Swansea City v Hull City EFL Championship 2018-2019 Match Preview

Swansea City are back in EFL Championship action this weekend as Hull City visit the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans earned maximum points over the Easter weekend with a hard earned 4-3 victory over Rotherham United, followed by a 1-0 away to Ipswich Town, their first league away win since January.

The two victories lift the Swans into 10th place in the table and with their team just five points off the play off places, the Swans fans are dreaming of a late run into the play off places.

Hull endured a miserable Easter weekend with two defeats, firstly away to West Brom and then at home to promotion chasing Sheffield United.

The results leave Hull in 13th place in the table and with no mathematical chance of reaching the play-offs.

Swansea City v Hull City Head to Head Stats
The overall head to head record between the two sides at Vetch Field and Liberty Stadium is as follows:

Games played: 37
Swans wins: 23
Draws: 8
Tigers wins: 6
Swansea Goals: 53
Tigers Goals: 26

Take a look at all of the historical results between the two clubs since their first meeting way back in 1925 at the Vetch Field, when the Swans beat the Tigers 2-0 in Football League Division Two, on our Swansea City v Hull City Head to Head Statistics page.

The last time the sides met at the Liberty Stadium was in August 2016, when the Tigers won 2-0 in the Premier League to maintain their unbeaten stat to the season. Stuart Attwell was the referee that day.

Swansea City v Hull City Match Referee
County Durham official Geoff Eltringham will be the referee for this Championship fixture.

Geoff Eltringham

This will be the third Swansea City game that Eltringham has officiated this season, having overseen the 3-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers at the Liberty Stadium in October and the 3-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday back in February.

Eltringham has also taken charge of two Hull City games to date, a goalless home draw with Championship leaders Norwich City and the 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

In his 25 Championship games this season, he has issued 80 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

Swansea City v Hull City Match Predictions
The Swans come into this game in excellent form, winning five of their last six matches and winning seven out of eight home games since the start of February scoring 22 goals in the process.

Hull’s form has been poor of late, losing their last three games and it has been their away form that has cost them their opportunity in the play-offs, as they have lost seven of their last eight matches on the road.

Given the recent form I would back Swansea to win the game at 7/10 (1.70) which is available at BetVictor and MarathonBet.

Daniel James continues to be the man of the moment for Swansea and is my selection to be first goalscorer against the Tigers.

James is priced up at 7/1 (8.00) with BetUK and I feel that is excellent value with his pace and development to his all round game in recent months.

Indeed, Dan has been such a threat to opponents that in recent weeks it seems the only tactic these defences have is to kick lumps out of him.

With this in mind then another selection I would recommend is backing Hull’s right back Todd Kane to pick up a card during the game which is available at 4/1 (5.00) with UniBet.

Matt Grimes
Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency

Lastly, the fluidity and pace of Swansea’s attacking play has been a joy to watch in recent weeks and this sort of movement is always likely to draw fouls from their opponents inside and around the penalty area.

I would therefore recommend Matt Grimes to score anytime at 17/2 (9.50) as good value as Swansea’s main free kick taker and penalty taker.

Matt is available at 22/1 (23.00) to score first for the more optimistic punter with BetWay.

Swansea City v Hull City Bet Recommendations

  • Swansea to win – 7/10 (1.70) with BetFred.
  • Dan James – First Goalscorer – 7/1 (8.00) with BetUK.
  • Matt Grimes – Anytime goalscorer – 17/2 (9.50) with Paddy Power.
  • Todd Kane to pick up a card – 4/1 (5.00) with Unibet.

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