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Swansea City meet visitors Derby County at Liberty Stadium in the Championship tie on Saturday.
All Swansea City v Derby County match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Swansea City enter this match following on from a 2-2 Championship stalemate vs Reading.
In that game, Swansea City had 49% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Swansea City, the scorers were Jamal Lowe (67') and André Ayew (83'). At the other end, Reading got 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Yakou Meïté (31') and Tomás Esteves (93') scored for Reading.
In their prior 6 games, Steve Cooper's Swansea City have managed to score a combined total of 9 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Swansea City:
- have not emerged victorious against Derby County in their last 7 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Things will have to change soon.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Birmingham City in Championship competition, Derby County and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Derby County had 43% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Derby County was Colin Kazim-Richards (36'). Birmingham City had 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. Lukas Jutkiewicz (62', 84') scored for Birmingham City.
The numbers tell their own story, and Derby County have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals overall. At the back, The Rams have some weaknesses to address.
Their prior results show that Derby County:
- have not lost to Swansea City in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 8 league games. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings stretching back to 12/03/2011 shows that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Swansea City. They’ve not been able to register any wins at all while Derby County have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 67 per cent of those ties.
A total of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 from The Swans and 10 netted by The Rams. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was Championship match day 19 on 16/12/2020 when it ended Derby County 2-0 Swansea City.
On that occasion, Derby County managed 41% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Colin Kazim-Richards (4') and Kamil Jóźwiak (37').
Swansea City got 4 shots on goal with 0 on target.
The match was refereed by Gavin Ward.
Team News: Swansea City
Tivonge Rushesha (Torn knee ligament) and Jordan Morris (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Swansea boss Steve Cooper.
Team News: Derby County
Derby manager Wayne Rooney has to choose a team with limited availability. Curtis Davies (Achilles tendon rupture) and Krystian Bielik (Torn knee ligament) will not be playing here.
Derby County will manage to score against this Swansea City lineup, but that probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Swansea City at the end of the match.
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 5
⭐ Key Man: André Ayew
Typically taking to the field in the Left Wing position, André Ayew was born in Seclin, France. After having played his first senior match for Marseille in the 2007 - 2008 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 16 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in 42 appearances.