This Saturday sees the Swans welcome Sheffield Wednesday back at the Liberty Stadium in the EFL Championship, having locked horns in the FA Cup 5th Round last season.
Swansea bounced back from three consecutive defeats with a 3-2 victory at Brentford last week.
It was a dream start for the Swans as they were three goals up in 27 minutes, but Brentford fought their way back into the game and the Swans had to survive a nervous finale.
The result takes Swansea up to 12th in the table and they will be looking to build on this with their final home game before Christmas.
Swansea will need to do without left back Martin Olsson, as he has been ruled out for the season with an achilles injury picked up in last week’s game. Bizarrely, it is the same injury that kept both Nathan Dyer and Leroy Fer out of action for many months in previous seasons.
Sheffield Wednesday were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Rotherham last week which currently leaves them 17th in the table.
The Owls are out of form at present as they have just won one game in their last nine, and manager Jos Luhukay’s position is under real pressure with a large contingent of Wednesday fans calling for him to be sacked in recent weeks.
Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday Head to Head Stats
The overall head to head record between the two sides at the Vetch Field and Liberty Stadium is:
Games played: 14
Swans wins: 5
Owls wins: 5
Swans Goals: 22
Owls Goals: 16
Take a look at all of the historical results between the two clubs since their first meeting way back in March 1928, when the Swans and Owls drew 2-2 in Division 2, on our Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday Head to Head Statistics page.
Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday Match Predictions
Given the Owls lack of form, I think Swansea are good value to win the game on the weekend at odds of 4/5 (1.80).
Swansea played some excellent football at times during last week’s game, and I feel they will come out on top against an out of sorts Sheffield Wednesday team who currently have the worst defensive record in the division.
Wednesday are also missing the influential pair of Fernando Forestieri (achilles) and Barry Bannan (suspension) and they join longer term absentees Gary Hooper and Sam Winnall on the sidelines for this match.
I’d also recommend backing Swansea to win 2-0 which is available at 43/5 (9.60).
Despite conceding quite a few goals recently Swansea do have still the 4th best defensive record in the division and have kept eight clean sheets this season.
With Sheffield Wednesday missing players and suffering other problems as well I do feel the Swans are likely to keep a clean sheet at the Liberty this weekend and have opted for the two goal margin of victory.
My final tip this week will something a little different – an accumulator of teams to win in the Football League this week.
I’ve already spoken of how I feel it is likely that Swansea will take all three points this weekend, and I’d advise including them in an accumulator with Aston Villa, Doncaster, Charlton and Sunderland.
The five fold pays 20/1 (21.0) at the time of writing with BetVictor, but bear in mind that Doncaster have an early kick off of 12.15pm, so bets must be staked before this time.
Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday Bet Recommendations
- Swansea to win at 3/4 (1.75) with SkyBet, BetVictor and BlackType.
- Swansea to win 2-0 at 44/5 (9.80) with BetDaq and SMarkets.
- Accumulator – Swansea, Aston Villa, Charlton, Doncaster & Sunderland at 20/1 (21.0) with BetVictor.
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