Stoke City vs Swansea
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium.
The Swans are one of the best teams in the competition this season, and are contenders to get promoted to the PL at the end of the campaign.
They are placed fourth in the table at the moment, and have a lead of eight points over the seventh-placed Barnsley. Note that a top-six finish is mandatory to qualify for the playoffs.
However, it also needs to be noted that they need a surplus of just four points to climb to the second position, and they have two matches in hand as well.
Since the top-two teams will be directly promoted to the top flight, teams will be desperate to finish in the first two positions.
Meanwhile, the Potters have been an inconsistent bunch all through this campaign, and have been conceding goals in plenty. They also have been inferior in h2h encounters in the recent past.
Likely, expect the determined Swansea to emerge victorious this Wednesday at the Bet365 Stadium.
Stoke vs Swansea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Steve Cooper’s men recorded a 2-0 win in the reverse clash.
- Two of the former four match-ups had goals from both teams, as well as three or more goals.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record since 2000.
- Not once have the visitors kept a clean sheet at this venue.
Stoke vs Swansea Prediction
Michael O’Neil’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Brentford. In the meantime, the Swans lost 1-3 at home the past game week, against Bristol City.
Going on, the Potters were winless in 16 of their former 19 overall games, and they remained so in six of their last eight appearances at home. In fact, one of their only two wins since mid-December had come against the relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 12 of their last 15 overall match-ups, and they had also won four of their former five road trips. Note that they had scored two or more goals in these four games as well.
On top of that, Cooper’s men are desperate for points, as they have targeted a top-two finish.
Considering these factors, expect the in-form Swansea to dominate the struggling Stoke right from the get-go.
Stoke vs Swansea: Betting Tips
Swansea to Win Either Half @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Swansea @ 3.25 (9/4).