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Match Preview: Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday

All the info ahead of Sunday's game at Griffin Park

18 August 2018

Four points from six, and a place in the Carabao Cup Second Round, Dean Smith's Bees will be looking to continue the fine start to the new campaign when Sheffield Wednesday head to Griffin Park on Sunday.

Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday

Sky Bet Championship

Griffin Park, Kick-Off 3pm

THE OPPOSITION

It's been another difficult summer for the Blue and White half of the Steel City with a transfer embargo casting a shadow over what had been a strong end to the season under Jos Luhukay. The Owls won six of their last nine to end the season in 15th and install a renewed sense of optimism around Hillsborough. 

However, the absence of new faces has led to an underwhelming start with just one point gleaned from the opening two games. A 3-2 defeat to Wigan Athletic first up was followed by a 1-1 draw at home to Hull City last weekend. There was better, however, on Thursday night as a goal in each half saw The Owls past Sunderland in the Carabao Cup First Round. 

That transfer embargo has meant Wednesday's only dealings this summer have been outgoings with Jack Hunt, Glenn Loovens, and Jordan Rhodes all departing Hillsborough in recent weeks. 

TEAM NEWS

Wednesday's thin squad is already being stretched by a host of injury problems. Defender Joost van Aken is a doubt for tomorrow after picking up an injury during Thursday's win at the Stadium of Light joining Fernando Forestieri, who has scored in both The Owls' Championship outings thus far, Lucas Joao and Morgan Fox on the treatment table.

It's a much cleaner bill of health for The Bees with Emiliano Marcondes and Rico Henry the only two set to miss out. Dean Smith made 11 changes for Tuesday's Carabao Cup win over Southend United with Julian Jeanvier, Said Benrahma, Ryan Woods, and Kamohelo Mokotjo among those to get minutes under their belt. 

THE MANAGER

Jos Luhukay's appointment in January had a fair few heading to Google with the 54-year-old not widely known outside of his native Holland, where he spent the majority of his playing career, and Germany, where he had spent his entire management career before joining The Owls. 

A central midfielder, he began his career at the age of 15 at his hometown club VVV-Venlo. After spells with SVV Schiedam and RKC Waalwijk, he left for Germany, where he had two stints at SV Straelen, either side of a year at KFC Uerdingen in the Bundesliga. 

After retiring in 1998, his first two managerial jobs were with Straelen and Uerdingen before a three-year spell at 1.FC Koln as Assistant Manager. Managerial roles at SC Paderborn 07, Borussia Monchengladbach and FC Augsburg followed before he took over at Hertha BSC in 2012. His first season in Berlin saw Hertha promoted with a record points haul in the 2.Bundesliga. 18 months later he was sacked with Hertha second from bottom in the German top flight. A short-lived spell at Stuttgart in 2016 ended as Luhukay fell out with the Chairman leading to a 16 month exile from management prior to his arrival at Hillsborough. 

PRE-MATCH FEATURES

Listen to Dean Smith's pre-match Press Conference

Ref Watch: Find out more about the weekend's match officials

HEAD TO HEAD

Brentford wins: 11

Draws: 14

Sheffield Wednesday wins: 13

Last competitive meeting:

Brentford 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0, Sky Bet Championship, 30 December 2017

Brentford: Bentley; Yennaris, Mepham, Bjelland, Barbet; McEachran (Mokotjo), Woods, Sawyers; Jozefzoon, Canos (Watkins), Vibe (Maupay)

Goals from Lasse Vibe and Florian Jozefzoon ensured The Bees ended 2017 on a winning note at Griffin Park

MATCH COVERAGE

Mark Burridge is your host from Griffin Park tomorrow. He'll be joined by Marcus Gayle and Mick Cabble, bringing you live match commentary from 2.30pm.

