Defeat to west London rivals Fulham, after extra time, in last season’s Championship play-off final was the end of a gruelling Covid-hit season and the Bees have done well to bounce back for a second bite of the cherry.
Bournemouth completely lost their way in the final weeks of the season and their defeat to Brentford just three weeks ago will remain in the memory.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Bournemouth vs Brentford is scheduled for a 6pm BST kick-off tonight - Monday, May 17, 2021.
The first-leg match will be held at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.
Where to watch Bournemouth vs Brentford
TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Football and Main Event channels, with coverage beginning at 5:30pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Bournemouth vs Brentford team news
Jack Wilshere is pushing for a start for Bournemouth, while Junior Stanislas is back after a hamstring injury.
For Brentford, Rico Henry is available, but Henrik Dalsgaard and Josh Dasilva remain sidelined.
Bournemouth vs Brentford lineups
Bournemouth predicted XI: Begovic; Stacey, Cook, Carter-Vickers, Kelly; Wilshere, Lerma; Brooks, Billing, Groenveld; Solanke
Brentford predicted XI: Raya; Jansson, Norgaard, Pinnock; Rasmussen, Janelt, Jensen, Mbeumo; Fosu-Henry; Forss, Toney
Bournemouth vs Brentford prediction
Brentford have the better squad and the momentum, though the Cherries will push them all the way across both legs. We’re backing Brentford to edge out a first-leg advantage, 1-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Bournemouth wins: 38
Brentford wins: 43
Betting odds and tips
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