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Penultimate home game for The Bees on Tuesday night

26 April 2021

Brentford now know their season will extend in to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs but start their final three games of the regular campaign tomorrow evening. The Bees secured a spot in the Play-Offs with a win over AFC Bournemouth on Saturday. Bryan Mbeumo came off the substitute's bench to score the only goal and The Bees took the points despite playing the whole second half with ten men after Pontus Jansson was sent off for two bookings.

The Bees will not be able to catch the top two in the Championship, Norwich City and Watford, who have confirmed promotion to the Premier League. They do, however, sit third in the table and have played a game fewer than the teams around them. That game in hand is against Rotherham United tomorrow, Tuesday 27 April, at 7pm.

The four teams in the Play-Offs were confirmed when Swansea City drew with Reading yesterday. Reading sit seventh and cannot close the gap on any of the teams above them. The draw leaves Swansea fifth, a point behind The Bees. Bournemouth are fourth and Barnsley, who beat Rotherham on Saturday, are sixth. Those teams are also a point behind Brentford and none play again until the weekend.

Defeat for Rotherham on Saturday leaves them 22nd in the table and in the relegation zone. They are four points behind Derby County, one place above them, and level on points with Sheffield Wednesday, just below them. Huddersfield Town are 20th, eight points ahead of Rotherham. Rotherham have two games in hand on all the teams around them, one of which is this match tomorrow.

The game was originally scheduled for early March but had to be rearranged. Rotherham reported positive Covid-19 tests and informed the EFL they would be unable to play on that day. The game was shifted to the penultimate midweek of the season.

Brentford will be looking to complete a Sky Bet Championship double over Rotherham after winning 2-0 in Yorkshire earlier this season in another game shown live by Sky Sports. Second half goals from Marcus Forss and Ivan Toney gave Brentford the win on a cold December evening. Toney set up the first for Forss and then stroked home a penalty to make the game safe.

The Bees won both games between the teams when they were last in the same division, in the Championship in 2018/19, scoring nine goals in the process. Rotherham have won two of the last four between the sides on their own turf, both games coming in a six month period in 2016. The Bees have, however, won seven of the last nine contests between the sides.

The match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on Sky Sports. As per Club communication, those that froze their Season Tickets will be able to watch on iFollow Brentford. See more here.

Fans who do not have Sky Sports can access the game online via Now TV. Fans can pay for one-day access, which would also give them the ability to watch that day's other live sport. Alternatively there are longer passes available. See more here.

 


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