How to watch Brentford vs Swansea Championship play-off final live in Australia and start time
Millions of pounds are at stake this weekend when Brentford and Swansea vie for promotion to the English Premier League.
Only 12,000 fans will be allowed to attend this play-off final at the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium. But it's better than none and will bring some atmosphere for a game known as the most lucrative in world football. Millions of pounds in revenue available in the Premier League await the winner.
Brentford advanced with a 3-1 victory over a 10-man Bournemouth to turn around a 1-0 deficit from the first leg. Swansea reached the final following their 1-1 draw against Barnsley sealed a 2-1 aggregate triumph. Both Championship meetings between the Bees and the Swans this season ended 1-1.
Brentford vs Swansea Championship final Australian start time
The promotion play-off final kicks off at 12am AEST on Sunday 30 May at Wembley Stadium.
How to watch the Championship final live in Australia
The Championship final is exclusive to beIN SPORTS in Australia. That gives you a range of options for catching this massive clash, including Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel iQ or if you have the beIN SPORTS Pack for Fetch TV. You can also access it directly through beIN SPORTS CONNECT. You can see a breakdown of all the details in our guide on watching the EFL Championship.
Stream EFL Championship final via beIN SPORTS CONNECT
EFL Championship fans can keep up with the competition online directly through beIN's own streaming service, beIN SPORTS CONNECT. You can watch all three beIN SPORTS channels for $19.99 a month or $179.99 a year.
You can tune in via computers and mobile devices. New customers get a two-week free trial to test it all out.
Stream Brentford vs Swansea on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports has a 14-day free trial for new users. So the Championship play-off final could be a great time to test it out. All up, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports and we have put together a full review of the service for you.
Subscriptions for Kayo Sports are $25 per month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you an additional screen.
Kayo also has a number of special features, such as Kayo Minis. Available shortly after matches have completed, you can then watch a condensed version. Other features include SplitView, where you can watch four sports at once, Interactive Stats and Key Moments.
The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.
Who will win the Brentford vs Swansea final?
This is the second straight season where the Bees and the Swans have met in the Championship play-offs. The London side knocked Swansea out 3-2 on aggregate in last season's semi-final.
Brentford have reached consecutive Championship play-off finals, a feat Aston Villa achieved in 2018 and 2019. Last year the Bees lost the final 2-1 to Fulham. Based on estimates from that 2020 final, according to analysis from Deloitte's Sports Business Group, promotion to the Premier League will reap revenue of at least £135m, rising to £265m if they avoid relegation in their first season in the Premier League.
Swansea City are hoping to return to the Premier League after being relegated in the 2017–18 season. In their only previous Championship play-off final, they beat Reading 4-2 in the 2010-11 decider under then-manager Brendan Rodgers.
Brentford have never been promoted through the play-offs in nine attempts. Surely this is their year. Brentford 2-1.
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