17th May –19:00, Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Bournemouth will host Brentford in the Championship playoffs first leg match on Monday evening. Both sides want to secure a positive result and increase their chances of booking a ticket for Wembley.
Bournemouth vs Brentford Match Preview & Team News
The home side slipped down to 6th place after a poor finish in the regular stage. The Cherries suffered three straight defeats and allowed Swansea and Barnsley to push them a bit down on the table. Luckily for the hosts, this bad streak didn’t jeopardize their playoff spot, but they need to fight with in-form Brentford for a place in the finals. Prior to this drop in form, Bournemouth celebrated six times in a row, and Jonathan Woodgate wants to get back the team on the winning track. However, Dominic Solanke and the lads failed to score in the previous three games, and they need to improve finishing. Bournemouth has been pretty confident at the home ground, but they tied two defeats at Vitality Stadium. They need to put much better performances to get a chance for being promoted to the Premier League.
On the other hand, the visitors have been on excellent momentum lately. The Bees booked four straight victories and secured the 3rd spot ahead of the playoffs. Thomas Frank’s side conceded only once during that streak, and their defense has been pretty disciplined lately. Brentford is the most productive side in the Championship, and the away side netted 79 times in the regular stage. Ivan Toney and the lads haven’t lost 12 times in a row, so the visitors hope to continue their unbeatable streak. They have been the second-best away team in the competition, losing only five times in 23 outings. Brentford want to keep up where they left off and get back home undefeated.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Brentford has been in much better form lately, and the visitors are slight favorites ahead of this tie. These two sides met each other three weeks ago at the same venue, and Brentford celebrated a 1:0 win. We might see a similar scenario again, and we believe the away side will beat their rivals once again.
Goals Market Prediction
Bournemouth has been struggling in front of the oppositions’ net lately, while Brentford is pretty tough to beat in the back. Since the stake is high in this game, we don’t expect to see too many goals. It is going to be a tight clash that shouldn’t go over a 2.5 margin.
Bournemouth vs Brentford
Brentford to win @ 2.50 👉 Place a Bet Now!
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Correct score 0:2 @ 12.00 👉 Place a Bet Now!
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