Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday Match Preview
Swansea got back to winning ways away at Brentford at the weekend, ending their recent poor run of form. Sheffield Wednesday are the next visitors to the Liberty Stadium, having only won once in their last 8. A win for Swansea would be a welcome boost heading into the busy Christmas schedule, which sees 4 games coming within 4 days.
Swansea City Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Swansea bounced back from 3 losses in a row with an impressive 3-2 win away at Brentford. Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge returned to the starting line up after nearly 2 months out the squad, and were both influential. Routledge got Swansea off to the perfect start after just 1 minute, finishing off Barry McKay’s cross. It was another low cross that doubled Swansea’s lead, after Nathan Dyer broke into the box. Chris Mepham couldn't get out of the way, and deflected the cross into his net. Leroy Fer added a third after a spectacular build up, putting Swansea 3-0 up before 30 mins. Brentford pulled one back before the break, before scoring another with 20 minutes left to set up a difficult end to the game. Graham Potter’s men held on for the 3 points however, taking them to 29 points in 12th place.
Sheffield Wednesday Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Sheffield Wednesday continued a struggling start to the season with a 2-2 draw against Rotherham. In first half added time, Lucas Joao got his first goal of the afternoon after making the most of Rotherham’s defensive mishaps. The lead wouldn’t last for long however. Michael Smith equalised for Rotherham just 1 minute after the break, before a goalkeeping howler from Cameron Dawson gifted Rotherham a second. Lucas Joao headed in Wednesday’s equaliser but they easily could have lost the game. Manager Jos Luhukay might be the latest football league manager to lose his job, after 1 win in 8 puts Sheffield Wednesday in 17th.
Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday Head To Head
Swansea City Wins - 6
Draws - 11
Sheffield Wednesday Wins - 12
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the few teams that Swansea have very little history with. The sides have only met 6 times in the last 10 years, including 2 FA Cup ties last season. Last season, a 0-0 draw at Hillsborough sent a replay to the Liberty Stadium, before Swansea won 2-0 to advance to the next round. Their last league meeting at the Liberty was another 0-0, a score that has been common between the two sides recently. In the last 5 games, there have been 3 0-0 draws, with Swansea winning the other games 2-0.
Where To Watch Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday
Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday will be available to all Swans TV customers from 3:00pm on Saturday 15th December.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
Swansea looked back to their best against Brentford, and we expect them to take advantage of an out of sorts Sheffield Wednesday.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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