Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the FA Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Swansea City and Brentford face each other at Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Swans outclassed Gillingham 4-1 in the 4th round, but Brentford are likely to pose a much bigger threat for them than their previous rivals. A man to watch in the home team will be Oliver McBurnie, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season. The Bees, on the other hand, booked their place in the last 16 of the FA Cup by beating Barnet in the replay in front of home fans, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on the Welsh outfit. When the two teams met in Brentford in the first half of the season the Swans emerged triumphant.
Highlighted Player (Jefferson Montero):
The 26-year-old Jefferson Montero is a lightning quick winger who plays for Swansea City in the English Premier League. After starting his career in the youth ranks at Emelec, Montero made his senior professional debut with them. But his first real impact was at Independiente Valle, which brought him a contract with Villarreal in 2009.
Montero, however, struggled to establish himself at the Spanish club and spent his time on loans with Levante and Real Betis. He then moved to Liga MX club Morelia, where he would go on to play more than 60 games in two years. His pace and guile caught the attention of Swansea who brought him to Premier League in 2014.
Montero was part of the 2007 Pan American Games winning Ecuador team – the first international trophy for the nation. He made his full debut in 2010 and has 56 caps and 10 goals to his credit so far.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.