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Birmingham City make the trip to Liberty Stadium on Saturday for the Championship meeting with home side Swansea City.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Swansea City v Birmingham City can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Swansea City will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-1 Championship triumph against Preston North End.
In that match, Swansea City had 41% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Swansea City was Morgan Gibbs-White (53'). On the other side, Preston North End got 10 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Over their last 6 fixtures, Steve Cooper's Swansea City have celebrated scoring a total of 8 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.33.
Going into this one, Swansea City haven't been beaten in the league by Birmingham City in their previous 5 games.
Birmingham City will go into this game following on from a 1-0 Championship win to beat Brentford in their last outing.
In that match, Birmingham City had 36% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Birmingham City was Jérémie Béla (37'). At the other end, Brentford had 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
Looking at their form, and Birmingham City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. Defensively, The Blues have not been doing too well. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Pre-game facts show that Birmingham City:
- have not beaten Swansea City when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 25/09/2013 tells us that Swansea City have won 3 of these games and Birmingham City 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 12 of them from The Swans and 8 coming from The Blues. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Championship match day 42 on 08/07/2020 when it ended Birmingham City 1-3 Swansea City.
In that match, Birmingham City managed 40% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Lukas Jutkiewicz (5').
Swansea City got 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Rhian Brewster (12'), Ben Cabango (45') and Jay Fulton (52') scored.
The referee was Jarred Gillett.
Team News: Swansea City
Swansea City manager Steve Cooper doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game with a completely healthy squad available to select from.
It’s our opinion that The Swans could use the 3-4-3 system this time and select Freddie Woodman, Joe Rodon, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi, Jake Bidwell, Matt Grimes, Korey Smith, Connor Roberts, Jamal Lowe, Morgan Gibbs-White and André Ayew.
Team News: Birmingham City
With a completely healthy squad available for selection, Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
There’s a good chance that The Blues will likely make use of a 4-4-2 lineup with a starting lineup of Neil Etheridge, Maxime Colin, Harlee Dean, George Friend, Kristian Pedersen, Ivan Sanchez, Adam Clayton, Ivan Sunjic, Jérémie Bela, Scott Hogan and Lucas Jutkiewicz.
We’re of the opinion that Birmingham City might need a bit of good fortune to see themselves scoring against this Swansea City team who we think might well score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Swansea City at the end of this game.
There should be little in it.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Liberty Stadium (21,088)
Captain: Matt Grimes
Chairman: Julian Winter
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Championship position 9