We welcome Graham Potter's Swansea City to Griffin Park on Saturday for a first league encounter between the two since 2007. A fervent home crowd will make all the difference this weekend, so here are five reasons to get down to TW8.
Let's build on Monday's point
We rode our luck a bit in the first-half, but our second-half performance at The Hawthorns on Monday night shows we can still take it to anyone in this division. With a raucous Griffin Park crowd behind them, Thomas Frank and the boys will be keen to replicate that second-half showing from the first minute on Saturday in the hunt for three points.
A perfect cross and a bullet header pic.twitter.com/nrlv46QMuf— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) December 3, 2018
Some welcome returns
The treatment room at Jersey Road is getting emptier and Thomas’ squad options are getting stronger. On Monday, we saw Rico Henry make his first start in more than a year while Saïd Benrahma, Ollie Watkins, and Kamohelo Mokotjo were all back involved in the matchday squad.
Home comforts against The Swans
We might not have played The Swans in a while but when the two sides have met in West London, we’ve generally come out smiling. In the last 16 meetings, stretching back more than 40 years, we’ve only been beaten twice on home soil, winning eight times, scoring 21 goals in the process. Our Boxing Day win in 2005 sent us top of League One while a 4-1 victory in May 1999 set up that famous title showdown at Cambridge United.
We’ve found the net in all but one of our last 19 home games in all competitions, a run which stretches back almost a full calendar year. Our 19 home Sky Bet Championship goals this term is also the fourth most in the division with our 65 shots on target the highest in the division so you are guaranteed goalmouth action.
A day, not just 90 minutes
Matchday at Griffin Park is not just about the 90 minutes. Before the match, you can meet members of the First-Team squad in the Stadium Shop and Bee Block for autographs and selfies. With #BeeTheAnnouncer there’s a chance to be the first to read the teams out on the pitch ahead of kick-off
Tickets for Saturday's game against The Swans are on sale to Previous Purchasers now, starting at £25 adults and £8 Juniors. Get your tickets to back Thomas and the boys now.