The final chapter of Brentford's first Premier League season will be written this weekend. The Bees have played 37 of their 38 matches in the 2021/22 Premier League campaign. The last one is against Leeds United on Sunday, 22 May, at 4pm, at our new stadium.
There is plenty on the line for both teams as The Bees look to continue a winning run. Brentford beat Everton 3-2 on Sunday, 15 May, having beaten Southampton 3-0 the weekend before. They have lost just one in their last seven and two in their last ten, winning seven of those matches.
The win at Everton pushed Brentford up to 11th in the Premier League table. With teams around The Bees having games in the coming days - before the final match of the season - Brentford can still finish anywhere between ninth and 15th. Realistically, Southampton would have to overturn a large goal difference swing so 14th is the lowest The Bees will end their debut Premier League campaign.
Leeds have their Premier League future on the line. They are currently 17th in the table, a point ahead of Burnley, who are 18th and occupy the final relegation spot. Leeds are also a point behind Everton.
Burnley and Everton both play on Thursday, 19 May, and Leeds are relying on other results. Due to their goal difference, is Burnley take four points from two games and Everton take three, Leeds will be relegated. Even a win on the final day could not save Leeds in that scenario.
Leeds come to West London without a win in five matches. They needed a stoppage time equaliser to take a point against Brighton and Hove Albion on 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.
A limited number of tickets for the game may be available on the ticket exchange to My Bees Members who have not yet purchased a ticket and who meet special access criteria, in place due to the high-profile nature of the fixture. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served and subject to availability. See full ticket information here.
The match is not currently planned to be live on UK TV but Brentford fans can listen live on Bees Player. TV matches for the last weekend of the season will be chosen shortly but the kick-off time will not change. Full information on the Bees Player service can be seen here. Bees fans living overseas should check this page to see if they can watch the game live.