It has been a difficult week for Brentford with three defeats in three matches in the space of just six days. But there is a chance to get back on track with the first of two home games in four days coming next. The Bees host Stoke City next Saturday but before that it is the visit of Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday, 24 February.
One week ago, Brentford's 21-match unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship came to an end with defeat against Barnsley. Further losses to Queens Park Rangers and Coventry City followed but The Bees still sit second in the Championship table. Norwich City are seven points ahead and Watford are third, on goal difference. Swansea City are fourth, a point behind The Bees.
Norwich could further stretch their lead at the top of the table as they play on Tuesday night this week, away to Birmingham City. Watford and Swansea, like The Bees, are playing on Wednesday night. Reading, in fifth, also play on Tuesday while AFC Bournemouth, in sixth, host seventh-placed Cardiff City on Wednesday.
Brentford will be looking to complete a Championship double over Sheffield Wednesday. The Bees won 2-1 at Hillsborough in October. Ivan Toney scored both that night, two of the 24 he has got so far this term. The Bees also beat Wednesday in West London last season, a 5-0 win in March being the last match played in front of fans at Griffin Park before the season was halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Wednesday currently sit 23rd in the Championship table. They have earned 34 points from 30 games but sit next to bottom because of a six-point deduction, reduced from 12, imposed on them. They lost at home to Birmingham City yesterday, who climbed above The Owls with the win, and to Stoke last week but had won three of four before that.
One of those wins was away at Bournemouth but that is their only away victory in 12 Championship trips. The Owls have lost ten away from home, which is the worst in the division, and have won just three. They have scored nine away goals in 15 away games.
The match will kick-off at 7pm but 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.
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 Wednesday when they log in to their iFollow account. See more here.
If you are not in that category, you can watch The Bees against The Owls 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 Wednesday.