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Swansea City will do battle with guests Preston North End at Liberty Stadium in the Championship clash on Monday.
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Swansea City will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Birmingham City.
In that game, Swansea City managed 57% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Birmingham City got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Scott Hogan (90') was the scorer for Birmingham City.
Swansea City have found it difficult to unlock defences in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 4 vs opponents during the course of their last six outings. In those meetings, The Swans have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 7. That sort of pattern might not be sustained here, though.
Coming into this clash, Swansea City are unbeaten in the league by Preston North End in their last 5 games.
Preston North End
In the game prior to this, Preston North End drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Norwich City.
In that match, Preston North End had 34% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Preston North End was Brad Potts (90'). Norwich City got 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Emiliano Buendía (17') scored for Norwich City.
Over the course of 5 of the prior six clashes featuring Preston North End, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell works out to a mere 1.83, with the average goals for The Lilywhites equalling 0.5.
Coming into this clash, Preston North End have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 02/04/2011 tells us that Swansea City have won 3 of them and Preston North End 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A combined sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 for The Swans and 6 created by The Lilywhites. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league clash featuring the two was Championship match day 1 on 12/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Preston North End 0-1 Swansea City.
On that day, Preston North End had 59% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
For their opponents, Swansea City had 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Morgan Gibbs-White (53') scored.
The match was refereed by Robert Jones.
Team News: Swansea City
Conor Hourihane (Hamstring Injury), Steven Benda (Ankle Injury), Tivonge Rushesha (Torn knee ligament), Liam Cullen (Ankle Injury) and Jordan Morris (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Swansea manager Steve Cooper.
Team News: Preston North End
Thanks to a largely available group, there is just a single fitness worry for the Preston North End gaffer Frankie McAvoy to contend with. Patrick Bauer (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action. Alan Browne is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
For this match, we think that Preston North End will manage to score against this Swansea City side, however that probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Swansea City by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Liberty Stadium (21,088)
Captain: Matt Grimes
Chairman: Julian Winter
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Championship position 3
🔑 Key Man: Conor Hourihane
Customarily used in 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 got 5 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.