Swansea City v Derby County Match Preview
After Swansea’s faint playoff hopes came to an end against Hull, they come into their final home game of the season with a chance to put a dent in Derby County’s top 6 bid. Graham Potter’s side needed 3 points and other results to fall their way. Regardless of not making the playoffs, Swansea City fans will surely be happy with how this season has gone. Their young core now has plenty of experience and will be able to attack next season as they look for promotion. Derby’s aim was promotion and now a win will all but assure them of a play off place.
Swansea City - 9/4* To Win
Swansea’s Recent Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Swansea raced into a 2-0 win at the weekend, but failed to hold on and ended up with a draw against Hull. Oli McBurnie opened the scoring after 37 minutes, tapping in from Wayne Routledge’s low cross. The hosts continued to dominate but couldn’t put their chances away as Hull failed to impress. 20 minutes into the second half, McBurnie scored his 21st goal of the season to put Swansea 2-0 up. The Scotsman rose highest from Daniel James’ cross to add another goal to his impressive Championship tally. Hull’s comeback started from Jarrod Bowen, who reacted quickest in the box from a loose ball to half the deficit. Just 7 minutes later and the sides were level. Nouha Dicko lurked at the back post and easily finished from Jon Toral’s deep ball. Swansea pressed for a late winner but neither side could grab that vital third goal. The draw leaves Swansea in 11th, but with a game in hand on most sides around them.
Derby County - 6/5* To Win
Derby’s Recent Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Derby took a huge step towards a play off place with a 2-0 win away at Bristol City. Early on, loanee Mason Mount provided the spark for Derby as he looked to cap off an impressive season. It was his low cross that created Derby’s first goal for Tom Lawrence, who scored via a deflection into the bottom corner. Both sides pushed for the next goal as the result would all but decide the final play off picture. Bristol’s hopes of a win looked slim when substitute Antoine Semenyo was sent off for a late challenge on Tom Huddlestone. On 77 minutes, Derby grabbed the decisive goal to finish off the game. Jayden Bogle rounded off a swift counter attack with a finish into the top corner to keep Derby in 6th place, and extend their goal difference. Derby are level on points with Middlesbrough in 7th, but with a 6 better goal difference and 2 games left to play.
Where’s the value bet?
Recently, Swansea City have been formidable at home. Since Boxing Day defeat to Aston Villa, Swansea have gone 10 games unbeaten at the Liberty; winning 7 and drawing just 3. In those 10 games, Swansea have outscored the opposition by 24-12, with no team yet to contain the Swans in 2019. In Derby, they will face an in-form team but Swansea should still have more than enough to keep their unbeaten record going. Although a win might be out of their reach, by using Bet UK’s double chance market, we can ensure that a win or a draw will both return some winnings.
How to watch Swansea v Derby
Despite being the only game of the Championship game of the night, Swansea v Derby will not be shown on terrestrial TV. Instead, the match will only be available to Swans TV subscribers.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
It’s tough to predict this one, with Derby still having plenty to fight for and Swansea wanting to end their home campaign on a high. One thing we can expect though, is plenty of goals from both sides in an entertaining game.
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*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting correct at the time of writing.
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