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The time is almost upon us for the fascinating Championship Play-offs semi-final contest between Brentford and Bournemouth on Saturday. With the big reward for the side that wins the clash being a coveted place in the final, it really does promise to be a thrilling encounter.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Brentford v Bournemouth can be found here including the latest game odds.
Brentford will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-0 Championship Play-offs losing effort in their last game against Bournemouth.
In that match, Brentford managed 58% possession and 11 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Bournemouth had 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Arnaut Danjuma (55') was the scorer for Bournemouth.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Brentford have been participants. Breaking down the goal split during this period, their opponents scored a total of 3 and The Bees totted up 8.
The stats don’t lie, and Bournemouth have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 6 goals in total. At the back, The Cherries have seen their frailties exposed. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes going back to 01/01/2013 tells us that Brentford have won 3 of them & Bournemouth 2, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 6 of them from The Bees and 4 coming from The Cherries. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
Team News: Brentford
Brentford boss Thomas Frank will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Bournemouth
With a fully healthy group to choose from, Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
We feel that Bournemouth have the firepower to find the back of the net against this Brentford side, however it probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 win for Brentford at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium (17,250)
Captain: Pontus Jansson
Chairman: Cliff Crown
Manager: Thomas Frank
Competitions: Championship position 3, Championship Play-offs (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Ivan Toney
Usually playing in the Striker position, Ivan Toney was born in England. Having made his senior debut playing for Northampton Town in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 31 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 45 appearances.