Derby County v Swansea City Match Preview
Swansea travel to Derby County on Saturday, after both sides lost in midweek. Swansea will be hoping for a 4th away win of the season at Pride Park after their defeat to West Brom. Wilfried Bony now looks fully fit after his lengthy injury break, but it remains to be seen what his role is in Graham Potter’s plans. Frank Lampard’s first foray into management has been relatively successful so far, but a couple of shock results have knocked his side out of the play off places. If you are heading down to Pride Park, check out our Derby County Away Day Guide for all you need to know.
Derby County Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Gary Rowett got one over on his old side when his Stoke team beat Derby 2-1 on Wednesday. Former Swansea winger Sam Clucas grabbed his first Potters goal, before a bizarre break in play. Stoke midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo was shown a straight red card after a high challenge on Richard Keogh, but it was the aftermath that shocked spectators. Bradley Johnson appeared to bite Joe Allen’s shoulder as the teams came together, with Johnson now handed a violent conduct charge. With Stoke down to 10 men, Derby’s Harry Wilson scored a low free kick to bring the scores level. It was Stoke who would score a winner though, as Tom Ince scored against his old club with 25 minutes remaining. Derby’s defeat leaves The Rams in 7th, just outside the play off places on goal difference.
Both Teams To Score - 10/13*
Swansea City Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Swansea lost at home for the second time in 5 days with a 2-1 loss to West Brom. Swansea got off to the perfect start with Oli McBurnie’s 10th minute goal, hammering home after Conor Roberts’ shot was saved. The lead only lasted for 3 minutes however, as West Brom exposed Swansea’s fragility at set pieces. Craig Dawson’s back post header looped over Erwin Mulder and nestled into the far corner. It was deja vu for West Brom’s second, this time it was Ahmed Hegazy who easily nodded in at the back stick. The second goal knocked the wind out of Swansea, who struggled to get into the game after the break. Wilfried Bony and Jefferson Montero were both introduced, but it was too little too late. Graham Potter’s side have now fallen to 11th place, with 26 points.
Oli McBurnie To Score First - 13/2*
Derby County v Swansea City Head To Head Record
Derby Wins - 15
Draws - 6
Swansea City Wins - 19
Both Derby and Swansea were in the Championship between 2008 and 2011, before Swansea’s promotion to the Premier League. The 6 games played between the sides in the period mostly fell in Swansea’s favour, with 2 wins and 3 draws, against Derby’s 1 loss. In the last meeting at Pride Park, an Ashley Williams early own goal set Swansea off on the wrong foot. Steve Davies added another after the break, before Darren Pratley grabbed a consolation for Swansea. Don’t expect a goal fest on Saturday, in the last 9 meetings between the sides, we have only seen over 3 goals on 2 occasions.
Under 2.5 Goals - 10/11*
Where To Watch Derby County v Swansea City
Derby County v Swansea City will be available to all Swans TV subscribers, with live commentary and punditry throughout the game.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
Derby County 1-1 Swansea City - 11/2*
Neither side comes into the game in form and we expect a close encounter at Pride Park.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting correct at the time of writing.