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Match Reports

Brentford 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Bees continue unbeaten start with comfortable home win

19 August 2018

Brentford extended their unbeaten start to the 2018/19 season to four games, three of them in the Sky Bet Championship, as Sheffield Wednesday were beaten at Griffin Park. The Bees scored a goal in each half as they took a 2-0 victory on a warm summer afternoon in West London to make it seven points from their first three league games. Neal Maupay blasted a penalty home in the first half and then set up Ollie Watkins after the break as Brentford recorded a win.

It was a victory that was deserved and never really in doubt after Maupay had put The Bees in front but had to be earned. Wednesday made life difficult for The Bees for long periods of the afternoon and although they did not offer much in attack, they needed to be broken down and Brentford worked hard to do so. The home side should probably have had more than two goals but that was all they needed to take the points.

The visitors started the game with an intention to keep a narrow shape. They had their full backs tucked in as part of a tight defensive four and two holding midfield players in front of them. They invited Brentford to come on to them and were happy to have The Bees playing in front of them. The home side looking particularly to Watkins on the left to try and stretch the game as they dealt with the problem posed.

The first 20 minutes of the contest felt more even than they really were. Brentford threatened, created chances and dominated possession and territory but played large parts of the opening exchanges in their own half or midfield as they probed for an opening. Maupay was just unable to reach a Sergi Canós cross after a quick break on the right and an effort from Watkins, after he had burst in to the penalty area was deflected in to the arms of Cameron Dawson.

Lewis Macleod had a sight of goal soon after when, at the second attempt, Henrik Dalsgaard picked him out with a cross, but he missed his kick from 15 yards. So, when Brentford took the lead 20 minutes in, it was fair on the balance of play even if it had not really been coming. It was also one Wednesday brought on themselves.

Yoann Barbet looked for an opening from a throw in and when Macleod made a run off Sam Hutchinson, the Wednesday midfield man inexplicably hauled him back in front of referee David Webb. The official pointed to the spot and shrugged his shoulders at Hutchinson as if to point out that the foul was so obvious he had no choice. Maupay lashed the spot kick high to Dawson’s right to put Brentford in front.

The penalty wasn’t saveable, but it was certainly preventable, and Wednesday’s lack of protests gave a hint of their frustration with themselves. It could have been two when Watkins worked a shooting chance but Dawson saved low and he stopped a deflected effort from Canós soon after when Daniel Bentley had thrown half the length of the pitch to turn defence in to attack and get the Spaniard driving forward.

As the half wore on Wednesday started to find an attacking outlet. Barry Bannan started to drift over the pitch, find pockets of space and get the visitors moving forward. He blasted wide from distance and then fed Marco Matias, who shot straight at Bentley from the edge of the penalty area after beating the office trap. And Wednesday generally looked better as half time approached.

But they should have been two down when a short corner was worked cleverly by Macleod to Canós but he shot wide from 15 yards and Dalsgaard could not reach the effort to divert it in. And the lead should have been doubled soon after the restart too. First Canós shot wide after a cross was half cleared to him and he had a better chance soon after. Watkins took a quick throw and released Maupay, he fed it on to Canós but the low shot from 15 yards was saved by Dawson when he probably shouldn’t have been given a chance.

A burst from deep from the impressive Ezri Konsa set up another chance. He found Romaine Sawyers on the edge of the penalty and the ball was eventually worked to Watkins via the back heel of Maupay after tenacious work by the Brentford pair, the shot looked set to hit the net but Tom Lees made a vital tackle. The second goal was not, however, long in coming.

It was Maupay who was the provider this time, unselfishly laying it on to Watkins. The move was started deep in Brentford territory by Chris Mepham, who made a superb interception and got Brentford moving. Sawyers accelerated in to midfield and his pass was flicked by Watkins in to the path of Maupay, the French striker drew Dawson and waited to play the return pass, leaving Watkins to tap in to an unguarded net.

Wednesday had actually had a sight of goal just before Brentford scored when Matias lifted a Fraser Preston cross over Bentley but on to the roof of the net and they could have scored afterwards when Ash Baker got around the back and on to a deep ball but Barbet made the recovery tackle. The visitors were more open as the game progressed, looking for a way back in to the game but with Mepham and Konsa imperious, there was little joy for their attackers and Bannan drifted out of the game as Josh McEachran dominated the centre of midfield.

