Bournemouth v Brentford LIVE commentary: Bees look for Championship play-off revenge – kick-off time and team news

Bournemouth host Brentford tonight in the first-leg of their Championship play-off semi-final clash.

Jonathan Woodgate’s Cherries, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, finished sixth in the table after losing their last three games of the regular season.

Thomas Frank’s Brentford are looking for revenge in the Championship play-offs

Brentford, meanwhile, ended up in third and won four on the bounce to head into the play-offs as the form team.

The Bees lost in the play-off final last season, losing 2-1 to Fulham, and will be eager to banish memories of that heartache this term.

The return leg will take place in west London on Saturday before the final on May 29 where either Barnsley or Swansea will await.

Bournemouth v Brentford: How to listen

This match will get under way at 6pm on Monday, May 17.

Full coverage from the Vitality Stadium will be exclusively live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up starting at 5pm.

Dan Windle will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and David Connolly.

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Jonathan Woodgate’s Bournemouth take on Brentford in the Championship play-off semi-finals
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Bournemouth v Brentford: Team news

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Bournemouth v Brentford: What has been said?

Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate believes previous play-off heartache may still “fester” in the minds of Brentford’s players ahead of a “monster” semi-final showdown.

“I wouldn’t say the ones previous because a lot of the players weren’t there for that but last season will have, definitely,” Woodgate replied when asked if the opposition’s past failures would have had a lasting mental impact.

“For me, they were one of the outstanding teams in the division. Last season they were exceptional and failed at the final hurdle.

“They’ve been to that final and lost and know what it feels like.

“It can work both ways; they know that feeling when they’ve been beaten in the final, they know how hard it’s been for them. That can fester, that can stay in the minds of players.

“Both teams are under pressure. We know it’s a pressurised situation. We know it’s an absolute monster game and the players know that.

“They are the favourites to go up, there’s no question about that.”