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West London derby confirmed for Play-Off Final

31 July 2020

Brentford's 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season will finally end on Tuesday evening, 367 days after it started. The Bees kicked off the campaign on 3 August 2019 with a defeat to Birmingham City. On Tuesday, 4 August, the final game of the campaign will be the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium and Brentford will face Fulham with the winner taking a place in the Premier League.

Brentford beat Swansea City in their Play-Off Semi-Final, winning 3-1 at Griffin Park in the final game at the historic stadium and overturning a 1-0 first leg loss. Fulham were beaten 2-1 by Cardiff City at Craven Cottage last night but still made it through. A 2-0 win in South Wales got them to the final 3-2 on aggregate.

The match will kick-off at 7.45pm and will be behind closed doors, but will be live on Sky Sports. The game will not be available on iFollow video for any supporters. Sky Sports is the only place to watch the fixture. Season Ticket Holders are reminded that their iFollow package only included regular season games and not Play-Off fixtures.

Brentford completed a league double over Fulham this season, winning at Griffin Park and Craven Cottage. Bryan Mbeumo scored the only goal at Griffin Park in December while it was a 2-0 victory for The Bees. Emiliano Marcondes came on late on and set up the opening goal for Saïd Benrahma before scoring the second himself in the first game back after the long pause in football due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fulham do, however, have far better memories of Play-Offs and Wembley. In 2018 they beat Aston Villa to win the Championship Play-Off Final and promption to the Premier League. That is their only Play-Off Final appearance after losing three previous Semi-Finals. This is Brentford's ninth Play-Off appearance and fourth final. The Bees have never won promotion through the Play-Offs.


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