Brentford vs Swansea preview
Last Updated: 07/12/18 12:00pm
Brentford are hoping Rico Henry will be available for Swansea's Sky Bet Championship visit to Griffin Park.
Henry started his first game in 14 months at West Brom on Monday after being sidelined with a serious knee injury.
The 21-year-old left-back was forced off during the 1-1 draw after taking a knock to the knee and Emiliano Marcondes (ankle) will also be assessed. Lewis MacLeod could be recalled after his last-gasp equaliser at The Hawthorns prevented a seventh defeat in eight games for the Bees.
Swansea, four points and four places better off than Brentford in 13th, are without Daniel James for at least the next fortnight. James suffered a slight hamstring strain in the 2-1 defeat at Derby last weekend, but Swansea hope the Wales winger will be fit for the Christmas programme.
Wilfried Bony returns to the squad after being rested at Derby, but Tom Carroll is again ruled out by a groin problem. Luciano Narsingh is nearing full fitness following a hamstring injury suffered in mid-October, but the Dutch winger must wait for his first appearance of the season.
Brentford have lost their last four matches against Swansea in all competitions, losing all four by the same score (0-2).
Swansea and Brentford haven't faced in the second tier since the 1953-54 campaign.
Swansea have lost four of their last five Championship games (W1), including each of their last three.
Brentford have lost their last two home league games - they haven't lost three in a row since November 2016.
Swansea striker Olivier McBurnie has found the net in just three of his last 14 Championship appearances (4 goals).
Neal Maupay has had a hand in 11 of Brentford's 19 home league goals this season (7 goals, 4 assists).
David Prutton predicts: 1-2 (11/1 with Sky Bet)