promotion with defeats, so having lost three in a row there’s a point for the Bees to prove in this second-leg clash with Swansea.

On the bright side for the hosts, Swansea are winless in their last four trips to the capital in all competitions (D1 L3). They lost 3-1 at Griffin Park earlier this season, a result which would be good enough to guide the Bees into the playoff final. Can Brentford pull off a repeat of that victory? Our predictions see them falling short of a win in 90 minutes.

Attacking talent to open game up

While their encounter in Swansea only brought a single goal, the rematch could be much more enthralling. Playoff clashes aren’t usually expected to be cagey 1-0 affairs, especially when two teams with plenty of attacking talent go head to head.

After his goal in the first-leg, Andre Ayew has been directly involved in 25 goals for Swansea in all competitions this season (18 goals, 7 assists); just one fewer than his last three campaigns combined in England and Turkey (26). Meanwhile, Rhian Brewster has eight goals in his 11 appearances on the road for Swansea this season, including each of the last three.

No player has scored more home goals in the Championship this season than Brentford striker Ollie Watkins (14, also Aleksandar Mitrovic). He will look to make a bigger impact in this clash, as will all of the Bees’ 57-goal front three. With both sides knowing how crucial the next goal is, we expect to see both teams get forward to create chances.

Both sides can provide entertainment

This is a clash of two sides who should be poised to get goals. No team scored more goals at home in the Championship this season than Brentford (44 goals, also West Brom). In contrast, only Sheffield Wednesday (39), Leeds (37) and Brentford (36) scored more on the road than Swansea (35).

Swansea have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 Championship away games, however, they’ve only failed to score in two of those trips on the road. The Welsh side have seen both teams score in seven of their last nine trips and each of their last four away. A goal in this clash would be huge for Swansea, while it’ll likely be necessary given that the Bees have scored in 83% of their home games this term

Both teams to score is our pick here given the form of both sides, while we’re backing against a Swansea side who won just once at their fellow top-half teams this term. A 2-1 victory for the Bees is our correct score prediction, enough to give Brentford another 30 minutes in their final game at Griffin Park.

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