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Next Up: Bristol City

Regular season ends in West Country on Saturday

4 May 2021

Brentford's 20/21 season will continue for at least two more weeks but the last game of the regular 46-match Sky Bet Championship season will take place this week. The Bees have secured third place in the Championship and are on a run of three straight wins, the last of which was against Watford on Saturday. Next up for The Bees is a trip to Bristol City on Saturday, 8 May, for a match that will kick-off at 12.30pm.

The win over Watford was secured by second half goals from Marcus Forss and Ivan Toney. It followed wins over AFC Bournemouth and Rotherham United and extended Brentford's unbeaten run to 11 matches. The Bees have lost one in 14, which was away to champions Norwich City.

Brentford are four points behind Watford, who are second, and four ahead of Swansea City, who are fourth, which means they cannot change position. They will face a Play-Off tie on May 17 and 22 and wil definitely be at home for the Second Leg. That tie would currently be against Barnsley, who are sixth, but Bournemouth could also finish sixth.

Bournemouth and Barnsley are level on 77 points, seven behind Brentford, but the former have a better goal difference. Bournemouth host Stoke City on Saturday while Barnsley are at home to Norwich. Swansea are away at Watford and the three teams below The Bees could switch positions if they pick up different results on Saturday.

Brentford are looking to complete a Championship double over Bristol City. The Bees recovered from conceding inside the first three minutes to beat City in February. They responded and were level before half time thanks to Sergi Canós before Ivan Toney and Saman Ghoddos scored after the break. A late City goal to make it 3-2 could not prevent The Bees taking the points.

That continued Brentford's fine recent record in these matches. City have won just one of the last 13 games between the teams, which was Thomas Frank's first match as Brentford Head Coach when The Bees had Chris Mepham sent off. Apart from that win, in November 2018, City have not beaten Brentford in league competition since March 2007.

Bristol City are currently 19th in the table and on a run of nine without a win, six of which have been defeats. They have won three of their last 20 games and have not won at home since 26 January. City could finish as high as 16th if results go their way but may also finish 20th if they lose and Huddersfield Town win.

Saturday's match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. As per the 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 iFollow. See more here.

The announcement here also confirms that a team's away matches can only be purchased on a game-by game basis. Fans that want to watch will need to sign up for iFollow and pay £10 to tune in (£7 for international fans). Buy your Match Pass and watch at home.

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