Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers Match Preview
Swansea City are looking to bounce back from their 3 game winless run at home to Blackburn Rovers this Tuesday. The Swans lost their second game in a row at Villa Park and now find themselves in the Championship’s bottom half. A home match at the Liberty Stadium is a perfect opportunity for Swansea to bounce back and prove that they are still contenders for promotion this season.
Swansea City Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Swansea City lost for the second consecutive match at Villa Park at the weekend. Ex-Swans striker Tammy Abraham’s 8th minute header was enough to separate the sides. Villa were revitalised following Dean Smith’s appointment and pressured Swansea from the start. Swansea were lucky to be going into the break losing by just 1, but saw an improvement in the second half. Bersant Celina and Oli McBurnie both had chances, but still the best chances fell to Villa. Kristoffer Nordfeldt saved from both Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham as Villa pushed for a second. Ultimately, the game ended 1-0, giving Smith a winning start whilst sending Swansea down to 15th place.
Blackburn Rovers Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Blackburn Rovers ended Leeds United’s unbeaten away record with a 2-1 win at Ewood Park in Saturday’s early kick off. Danny Graham’s second minute header gave Rovers the perfect start, as they looked for a second win in a row against Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Leeds inevitably swarmed forward as they looked for an equaliser, but couldn’t create any clear cut chances. Just before the break however, Mateusz Klich finished off an impressive Leeds attack to send the teams in level. The Leeds pressure continued in the second half, but Blackburn looked dangerous on the counter. Rovers’ second goal came from another set piece, this time finished off by Darragh Lenihan. Blackburn rose to 7th following the win as they push for a second straight promotion.
Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers Head to Head
Swansea and Blackburn don’t have an extensive recent history. Swansea’s rise to the Premier League coincided with Blackburn’s drop through the divisions, meaning the 2 only met twice in the Premier League. In the Premier League, home advantage proved to be key as both sides won on home turf. Blackburn won 4-2 thanks to 4 goals from Yakubu, with Swansea winning the return fixture 3-0. The last time the 2 clubs met was in the 2014/15 FA Cup. Blackburn were in the Championship at the time, but managed a 3-1 victory over 9 man Swansea at Ewood Park.
Where to Watch and Where to Listen
Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers will be shown on Sky Sports red button, as well as live on Swans TV.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
Swansea will expect a tight game against Blackburn, but will be hoping to bounce back after a couple of tough results. A packed out Liberty Stadium in midweek should spur the team on to a win.
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