Brentford went looking for more goals as Wednesday’s threat lessened. Dawson saved from Canós and then held on to a low, drilled, cross-cum-shot from Dalsgaard. Watkins should have scored but blasted wide from 15 yards after he broke free in the inside left channel. Maupay was also denied later in the half when he picked up a loose ball and attacked the edge of the penalty area, Dawson getting down well to save.

Even in the dying stages Brentford could have added to their tally. Judge put Maupay through with only Dawson to beat but the goalkeeper saved with his legs. Judge looked like he would get on to the loose ball and finished but sliced his shot. And in the final seconds, a pass from McEachran allowed Saïd Benrahma a run through on goal but another brilliant save from Dawson kept the score down. The Wednesday’s goalkeeper heroics was not, however, enough to stop Brentford winning.

Brentford: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Konsa, Mepham, Barbet; McEachran; Canós (sub Benrahma 71 mins), Sawyers, Macleod (sub Mokotjo 71 mins), Watkins (sub Judge 77 mins); Maupay

Subs (not used): Daniels, Jeanvier, Woods, Yennaris

Bookings: Dalsgaard (55 mins)

Sheffield Wednesday: Dawson; Baker, Lees, Pudil (sub Penney 84 mins), Thorniley; Hutchinson (sub Preston h/t), Pelupessy; Bannan; Matias (sub Fletcher 76 mins), Nuhiu, Forestieri

Subs (not used): Wildsmith, Palmer, Kirby, Lee

Attendance: 10,134 (1,692 away fans)

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Ticket News

This afternoon’s tickets still available

Previous ticket purchasers are still able to purchase additional tickets for this afternoon’s game

19 August 2018

It’s matchday and we welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Griffin Park this afternoon. With our away stand sold out, The Owls will be able to count on the vocal support of their fans. Let’s make sure Dean Smith and the boys hear us this afternoon. Tickets are on restricted sale so if you bought tickets with us before, you will need to login to your ticketing account first to buy your tickets online.

Jump the queue this afternoon, buy your tickets online and print it at home. Simply login to your ticketing account here to watch The Bees today. Haven’t bought tickets for a while? You may already have an account with us, please enter your email address here to activate your account and we will send you a new password. Please note: if you create a new account, your ticketing history will not show and therefore will not allow you to buy tickets for this game. 

On sale dates

Club Members: Saturday 4 August (four per person)
Adult member note: please login to your ticketing account to get your membership discount.

Season Ticket Holders: Saturday 4 August (three per person)
Previous ticket purchasers: Monday 6 August (four per person)

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Matchday prices

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand
(B300, B301, B305)
30 24 22 8
Braemar Road Stand
(All other blocks)
35 29 27 8
New Road Stand
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
30 24 22 8
New Road Stand
(All other blocks)
35 29 27 8
Ealing Road Terrace 30 24 22 8

All prices exclude booking fees:

  • No booking fees for online purchases at tickets.brentfordfc.com
  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone

How to buy tickets

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  • By phone 020 8847 2511 (option 1), Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • In person from the Ticket Office, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Group bookings can be made here
  • Disabled fans by phone 020 8847 2511 (option 1), Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

If you are buying from overseas - tickets will not be sent in the post. You need to choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.

Matchday Info

Supporters with Junior, Young Person and Senior tickets are reminded to bring ID to the stadium in the event of being asked for proof of age when entering the ground. Ages are as follows:

  • Juniors – under 18 (as of the 1 August)
  • Young Persons - 18-24 (as of the 1 August)  
  • Seniors – over 65 (as of the 1 August) 

Where a Season Ticket Holder forgets their Brentford Card they will be required to pay a £5 admin fee. Replacement Brentford Cards can be arranged at the Ticket Office. Valid ID must be shown and admin cost of £10 applies.

Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP are required to purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or Junior), the carer will receive a complimentary ticket.

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More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

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