Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Wembley Stadium when Brentford and Swansea City face each other in the Championship playoffs final. The Bees did well to overcome a one-goal deficit in the double-header against Bournemouth, with the team beating the Cherries 3-1 in the return leg. Brentford regained a much-needed confidence, but the game against Swansea will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
Finland international Marcus Forss, who scored the decider at the weekend, is pushing for a start, while Josh Dasilva remains in the recovery room. The Swans, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Brentford in the playoffs final by beating Barnsley in the two-legged tie. The visitors are likely to stick to their defensive style of play, and, taking everything into account, a low-scoring affair is on the cards. All Benda, Cooper, Morris, and Rushesha are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Pontus Jansson):
Sweden international defender Pontus Jansson started his career at a local club Arlovs Bl before moving to Swedish giants Malmo in 2006. Three years later the talented centre-back was given his first-team debut, off the back of a highly successful season which saw his pick up a prestigious Academy Player of the Year award.
During his five-year stay with Malmo Jansson went on to play 98 league matches, score 6 goals and impose himself as a commanding presence for his club. A ball-playing central defender who likes to keep things clean and simple, Jansson boasts impressive composure and never backs under pressure. The Swedish defender was plucked by the Serie A side Torino in 2014 where he failed to make his big international break.
Three years into his stay in Italy – and a season-long loan at Leeds United after – Pontus Jansson moved to Elland Road on permanent basis. His work-rate, great positioning and impressive physicall ability made him one of the hottest properties in the summer of 2018 with Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and other Premier League sides expressing interest in high services, but Jansson opted to remain at Leeds and work under Marcelo Bielsa.
Highlighted Team (Swansea):
Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football club from Swansea and is currently playing in the English Premier League. The biggest rival Swansea City is Cardiff City which is next to Swansea City the only football club from Wales that played in the PremierLeague.
Swansea City was founded in 1912 under the name ‘Swansea Town’. The first venue where Swansea City played was The Vetch Field. The club grew in members and fans and on 23th of July 2005 Swansea City opened the Liberty Stadium which holds a capacity of 21 000 supporters. The fans of Swansea City prefer to use the non-commercial name: White Rock Stadium.
In the history of Swansea City the club managed to win the Football League One twice and the Welsh Cup 10 times. So far the Welsh club didn’t win any prizes in the highest English divisions. Known players that wore the Swansea jersey are Lampard, Toshack, Martinez and Bony.