Betting odds, tip & prediction for AFC Bournemouth – FC Brenford ➔ Championship Playoffs, Semi-Final, Monday, 17.05.2021 at 19:00
"𝙂𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮-𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙜𝙪𝙚. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙩𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚."@Danjuma's ready for tonight ✊#afcb 🍒
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) May 17, 2021
In the semi-final first leg of the Championship Playoffs, AFC Bournemouth will take on Brentford FC.
While Bournemouth have their sights set on an immediate return to League One after relegation in pre-season, Brentford are looking to gain promotion to the Premier League for the first time ever. My Bournemouth Brentford tip assumes that a close promotion battle will develop.
Going into the season as one of the first candidates for promotion, AFC Bournemouth were only able to fulfil the high expectations to a limited extent during the course of the season.
At the end of the regular season, the team, now coached by Jonathan Woodgate, had to settle for sixth place in the table and, with a 14-point gap to second place, missed out on direct promotion by a world of difference.
However, Bournemouth could recommend themselves for higher tasks, especially offensively. After 46 league games, they have scored 73 goals and have the third-best attack in the Championship after Brentford (79) and champions Norwich (75).
However, the recent form curve speaks against AFC. They have failed to pick up a single point in their last three games and have failed to score a goal of their own.
In any case, the traditional club did not appear as a candidate for promotion during the second half of the season.
In the 23 games of the second half of the season, they suffered ten defeats and ended up in eighth place in the second-round table. At least the home record is as good as ever.
With 13 wins, three draws and seven draws, Bournemouth was the fourth best home team in the regular season. With 40 goals scored, they also had the second best home attack after Watford (44).
Real low odds have Bet-at-home and Co. (all info on the Bet-at-home voucher) for a home win against Brentford in their respective offers, however. In fact, the odds are widely spread above 2.50.
Bournemouth – Brentford: Statistics & Facts
|Bournemouth last lost three games in a row for the first time ever this season.|
|Five of Brentford’s last six games have gone into half-time with a draw.|
|Bournemouth have lost just one of their last five home games against Brentford.|
With Brentford FC, AFC will face a much more in-form opponent.
In the last twelve games, Thomas Frank’s team has not suffered a single defeat and has won the last four games in a row. They were able to rely not least on their own defence.
In the last eight games, “The Bees” have conceded only two goals. On the fourth-last matchday, they scored 1:0 at Bournemouth.
Brentford’s away record also speaks in their favour.
In 23 away games, they have suffered only five defeats and finished the regular season in second place in the away table with six draws and twelve wins.
With 40 goals scored, Brentford were also the most attacking away team in the league. Fittingly: The last three away games were all won with a goal difference of 9:1.
At least in the direct comparison, however, Brentford are narrowly on the losing side. After 34 matches with Bournemouth, AFC have 14 wins, eight draws and twelve victories for Brentford.
However, Brentford FC had the upper hand in each of the two regular-season encounters. In addition to the aforementioned 1-0 win in the second leg, there was a 2-1 home victory in the first leg.
In total, Bournemouth have lost their last three competitive encounters. The last AFC success dates back to the Championship season 2014/2015. At home, it was a narrow 1:0.
Overall, Bournemouth’s home record is positive. Out of 17 home games against Brentford, only four were lost. In addition, the statistics show three draws and ten wins.
Remarkable: In the 34 duels so far, a total of only 80 goals have been scored – a far below-average value in international comparison.
Summary: The starting position in the run-up to the match is quite ambivalent.