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Swansea City v Brentford rearranged

Bees to head to South Wales in late January

16 January 2021

Brentford's Sky Bet Championship match away to Swansea City has been rearranged. The Bees were due to head to South Wales on Saturday 23 January for a match scheduled to kick-off at 3pm. But that weekend has been set aside for Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round ties and with both teams involved in that competition, the match will be moved to Wednesday 27 January. It will kick-off at 7pm.

This game, when played, will be the sixth game between the sides in around 15 months. Brentford beat the Welsh outfit home and away in the league last season and came out on top in a Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final in July. The Bees lost away from home but won 3-1 in the final competitive First Team game at Griffin Park to progress to the Play-Off Final.

The teams drew 1-1 with they met in November. Ivan Toney put The Bees in front and while they had to withstand pressure, they held the lead in the final stages of the game. But André Ayew tapped in from close range to level it up inside the final 15 minutes and earn his team a point.

Both teams are currently in the top four in the Championship. Swansea sit second, four points behind leaders Norwich City. They are two places and two points ahead of Brentford but The Bees have a game in hand. That gap could stretch as Swansea play Barnsley away from home this evening, Saturday 16 January, while The Bees are not in action.

 


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