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Brentford vs Swansea: Betting preview for Championship play-off semi-final 2nd leg

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Brentford need to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they take on Swansea City at Griffin Park in the second leg of their Championship play off semi-final tonight.

The Bees finished the 2019/20 campaign in superb form to finish third in the Championship table and they narrowly missed out on automatic promotion by just two points after a shock 2-1 loss at home to Barnley on the final day of the campaign.

Their reward was a tricky two-legged tie against Swansea after they finished 11 points adrift of Brentford in sixth place with the Welsh outfit snatching the final play-off spot in dramatic fashion of the final day.

The Swans needed Nottingham Forest to lose and to overturn a -5 goal difference. Swansea did their job after beating Reading 4-1 away while Forest crashed 4-1 at home to Stoke to gift Swansea sixth place.

Steve Cooper’s side have now given themselves a terrific chance to book their place in the play-off final at Wembley after winning the first leg 1-0 last week thanks to an Andre Ayew goal so the pressure is on Brentford to turn things around this evening.

Betting odds

According to www.bestusaonlinecasinos.com, Brentford at the 11/20 favourites to win inside the ninety minutes. Swansea can be backed at odds of 5/1 to win the game while the draw is available at 3/1.

Brentford are 4/5 to reach the final while Swansea can be backed at even money to finish the job and book their place at Wembley next week.

Ollie Watkins has been excellent for Brentford all season and he looks good value to open the scoring at odds of 16/5 tonight. If we combine that with a 2-0 home win then we get terrific odds of 22/1.

Team news

Brentford successfully appealed against Rico Henry’s red card from the first leg so he’ll be available for selection this evening and is expected to keep his place at left-back.

Swansea will welcome Kyle Naughton back into the squad after he completed a three-match ban but Wayne Routledge will miss the game through injury.

Freddie Woodman remains on the sidelines so Erwin Mulder continues in goal while Ben Wilmot, Joe Rodon and George Byers are all still out.

Prediction

With the scoreline so tight and so much at stake even the best online casinos in australia will find it difficult to pick a winner in this game. The Championship is a hugely competitive league and it’s always tough to predict results and this game is no different.

Swansea will be looking to protect their lead but Brentford were extremely unlucky in the first leg and we think they’ll turn things around on home soil with a 2-0 win to book their place in the final.

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