Fans make emphatic Championship play-off final prediction in landslide vote

Brentford face Swansea City at Wembley in the match dubbed ‘the richest game in football’ with a place in the Premier League at stake

The Championship play-off final – the game often dubbed ‘the richest in football’ – takes place this Saturday.

Both Brentford and Swansea City will be targeting victory and the riches it brings with it. Not least of all a place in the Premier League.

For the Swans, it would mean a return to the top flight after being relegated in 2018.

As for Thomas Frank’s side, if they were to earn promotion it would represent a chance to play at the top table of English football for the first time since 1947.

And it appears a clear winner has already been identified.

Brentford and Swansea meet at Wembley on Saturday

Fans who voted in our promotion battle survey were asked to choose from the four teams who competed in the play-offs; Brentford, Swansea, Barnsley and Bournemouth.

And the Bees came out on top with a significant proportion of the votes. Forty-three per cent of voters believe they will prosper on Saturday.

As for the Swans, they gained 18 per cent of the votes – exactly the same as beaten play-off semi-finalists Barnsley.

The two regular league meetings between the two teams earlier this season both ended 1-1, giving little away as to how Saturday’s game could pan out.

Our survey also asked fans to choose which team they think will earn promotion NEXT season.

Fulham suffered an immediate relegation from the Premier League

The relegated trio of Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United will join the likes of Bournemouth, Reading and Cardiff in what looks like another strong line-up.

And most fans believe that the Cottagers are likeliest to enjoy a straight return to the top flight.

Read the full results of the survey below:

Who will gain promotion to the Premier League:

Brentford – 43 per cent

Bournemouth – 21 per cent

Swansea – 18 per cent

Barnsley – 18 per cent

When asked who will gain promotion from the Championship NEXT season, the most common answer given was : Fulham .

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