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The Championship tie at Liberty Stadium on Saturday sees home side Swansea City prepare for the visit of Rotherham United.
Our tips, poll and stats for Swansea City v Rotherham United can all be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Swansea City will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Norwich City.
In that game, Swansea City managed 44% possession and 19 shots on goal with 5 on target. Norwich City got 21 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Marco Stiepermann (84') scored for Norwich City.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the past 6 meetings where Swansea City have been involved. With regard to the goal split in that period, opposing sides scored a total of 4 while The Swans managed the sum of 7. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Swansea City have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Rotherham United head into the game following on from a 2-1 Championship win with the defeat of Preston North End in their previous match.
In that match, Rotherham United managed 43% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Rotherham United, the goalscorers were Richard Wood (53') and Matt Crooks (86'). At the other end, Preston North End had 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ryan Ledson (80') was the scorer for Preston North End.
The stats tell the story, and Rotherham United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in all. At the back, The Millers have seen their frailties exposed.
Taking a look at their past results, Rotherham United:
- haven't won against Swansea City in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 17/04/2006 tells us that Swansea City have won 3 of them & Rotherham United 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 of them for The Swans and 9 coming from The Millers. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league contest between the two was Championship match day 43 on 19/04/2019 and the score finished Swansea City 4-3 Rotherham United.
In that game, Swansea City had 71% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Oli McBurnie (36', 79'), Barrie McKay (50') and George Byers (69').
Rotherham United got 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. Michael Ihiekwe (10'), Matt Crooks (38') and Will Vaulks (83') scored.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
Team News: Swansea City
Ben Cabango (Hamstring Injury), George Byers (Groin Injury) and Morgan Gibbs-White (Fractured Foot) are not available for Swansea gaffer Steve Cooper. Declan John cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Rotherham United
Rotherham manager Paul Warne has a number of players out of action. Trevor Clarke (Calf Injury), Clark Robertson (Fractured Foot), Matthew Olosunde (Knee Injury) and Chiedozie Ogbene (Knee Injury) can’t be considered.
Our feeling is that Swansea City will most probably get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
However, Rotherham United might well find it a difficult task to get shooting opportunities although we do think it’s probable that they will be hitting back at some stage.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Swansea City after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Liberty Stadium (21,088)
Captain: Matt Grimes
Chairman: Julian Winter
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Championship position 6
🔑 Star Player: André Ayew
Customarily deployed in the Left Wing position, André Ayew was born in Seclin, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Marseille in the 2007 - 2008 season, the gifted Forward has struck 5 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 11 appearances.