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Swansea vs Brentford Predictions, Betting Tips And Match Preview 22/10/19

The Liberty Stadium will be the venue for an absolute cracker when Steve Cooper’s men welcome the Bees this Tuesday.

But in whose favour does our Swansea vs Brentford predictions sway towards? Well, all evidence points to the hosts, considering that the visitors boast a woeful away record.

Indeed, with just one win coming in their last five away trips, facing the in-form Swans this week looks to be ominous for Brentford.

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Whether this fixture – and the campaign – falls in line with our 2019/20 Championship season preview is still in doubt.

Yet going by the Bees performances on the road, there’s only one way this midweek clash can finish…

Steve Cooper
Swans boss Steve Cooper rallies the troops in the aftermath of last weekend’s victory…

Swansea vs Brentford Predictions

Given the way in which Swansea have started their season, it seems as if our projections about this Tuesday’s match could be well worth punting on.

Indeed, prior to the recent international break, the hosts managed to rack up five wins in six. It was only after that period did they suffer defeat to the hands of – then – bottom side Stoke City.

Whether this slump is indicative of form for this midweek clash is still up for debate. Yet you only have to take a look at the Swans performance against Barnsley to understand just how dominant and dangerous they are as a unit.

Sure, the game finished in a draw, where both sides had chances, even though Cooper’s men were expected to come away with all three points.

But the Swans were rampant on the attack. So much so that they could’ve led as early as 60 seconds into the game, had Cauley Woodrow not been exceptionally denied by Freddie Woodman.

But the man at the forefront of all the action was the prolific Andre Ayew, who Swansea operated through.

It was the Ghanaian who was persistent in his hounding of Bradley Collins goal. Whether it was teasing crosses for his teammates, or goals of his own as evident in the 70th minute of the game, there was no containing him.

Unfortunately, Ayew is exactly the kind of player that our Swansea vs Brentford predictions foresee causing the Bees back four all sorts of problems.

Especially considering they face Thomas Frank’s men in the middle of a defensive slump. The kind of slump that has seen them fall to 13th in the table, with under 2.5 goals conceded per game.

However, as poor as they have been defensively, the attack has been a different class.

Ollie Watkins is the Bees top scorer this season and has already notched eight goals under his belt in the absence of the departed Neal Maupay.

And Watkins has been firing on all cylinder, as was evident in his performance against Millwall during the weekend.

Indeed, the game itself was a five-goal thriller that entertained in the dying moments of the second half. Where all evidence implied that the Lions would claim a comfortable 2-0 win, Watkins and co roared back to claim a sensational comeback victory.

In the period of six minutes – the last six minutes of the game – Brentford were able to turn things around.

And if Swansea aren’t careful, they could also be stung by the Bees attacking talents.

Ollie Watkins
Watkins working his magic in front of goal…

Swansea vs Brentford Head To Head

The head-to-head stats look menacing for the visitors, fuelling our Swansea vs Brentford predictions to no end.

And with five defeats on the bounce against this Tuesday’s opponents, who could judge any Bees fans feeling doubtful about how this particular encounter will end?

Especially if Cooper’s men produce a performance akin to that of what flourished earlier this year in April – a 3-0 clean-sweep of the travelling team that completely debilitated Frank’s men.

Swansea Team News

Yet while the Swans are operating as betting favourites, there are some setbacks on the injury forefront to address.

Spearheading the list is Joe Rodon. The Welshman picked up a knock to his shin last week and was given the green light to carry on with training before he aggravated it.

Sure, Rodon performed magnificently during the draw against Barnsley. But there is a strong chance that he’ll miss this Tuesday’s proceedings out of caution.

In other news, Cooper will look to rotate his squad after fielding a pretty strong starting XI last weekend.

Whether it’s Tom Carrol, Jake Bidwell, George Byers and Sam Surridge, our Swansea vs Brentford predictions are wagering the hosts will emerge with another three points.

Brentford Team News

Meanwhile, the only respite that Brentford have is the lack of injury concerns to report.

Indeed, the only man attracting any attention is midfielder Sergi Canos, who suffered a serious knee injury in the Championship clash against Nottingham Forest.

Unfortunately, the resulting scans have confirmed the worse: Canos will be sidelined for at least until December. And the 22-year-old could face further time out depending on how quickly he works through rehabilitation.

Sergi Canos
Canos remains sidelined for the tackle above…ouch…

Swansea vs Brentford Betting Tips

And it seems that even the betting tipsters have agreed with our Swansea vs Brentford predictions given the nature of the odds on the table.

True, perhaps a 17/10 wager for the Bees doesn’t seem all bad. Yet, you only have to take a look at the hosts, trading as 8/5 favourites in our Swansea vs Brentford match bets to understand why they hold far more worth in being punted on.

Meanwhile, the chances of a draw unfolding aren’t too appealing either – a 23/10 pick.

So, if the odds and formbooks are anything to go by, it looks as if Swansea will be making further progress up the Championship table come this Tuesday.

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