Brentford will be looking to get back to winning ways when they head to Barnsley on Tuesday night. The Bees are unbeaten in five and have lost just one in eight but have won only one of their last six. They have drawn four of their last five and will be looking for three points against Barnsley on Tuesday, 24 November, in a match that will kick-off at 7.45pm in Yorkshire.
Only Norwich City can match Brentford's five game unbeaten run and they needed a last-gasp deflected equaliser in West London last month to have that record. But in Barnsley, The Bees face one of the Sky Bet Championship's in-form teams. The Tykes are 13th in table after 12 games, two places and a point behind The Bees and the winner on Tuesday night will climb to the edge of the Play-Off places.
Barnsley scored two late goals to beat Nottingham Forest at Oakwell yesterday. That was their fourth win in their last five and, like The Bees, they have lost just one of their last eight. The win over Forest was their third in a row at home and they look set for a better season than last term.
The Tykes, as Brentford fans will remember, won at Griffin Park with almost the last kick of the season in July to ensure their Championship survival. That win, which came as The Bees chased a goal that would have seen them promoted with the game poised at 1-1 into the dying stages, kept them up a year after winning promotion from League One. Barnsley have been up and down between the second and third tiers three times since a year in the Premier League in 1997/98 but they have only finished in the top half of the Championship once in those 22 years.
The match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on iFollow Brentford. As per EFL communication on the broadcast arrangements for the new season, all of a team's games not selected for live coverage by Sky Sports will only be available on that platform. See more here. This game will NOT be on the Sky Sports red button on Tuesday night.
Season Ticket Holders that agreed to freeze their seats for the current campaign in to 2021/22 now have iFollow VIP access. They can watch the game on Tuesday when they log in to their iFollow account. See more here.
If you are not in that category, you can watch The Bees against Swansea on iFollow. It is the only place to see the action in full and will come with a Brentford-biased commentary from inside the stadium. Buy your Match Pass and watch the game as we take on The Swans.