Swansea City v Sheffield United Match Preview
Swansea City are looking to extend their unbeaten start to 2019 against Sheffield United this weekend. The Blades come to the Liberty Stadium on an impressive run of form themselves, following 4 wins from their last 4 games. After a poor start to the season, Sheffield United have been in the top 6 since September and have been one of the most consistent teams in the league.
Swansea City Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Swansea failed to build on their man advantage in a 1-1 draw with Preston at Deepdale. Both sides came close in the opening 45, but the majority of shots were from long range. Barrie McKay’s effort deflected off Conor Roberts, producing a world class save from Declan Rudd. The Swans opened the scoring on 58 minutes, following a flowing attacking move. Wayne Routledge picked up the ball 30 yards out, running through the Preston defence, before passing to McKay who set up Courtney Baker-Richardson for this second goal of the year. Daniel Johnson converted a penalty just 2 minutes later, after Conor Roberts was harshly judged to have handled in the area. 10 minutes before the end, half time sub Joshua Earl was sent off after 2 bookings, but Preston held on for the draw.
Sheffield United Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
David McGoldrick’s 38th minute goal gave Sheffield United 3 points against QPR, propelling them into 2nd place in the Championship. After plenty of Blades pressure in the opening half, McGoldrick hammered in a powerful header from Oliver Norwood's’ curling cross. In an uneventful second half, Queens Park Rangers hit a couple of weak shots from range, but nothing that troubled Dean Henderson. Sheffield United’s upturn in form has led to a climb up the table to second, 4 points behind leaders Leeds.
Swansea v Sheffield United Head to Head
Swansea City Wins - 12 Draws - 10 Sheffield United Wins - 19
Prior to their meeting at Bramall Lane earlier this season, Swansea and Sheffield United hadn’t faced each other in 7 years. In their last 6 meeting in the league, both sides have won 3 times, although most of those matches were around 2010. In the last match at the Liberty, Swansea ran out 4-0 winners, after goals from Scott Sinclair, Leon Britton and a double from Stephen Dobbie. Earlier in the year, Swansea City won 2-1 after Yan Dhanda scored with his first touch in a Swansea shirt. Although both teams scored in that match, that was only the second time in 6 matches that both sides found the back of the net.
Where To Watch Swansea v Sheffield United
Swansea City v Sheffield United has been selected for TV coverage, and will be shown live on Sky Sports from 5:30 on Saturday 19th January.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
Although both sides have scored plenty this season, we are expecting a close match at the Liberty Stadium, with 1 goal nicking it for either side.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting correct at the time of writing.
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