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Not long now until the long-awaited Championship Play-offs semi-final battle between Swansea City and Barnsley on Saturday. With the big prize for the side that makes it through the match being a place in the final, let’s hope for an exciting game of football.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Swansea City v Barnsley - along with the latest match odds.
Swansea City are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-1 Championship Play-offs victory versus Barnsley.
In that match, Swansea City managed 52% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Watford got 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Andre Gray (56') and Isaac Success (87') scored for Watford.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Swansea City haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Swans have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
It is worth noting that Barnsley have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous 6 games, recording the disappointing return of only 4. In those matches, The Tykes have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 7.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings going back to 28/08/2012 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for Barnsley. They have not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas Swansea City have just been stronger than them, getting wins in 67% of those games played.
A sum of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 of them from The Swans and 2 for The Tykes. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
Team News: Swansea City
Brandon Cooper (Ankle Injury), Tivonge Rushesha (Torn knee ligament) and Jordan Morris (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Swansea gaffer Steve Cooper.
Team News: Barnsley
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there is only a single fitness problem for the Barnsley manager Valérien Ismaël to be concerned with. Ben Williams (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Barnsley and Swansea City could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
We’re therefore expecting a close game with a 0-0 draw at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Liberty Stadium (21,088)
Captain: Matt Grimes
Chairman: Julian Winter
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Championship position 4, Championship Play-offs (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Jamal Lowe
Mostly taking up the Right Wing position, Jamal Lowe was born in England. After having made a senior debut playing for Barnet in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 14 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 46 appearances.