The Championship tie at Liberty Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Swansea City welcome Bristol City.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Swansea City v Bristol City are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Swansea City will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 4-1 Championship defeat last time out to Huddersfield Town.
In that match, Swansea City managed 42% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Swansea City was Conor Hourihane (45'). On the other side, Huddersfield Town got 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Fraizer Campbell (22'), Lewis O'Brien (49') and Duane Holmes (52', 55') scored for Huddersfield Town.
Swansea City haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 9 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 9.
Heading into this fixture, Swansea City are unbeaten in the league by Bristol City in their last 3 matches.
Bristol City come into this clash following on from a 1-3 Championship win with the defeat of Middlesbrough in their previous match.
In that game, Bristol City had 42% possession and 6 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Bristol City, the goalscorers were Famara Diédhiou (21', 33') and Nahki Wells (37'). Middlesbrough had 17 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Dael Fry (80') scored for Middlesbrough.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Bristol City has been evident in recent matches. Checking on their last six outings shows that this has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 13 and The Robins have scored 3. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 01/02/2011, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Swansea City winning 2 of those games, Bristol City 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A total of 8 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 4 from The Swans and 4 being from The Robins. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The last league clash between the two was Championship match day 7 on 24/10/2020 when it finished Bristol City 1-1 Swansea City.
On that day, Bristol City managed 58% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Nahki Wells (83').
On the other side, Swansea City got 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Jamal Lowe (51') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Oliver Langford.
Team News: Swansea City
Steven Benda (Ankle Injury), Wayne Routledge (Calf Injury), Liam Cullen (Ankle Injury), Tivonge Rushesha (Torn knee ligament) and Jordan Morris (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Swansea manager Steve Cooper.
Team News: Bristol City
Due to a mostly full-strength squad, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Bristol City manager Paul Simpson to be concerned about. Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here. Rene Gilmartin will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It looks to us that Swansea City have it within them to be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the other end, Bristol City could well struggle to break down their defence but do we see them hitting back at some stage.
We’re predicting a decent 3-1 winning score for Swansea City at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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
⭐ Key Player: Conor Hourihane
Generally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Conor Hourihane was born in Cork, Rep. Ireland. After making a first senior appearance for Plymouth Argyle in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.