Brentford vs Swansea City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Brentford entertain Swansea City on Tuesday night, in a fixture that will certainly entertain the neutral. The Swans will be seeking revenge after losing to the Bees in semifinals of last season's Championship play-offs. 

Both sides come into Tuesday night's game brimming with confidence, with Brentford securing a 3-0 victory at Luton Town and Swansea beating free-scoring Blackburn 2-0. The Bees now sit a point behind the final play-off spot and will be hoping to sit within them come full-time on Tuesday.

Team news

Given that there are no late injury or fitness concerns, Thomas Frank may opt to stay with the team that secured an emphatic win at Luton. But during this busy period, Brentford's boss may need to keep rotating the squad. 

Marcus Forss is continuing to impress coming on from the bench and his outstanding record of four goals in a total of 112 minutes could warrant him with starting position. 

Pontus Jansson is still recovering from a hamstring injury that was sustained earlier on in the campaign. But, whether the commanding centre-back will be ready for Swansea is looking  unlikely. 

From a Swans perspective, they find themselves in a very similar position to their hosts. No injuries were picked up at the weekend, but Steve Cooper may need to freshen things up or adapt to the threat the Bees possess.

Cooper is expected to make a decision whether summer signing Ryan Bennett will feature, who would most likely replace Kyle Naughton if preferred. 

Another question for Cooper is whether Kasey Palmer will take the place of Yan Dhanda. The pair have been battling it out over the last couple of weeks for a more advanced midfield role and Palmer may be given his first start of the season since joining on-loan from Bristol City.

Predicted lineups

Brentford (4-3-3): Raya, Dalsgaard, Pinnock, Sorensen, Henry, Jensen, Da Silva, Marcondes, Mbuemo, Toney, Canos

Swansea City: (5-2-1-2): Woodman, Roberts, Bennett, Guehi, Cabango, Bidwell, Smith, Fulton, Palmer, Ayew, Lowe

Ones to watch

After no goals in his first two league appearances, Ivan Toney has now recorded nine in his last seven. The ex-Peterborough man has filled the boots of the departed Ollie Watkins brilliantly thus far, and he joins his former Newcastle United teammate in Adam Armstrong as the top goal-scorers in the league.

Toney is a player who brings more than just an excellent goal-scoring record, he has an impressive footballing brain and knows where to position himself and of course, where the back of the net is. He also possesses an element of physicality that allows him to hold off defenders and bring Brentford's midfield into play. 

Meanwhile, Andre Ayew is an exceptional talent that has once again shown his brilliance this campaign. He can operate on both wings and sometimes even more central, with his ability on the ball creating chances out of nowhere. Ayew has a wonderful left foot and is always involved in anything Swansea do going forward.

The Ghanaian has four goals and an assist to his name this season and will be looking to better last season's record, in which he was directly involved in 22 goals. Like Toney, he is also a threat in the air and will show tremendous strength to keep hold of the ball. 

Previous meetings

Last season the clubs faced each other four times, as they met in the semi-finals of the play-offs. Brentford won three out of the four ties, with Swansea victorious just the once. However, the first win of last season for Brentford over the Swans, ended a streak of seven consecutive losses.  

Brentford won both their home ties 3-1 in the 2019/20 campaign, with the latter victory being the last game ever played at Griffin Park. The win took Brentford to the play-off final where they were narrowly beaten by West London rivals Fulham.

How to watch 

The match will kick-off at 7:00pm BST and is available to purchase for £10 via the club's respective iFollow coverage.

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