It may be a cliché but the “richest game in football” is back this weekend with Brentford taking on Swansea City for the chance to secure a highly lucrative spot in the Premier League.
As the last fixture of the English season, eyes up and down the country will be firmly fixed on Wembley stadium as the Championship teams make their last-ditch effort to break into the Premier League fold this Saturday.
BRENTFORD VS SWANSEA CITY BETTING
For the second time in as many years, Brentford have reached the EFL Championship play-off Final. The Bees take on the Swans this Saturday at Wembley Stadium for the chance to get into the top division of English football for the first time since 1947.
Despite taking six more points throughout the season, Brentford were unable to finish any higher than they did last year, ending their campaign in third place with a total of 87 points (seven more than fourth-place Swansea).
Coming up against A.F.C. Bournemouth in the EFL Championship play-off semi-finals was never going to be an easy task for Brentford. However, despite the good form that the Cherries carried into the play-offs, winning six of their last nine games, Brentford were able to overcome an initial 1-0 defeat in the first leg to secure a place in the EFL Championship play-off Final thanks to a 3-1 victory at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Looking to join Norwich City and Watford in the Premier League next season, Swansea City travel to take on Bretford in the EFL Championship play-off Final this Saturday. The Swans take to Wembley Stadium with the chance to rewrite past wrongs and leave their opponents fighting in the Championship for another year.
Like their upcoming rivals, Swansea City have made the play-offs for the second season in a row. Armed with another year’s worth of knowledge, Steve Cooper will be keen to use the lessons of their 3-2 defeat against the Bees in last year’s semi-final to ensure his side don’t get stung again this time around.
Despite dropping more points than they should have towards the end of their campaign, the Swans have proven to be a match for Brentford in both of their Championship matchups this season. Although neither team could turn over the other, with both fixtures ending in 1-1 draws, Swansea have shown that they possess the metal to go head-to-head with the third-place finishers.
If you fancy the two sides to throw the kitchen sink at each other and come out with all guns blazing, then we’ve got you covered with our market for over 3.5 goals at 19/5 (4.80).
BRENTFORD VS SWANSEA CITY: EFL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF FINAL BETTING ODDS
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