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Brentford v Leeds United to be shown live by Sky Sports

Bees end season with live match

20 May 2022

Brentford's final match of the 2021/22 Premier League season will be shown live by Sky Sports. The Bees will face Leeds United on Sunday, 22 May. The match will be played at our new stadium at 4pm on Sunday and will now be shown live in the UK.

The match is one of three that will be shown live on Sky Sports on Sunday. Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City v Aston Villa will also be shown. All games will be played at 4pm on Sunday.

Brentford will be looking to end their first Premier League season with a top half finish. The Bees are currently 11th in the table, two points behind Brighton and Hove Albion and three behind Leicester City. It would take a large goal difference swing for The Bees to catch Leicester but overtaking Brighton would ensure a top half finish.

Leeds need to pick up at least a point in West London to give themselves any chance of avoiding relegation from the Premier League. They are 18th, level on points with Burnley but with a significantly worse goal difference. Burnley face Newcastle United on the final day of the season. If Burnley win, Leeds will be relegated. If Leeds lose, Leeds will be relegated. Leeds need to better Burnley's result to stay in the top tier.

Leeds come to West London without a win in five matches. They needed a stoppage time equaliser to take a point against Brighton last Sunday. They also drew with Crystal Palace at the end of April and lost the three games in between. Leeds had taken 11 points from five matches before three straight defeats to Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea in an 11-day spell.

The game between the teams in Yorkshire earlier this season ended in a 2-2 draw. Brentford fell behind in the first half but came back to take the lead. Patrick Bamford equalised in stoppage time for the hosts but injured himself celebrating and has only played 100 minutes for Leeds in six-and-a-half months since.

The teams last met in the 2019/20 season, which was interrupted and extended by the Covid-19 outbreak. Leeds won the Sky Bet Championship title that season with Brentford finishing third and losing the Play-Off Final. Leeds won 1-0 at Elland Road that season and the teams drew 1-1 in West London.

The teams had met in six straight seasons before last term. Brentford won five of the 12 games between the teams with Leeds winning three. All three of those wins did come at Elland Road and Leeds have not won away at Brentford since an old Division Two game in 1950.

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