Swansea City Preview vs Brentford (A)

Swansea City will travel to Griffin Park this Saturday afternoon to take on Brentford as Graham Potter’s side will be hoping to end a run of three winless games.

Last time out, the Swans fell to defeat at the hands of Derby County as the East Midlands club put further misery on Swansea’s league position when Frank Lampard’s side picked up three points in to a 2-1 win at Pride Park.

Declan John looked bright in the game for the Swans down the left hand side and the fans will be hoping a similar performance can be replicated for this upcoming home fixture with Brentford.

Last time out at the Liberty, Swans’ top goal scorer Oliver McBurnie notched his eight goal of the campaign and the twenty 22-year-old will be hoping to add to this tally and inspire his side to a much needed win. The South Welsh club have got their work cut out this weekend and if three points is secured, this could potentially take the Swans within five points of the play-off places.

As for the Brentford, Thomas Frank’s side come into the game off the back of an impressive draw against West Brom last time out. A late Lewis Macleod goal salvaged a point for the Greater London club and the midfielder will be hoping to add to his three goals he has already scored in the Championship this season.

The Bees will be looking to top scorer Neal Maupay to provide the finishing touch this weekend as the Frenchman has managed to score an impressive 13 goals and provide six assists this campaign, making him the division’s second highest scorer behind Lewis Grabban.

With Brentford sitting 17th in the table and only four points above the drop zone, The Bees’ fans will be hopeful that a win could drag them further away from the dreaded drop zone.

Team News:

Swansea could potentially be without forward Daniel James for the away tie as the 21-year-old limped off at Pride Park last Saturday following a hamstring injury. The Welsh forward is awaiting a scan. Graham Potter has insisted Wilfried Bony may feature in the game as the Ivorian is still recovering from a major ligament injury that occurred nine months ago.

As for the home side, Thomas Frank could be without defender Rico Henry as the left-back hobbled off with a suspected knee injury during the second-half of his sides 1-1 clash with the Baggies. After the game, the gaffer stated the injury isn’t ‘too serious’, this indicates Rico Henry could play some part in Saturday’s game.

Predicted Line-Ups:

Swansea: – GK: Mudler RWB: Roberts CB: Carter-Vickers CB: Van der hoorn LWB: John CM: Fulton CM: Fer RF: McBurnie LF: Celina ST: Bony

Brentford: – GK: Bentley RB: Dalsgaard CB: Konsa Ngoyo CB: Mepham LB: Odubajo CDM: McEachran RM: Watkins CM: Marcondes CM: Sawyers LM: Judge ST: Maupay

Prediction: 

Brentford 2-2 Swansea City

Picture Credit: Swansea City

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