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Championship Predictions > May 29th


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Brentford vs Swansea City

The Bees managed to overcome Bournemouth’s first-leg advantage and book the ticket for the playoff finals. After trailing 1:0 in the first 90 minutes of the semi-finals tie, Brentford celebrated a 3:1 victory at their ground. That game didn’t start well for Thomas Frank’s side, as they conceded already in the 5th minute. However, Ivan Toney and the lads found the net three times and get just one step away from a place in the Premier League. Brentford finished 3rd in the regular stage, being the most efficient team in the competition. The defeat against Bournemouth is their only one in the last 14 matches, while Brentford booked five wins on the previous six occasions. Brentford hasn’t been too successful in playoffs so far, and they will look forward to turning their luck around.

Swansea routed its way to Wembley Stadium after beating Barnsley in the semi-finals. The Lads did a considerable part of the job on the road by celebrating a 1:0 victory. The second-leg game ended in a 1:1 draw, and Steven Cooper could start preparing his team for the match of the season. Swansea City eyes a comeback to the Premier League after spending three seasons in the Championship. Andre Ayew and the lads finished fourth in the regular stage but haven’t been in a stable form lately. They booked just one victory in the final five rounds while missing a chance to beat Barnsley at the home ground as well. However, this is a single-game final, and the Lads will try to wrap up the campaign with a win.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

It is going to be a pretty tight clash that can go either way. Their both head-to-head clashes this season ended in a draw, but Brentford is in a better momentum, and we believe they should win this match.

Goals Market Prediction

We saw goals in both nets in their latest three encounters, and this one shouldn’t be much different. Brentford is clinical in the front, but their defense is not that tight. That’s something Swansea should definitely exploit.

Brentford to Win @ 1.85

BTTS Yes @ 2.20

Correct score 2:1 @ 8.50

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Brentford vs Swansea

The Championship play-off final is coming up at 3pm BST on Saturday afternoon from Wembley Stadium when Brentford and Swansea go head-to-head for a place in next season's Premier League. It's a game that is estimated to be worth £178 million for the winners so that alone will put pressure on both teams to win but who will be celebrating at the end of the day?

Brentford are aiming to earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time (and a first top flight appearance in 74 years) and head coach Thomas Frank has been quick to emphasise his players are "calm and focused". The Bees earned a dramatic 3-2 aggregate win over Bournemouth in their semi-final tie but after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Fulham in last season's play-off final they will be keen to ensure their journey doesn't end in tears again. No team that reached the Championship play-off final two years running has failed to win promotion on both occasions since Leicester back in 1992 and 1993. Unfortunately, Brentford don't have a great record in play-offs or finals. The west London club have appeared in 7 finals before and have failed to win on every occasion. Four of those were play-off finals. No team in English football has lost more play-off finals.

Swansea have a chance to get back to the Premier League after their relegation back in 2017/18. Head coach Steve Cooper has stated his players are confident in their chances. The Swans held their nerve to navigate their way past Barnsley by a 2-1 score-line on aggregate in the semi-finals. Two individual moments of class from Andre Ayew and Matt Grimes helped the South Wales club edge past the Yorkshire club. Swansea's record at Wembley has been very encouraging having won the 2012/13 EFL Cup Final with a 5-0 win over Bradford City and also having earned promotion to the Premier League back in 2010/11 with a 4-2 victory over Reading. Cooper has a chance to make history by becoming just the second Welshman after Tony Pulis with Stoke in 2007/08 to earn promotion to the Premier League as a manager through the Championship play-offs. He could also become just the third Welshman to lead a Welsh club to the top flight after Bill Jones in 1959/60 with Cardiff and John Toshack with Swansea in 1980/81.

These two sides have met twice already this season with both games ending in 1-1 draws and in both encounters it was Brentford who struck first. The two teams also came up against each other in last season's play-off semi-finals and it was Brentford who prevailed victorious on aggregate on that occasion. You get the feeling there's more pressure on Brentford heading into this game with their absence from the top flight of English football far longer than Swansea. It also felt like their celebrations in the semi-final win over Bournemouth showed how deep they had to dig in that clash. Have they peaked just a bit too early? It pains me to say it but I actually have to disagree with @StefanBB and I think Swansea could sneak this. I hope I'm wrong! :lol

Swansea to Earn Promotion @ 3.15 with SBK

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.60 with Boylesports

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