Brentford's second successive Sky Bet Championship Play-Off campaign will start one week today. The regular season ended on Saturday as The Bees beat Bristol City 3-1. That confirmed a third-placed finish for the second year in a row and Brentford will compete in the Play-Offs for a place in the Premier League.
The win at Bristol City was Brentford's fourth in a row. They are unbeaten in 12 and have lost one in 15. That defeat was against Norwich City, who won the Championship title and have already secured promotion.
The Bees will face AFC Bournemouth in the Play-Off Semi-Finals. The teams will compete over two matches for a place in the Final at the end of May. The first game will be at Bournemouth next Monday, 17 May, and will kick-off at 6pm.
Bournemouth ended the season with three defeats in a row and finished sixth. The first of those was to Brentford three weeks ago and the last was at home to Stoke City on Saturday. Prior to that, they had won seven in a row to clinch a top six spot.
Bryan Mbeumo came off the substitute's bench to score the winner in the game between the teams in mid-April. The Bees had been reduced to ten men after Pointus Jansson was sent off, but dominated and took the points. Brentford also won the game in West London in December, coming from behind to take the points with Tariqe Fosu grabbing the winner.
Brentford also beat Bournemouth in the meeting before, recording a 3-1 win in 2015, just before the South Coast side won promotion to the top flight, where they stayed for six years. Bournemouth won three and lost just one of the eight meetings prior to that. Brentford's one win in that period was a 6-0 victory in an EFL Trophy game when Mike Grella scored four of the goals.
Current expectations are that the match will be open to fans. Precise details are being awaited from the Government but it is known that no away fans will be able to attend so there will be no Bees supporters at the match. It will, however, be available live on Sky Sports.
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.