Swansea City face a massive test as they welcome Brentford to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Swans are in wonderful form having lost just one fixture since early November – a sequence that has seen them push themselves into the automatic promotion spots in the Championship.
Following a 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup over the weekend, confidence will certainly be high in Steve Cooper’s squad.
However they’ll certainly meet their match against Brentford.
Thomas Frank’s side are in equally good form having not lost a Championship fixture since October.
Barring two defeats against Premier League competition in the last month, the Bees will be brimming with confidence and hopeful that a positive result over Swansea will see them into the top two.
It’s set to be a close contest, but according to EFL expert David Prutton, it’s the Swans who he expects to come out on top with a 2-1 win predicted.
Writing for Sky Sports, Prutton said: “As Championship games go, this is quite a big one.
“Swansea are flying and seven points behind leaders Norwich with a game in hand and seven clean sheets from the last nine league games, so will prove a hugely tricky opponent, particularly with last season’s play-off semi-final defeat to the Bees still no doubt at the forefront of their minds.
“Brentford have two games in hand over most of the teams around them and ground out that 1-0 win over Luton last week to move onto 16 games unbeaten in the league. Thomas Frank’s men did look tired, though, and I wonder how the recent coronavirus outbreak at the club and the packed schedule will affect them.”
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This promises to be a really good game.
While the stakes are clearly very high as both sides chase promotion to the Premier League, we’re set for quite a spectacle with both teams priding themselves on their ability to play entertaining, but effective football.
Home advantage could help Swansea City to get themselves over the line, but Brentford will not back down easily.