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Brentford vs Bournemouth: Championship playoff semi-final – LIVE!

Brentford are looking to bounce back from a 1-0 first-leg defeat as they face Bournemouth for a place in the Championship Playoff Final.

The visitors are looking to join Norwich and Watford in securing an immediate return to the Premier League following their relegation last year.

Brentford, meanwhile, are trying to overcome the disappointment of last season’s Playoff Final defeat against Fulham by winning promotion, though they will need to overcome a dismal playoff record which has seen them fail in all nine of their campaigns across various divisions.

The Bees’ hopes will be boosted by the return of fans, many of whom will be attending a game at the club’s new home for the first time, after they left Griffin Park at the end of last season.

You can follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog…

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Standard Sport prediction

The Bees were lacklustre in the first-leg and though Thomas Frank has promised a different game in the second-leg, Bournemouth’s prowess on the counter-attack with the likes of David Brooks and Danjuma means they will be a threat.

1-1 draw – Bournemouth go through.

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Bournemouth team news

Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate rates both Ben Pearson and captain Steve Cook as “50-50” to be fit after being forced off in the first-leg.

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Brentford team news

Brentford have no fresh injury concerns and could welcome Rico Henry and Henrik Dalsgaard back into the starting lineup, after both came through substitute appearances on their returns from injury in the first-leg.

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How to watch

TV channel: Today’s match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the game live via the SkyGo app.

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Brentford vs Bournemouth in this afternoon’s Championship Playoff semi-final.

We’ll have all the team news and build-up ahead of a 12:30pm kick-off…


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