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Next Up: Coventry City

Bees travel north for televised fixture on Saturday afternoon

18 February 2021

Brentford will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats when they play their third game in six days on Sunday. The Bees have lost to Barnsley and Queens Park Rangers in the last four days, the first time this season that they have been beaten twice in a row. The third game in another busy week is away to Coventry City on Saturday, 20 February.

The Bees still sit second in the Sky Bet Championship despite the two losses. Norwich City, the leaders, are four points ahead while Swansea City, in third, are a point behind. Swansea have two games in hand and can go to the top of the table if they win both games.

Watford are fourth at present and are three points behind Brentford. Watford are the first of the teams at the top of the table to play this weekend, as they host Derby County on Friday evening. Should they win that game they will climb above Swansea and a big win could take them second, albeit Brentford currently have the best goal difference in the division.

Brentford will be looking to complete a Sky Bet Championshop double over Coventry City. Ivan Toney scored both goals as The Bees won in West London in October. That was the first meeting between the teams since early 2014 as this is Coventry's first season in the Championship since 2011/12. They were promoted as League One champions last season on a points-per-game basis after the campaign was halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The game will be played at St Andrew's, the home of Birmingham City, where Coventry have hosted their matches in the past two seasons. The Sky Blues have won five home games this term, more than Birmingham have, and have only lost four. They currently sit 20th in the table, three points ahead of Sheffield Wednesday, who are 22nd and occupy the final relegation space at present. Defeat to Norwich last night leaves them four without a win and they have two victories in their past 12 Championship fixtures.

The match kicks-off at 12.30pm on Saturday and will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on Sky Sports. As it is a weekend away game chosen for live broadcast, this is the only way to watch the game on Saturday. 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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