The fixture schedule for this weekend's EFL fixtures have been confirmed. It was announced on Saturday that kick-off times would change for matches scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, 17, April, including Brentford's match with Millwall, to avoid a clash with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Brentford will now host Millwall at 12.30pm on Saturday.
The EFL confirmed this morning the new schedule, which can be seen here. Matches taking place across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two this week and at the weekend will stage a one minute’s silence prior to kick-off. Players, coaching staff, and match officials will also be wearing armbands during this period as a mark of respect.
The FA made a statement yesterday recommending that no football fixtures take place between 2.45pm and 4.15pm on Saturday. All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will also fly at half-mast. Their statement can be seen here.
Brentford and Millwall met on the third weekend of the season and shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. The Bees trailed to an early goal in South London but battled back to earn a point as Ivan Toney scored his first Brentford goal from the penalty spot. The teams have been evenly matched over the years with The Bees having slighly the better in recent years. Both sides won their home games last season, with Brentford coming from 2-0 down to win theirs, and have won the last three in West London, with the two before that finishing all square.
The match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on iFollow Brentford. 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 when they log in to their iFollow account.
If you are not in that category, you can watch The Bees against The Lions 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 our London rivals.